Tammy Abraham Proves His Role Despite Timo Werner Form
Tammy Abraham has made valuable contributions in recent weeks despite Timo Werner’s good form hence proving to still be an option for Frank Lampard.
Needless to say, Chelsea’s summer signing, Timo Werner has caused shivers on Tammy Abraham. The big-money signing from RB Leipzig suggested that Abraham would lose his place in the team and might be forced to sit on the bench for long periods. Consequently, the striker would have been forgiven for feeling a little worried this summer.
It is easy to forget how good the striker was at the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign. Tammy Abraham scored almost regularly in a youthful, new-look at Chelsea. As the season went on, the goals slightly dried up but a return of 18 in all competitions for such an inexperienced player was equally impressive.
Coach Lampard placed his trust on the England international though some claim he did so out of necessity given Chelsea’s transfer ban. Despite Olivier Giroud’s availability, Abraham forced his way into the manager’s plans.
Right now, the 23-year-old might be concerned about his career in the blues. Having spent a lot on the attacking talent, the last thing Abraham needs is a year on the periphery.
He has proved himself on loan in the Championship and with one season in the top flight, this is the time to kick on. Gracefully, Lampard is a manager who is unlikely to neglect the club’s talented youngsters. Mason Mount is still a regular and Abraham, over the last weeks, has been re-establishing as the leading man in the attack.
In Chelsea’s match against Burnley and Sheffield United, Abraham started as the central striker although there is a fluidity about the Blue’s forward who at times have no defined positions. This allowed Werner to line up on the left and looked more dangerous than he has while operating as a typical No.9.
Abraham created Ziyech’s opener at Turf Moor. A few days later, he was on the scoresheet in a convincing 3-0 win over Rennes in the Champions League. He then added to his score list a goal against Sheffield United showing the benefits of playing regularly and gradually reminding Lampard he has plenty to offer.