Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham
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Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham

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Current Club: AS Roma.

Previous Clubs: Chelsea.

Loan Clubs: Aston Villa, Swansea City, Bristol City.

International: England 10caps 3 goals.

Trophies Won: UEFA Champions League 2020/21. UEFA Supercup 2021/22. UEFA Youth League 2014/15, 2015/16.

Abraham is very reminiscent of a young Lukaku, in that he is tall, ungainly, with a heavy touch but can score goals in patches. He does lack the bulk, strength and, while swift, is not as quick as his former teammate, but the movement and touch is similar.

There are a number of weaknesses to his game, particularly striking is his weakness in the air for such a tall, lanky player. Abraham is also not the strongest, which adds to his heavy touch to make him a very poor player in a target man role.

Not only does the ball bounce off him quite often, he can be levered off the ball rather easily and his passing is not good. That makes him a poor player in a link up role as well, with no ability to drop deep and create if necessary.

Abraham's at his best when he is able to run in behind onto through balls, though even then he is not the most clinical of strikers, you would not want to rely on him on a big occasion to put the ball into the back of the net. He does miss rather too many chances, which is why his goal scoring tends to come in patches, as his touch is inconsistent.

On the pitch his workrate is good, but clearly his work off the pitch is not going far enough to fix his technical issues, which is a worry for the long term future development of his game. The players who become great do so through hard work, improving their strengths and fixing their weaknesses.

Abraham needs to do more of that if he is to be as good as he could potentially be. The weakness of his technique should be easily fixed with lots of practice, while the weakness of his physicality could be cured in the gym.

The question is whether he has the desire to improve that he needs to have in order to make the step up. The way Abraham lost his way at Chelsea, once he was in the first team, suggests he lacks the self-discipline to ever be any more than the player he is now.

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