'My guy': Marcus Rashford says 23-year-old is his favourite current Chelsea player

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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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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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.