Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford sent some love out to Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham during a question-and-answer session on Twitter yesterday.

Rashford was asked who is favourite current player was in the Blues squad.

His answer? England teammate and fellow striker, Abraham.

With all the abundance of superstars within Chelsea’s ranks, not to mention the other contingent of English talent, this must’ve been music to the ears of Abraham.

Not least because the 23-year-old has been enduring a difficult time in South West London recently.

He hasn’t featured at all since a 1-1 draw with Southampton on the 20th of February.

Thomas Tuchel dragged him off at half-time in that match and is yet to reappear in a Chelsea shirt.

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SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 20: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea is challenged by Mohammed Salisu of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on February 20, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The Blues boss then omitted Abraham entirely from the matchday squad to face Manchester United the following weekend.

This led to a report from the Telegraph that suggested Premier League and European clubs were tracking his movements, fuelled by the fact that negations about a new contract had not yet begun.

Abraham’s current deal at Stamford Bridge lasts until 2023, but feels he should be earning more than his £80,000-a-week wage (Eurosport).

Despite missing the last seven games, the no.9 remains as Chelsea’s top scorer this season with 12 goals, so there is certainly still value for money there.

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