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Abraham masterclass

Tammy Abraham is more than taking his chance in the Chelsea team at present.

In and out of Frank Lampard’s XI to begin with this season, the England international has now started the team’s last three Premier League games and has played his part in all three victories.

Teeing up Hakim Ziyech for the opener at Burnley last month, Abraham then found the back of the net last time out in the league in the 4-1 win over Sheffield United.

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He deservedly took his place in the side at St James’ Park once again on Saturday afternoon and added another goal to his tally for the season with a neat finish in the 65th minute.

It was exactly what his performance deserved as he linked up incredibly well and caused problems for Steve Bruce’s men with his hard work.

Having created an opening for Mateo Kovacic inside the opening few minutes of the contest, he really should have had an assist to his name later in the first half as he played in Timo Werner only for the German international to drag his shot wide of the target.

Thankfully the pair teamed up again in the second half as the summer signing turned provider for Abraham to fire home with a low strike.

Given many had predicted that the ex-Bristol City loanee would find himself on the bench more often than not this season due to the club’s summer business, he is doing everything possible at present to remain in the starting XI on a consistent basis.

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