Alan Shearer gives promising Tammy Abraham verdict despite ‘difficult Chelsea role’

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has been praised by the Premier League’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer after his strong start to the season.

The Blues couldn’t sign any new players over the summer due to a transfer ban, meaning the 22-year-old has led the line so far this season.

Abraham has hit the ground running, notching 13 league goals for Frank Lampard’s men.

And Shearer admits the youngster has impressed him in recent months.

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“I’m a big fan of Tammy Abraham. He’s playing a difficult role given his experience,” he told BBC 5 Live.

“He’s got a very good touch, technique, good at bringing people into the game. He’ll be delighted with the return in terms of number of goals.

“He’s only going to get better.”

Tammy Abraham has enjoyed a strong start to the season
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Chelsea are on course to battle for a top four spot this season, which Lampard was tasked with achieving upon his arrival this summer.

And Shearer has also been impressed with the former midfielder since he took the job.

“Chelsea are still on target for what they want to achieve. Frank Lampard is doing a fantastic job,” he added.

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“With the number of youngsters and inexperience in that Chelsea side, you are always going to get inconsistencies, because that’s what happens when you have so many inexperienced players in your team.

“But I think they’re pretty much on track.

“When Frank took on that job, he knew the circumstances, but overall he is doing a very, very good job.”