Arsenal legend outlines key improvement in Tammy Abraham after firing Chelsea to Newcastle win

Ian Wright believes Tammy Abraham’s movement was what caught the eye in Chelsea’s 2-0 triumph over Newcastle as the young striker looks to put himself into a position where he can’t be dropped by Frank Lampard.

After a breakout Premier League season with Chelsea under a transfer embargo, Abraham has been ever so slightly shunted down the striking hierarchy following Timo Werner’s summer arrival and Lampard’s desire to also accommodate new signings Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech alongside Christian Pulisic.

However, an injury to the latter and Havertz’s Covid-related absence before the international break has forced Lampard into a tactical reshuffle, switching Werner into a wide-left role and vacating the central area for Abraham.

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The 23-year-old has started and scored in Chelsea’s last three games, with the latest at Newcastle on Saturday as he tracked Werner’s blistering run from the halfway line before drifting away from his fellow forward and finishing off the German’s lay-off.

It’s that work off the ball that Wright believes will be so crucial for Abraham re-establishing himself in the first XI, as his talent on the ball and inside the penalty area is unquestioned.

“Some of the movement I saw against Sheffield United wasn’t as great as it was today, as his movement today was fantastic,” Wright said on BBC’s Match of the Day.

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