Competition at Chelsea could help both Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.
Apparently Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham loves the competition for the starting spot that new arrival Timo Werner brings. The new star signing scored 34 goals in just 45 appearances for RB Leipzig in the 19-20 season. Although Tammy was Chelsea’s top scorer last season too, he scored a mere 18 goals which fall pale in front of Timo’s numbers.
It’s good to have me on edge. That’s how I love to be at Chelsea.” Abraham said.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard certainly prefers playing an attacking 4-3-3 formation and has plenty of options to choose from. With Hakim Ziyech coming back from injury, there’s certainly spots up for grabs in the front three. Lampard acknowledged Tammy’s positivity after watching the homegrown forward shine in a 6-0 rout of Barnsley in September. The Blues have found solutions to their defensive woes as they maintain their run of clean sheets; they are currently on a five consecutive clean-sheet run.
In the last two wins against Rennes and Burnley, both of which ended as 3-0 wins for the Blues, Lampard chose to play Timo on the left with Ziyech on the right and Tammy leading the line. In both of their convincing wins, Tammy looked to be essential to their attacks. As he manages to keep possession in deeper areas of the field, it releases their wingers into spaces to exploit.
Not just Werner but the link-up play between Havertz and Ziyech was equally good; maybe this is the reason Frank might have found his preferred starting forward line.
We brought in players who are versatile in their nature and the qualities that Tammy can bring to the team are never lost on me. I thought the link-up play between Timo and Tammy was good.” spoke Lampard as per Goal.
Although Tammy isn’t as agile as his partners Timo and Hakim, his tall and strong physique allows him to help his teammates in other ways than putting the ball in the net. Although there’s a long way to go in terms of starting games, he’s definitely not resting to compete for them.
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