Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink explained the difference between Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham.
Frank Lampard has shuffled between the strikers since the Premier League restart, with Giroud bagging four goals in the five starts from the last eight games.
His goal against Norwich City yesterday also handed Chelsea the crucial three points amid the race for the Champions League spot, keeping them four points clear of Leicester City and Manchester United at the moment.
Hasselbaink has praised Giroud’s recent performances, highlighting the striker’s brilliant movement.
“It’s a feeling and he has that feeling of where the ball is going to go,” he told Premier League Productions (as quoted by the Metro).
“At the moment it’s not really working for Tammy Abraham and Giroud is picking up the pieces. He’s been so important for Chelsea.”
On the other hand, Tammy’s recent record has not been as impressive, netting just once since the restart.
But the 22-year-old is still Chelsea’s leading goalscorer with 16 goals across all competitions.
Speaking about the two strikers, Hasselbaink said they are “two different players”.
He also urged Tammy to learn from his more experienced teammate, especially in “bringing other players in, making them look better”.
“With Abraham at times – especially in the last few matches – it’s been erratic. At the beginning of the season he was brilliant and it’s normal because it’s his first year at Chelsea at a high level.
“There will always be a difficult time for him and that’s what’s happening now. Giroud has been brilliant, a breath of fresh air.”