FTB: Why Tammy Abraham’s form should merit potential England call-up

FTB: Why Tammy Abraham’s form should merit potential England call-up

Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #16

Tammy Abraham was always going to have big shoes to fill when he agreed to stay at Chelsea and take on the coveted number nine shirt ahead of the new season.

Blighted by their transfer ban, Chelsea were reliant on their lengthy roster of young talent to step up to the mark; arguably none more so than striker Abraham, who’d impressed at Championship level but was yet to really make the step up to regular Premier League football.

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Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle: A resilient performance but an inevitable result

Chelsea 2-1 Newcastle: A resilient performance but an inevitable result

On a day where other results went against the Magpies too, Newcastle United fell to a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea. The result was of little surprise, in all honesty, given the gulf in class between the two respective lineups, but those in black and white did give a resilient and valiant performance.

A lack of depth and quality in the Newcastle team has led to some real problems, particularly in central midfield, in recent matches and the trip to Stamford Bridge drove that home perhaps clearer than any other.

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