Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham insists that his goal record against elite clubs so far this season hasn’t worried him.
The 22-year-old has made an excellent start to the campaign for the Blues and managed to become the first-choice option in attack under manager Frank Lampard.
He’s already scored 11 goals in 19 games across all competitions, as well as supplying four assists too.
But one small grey area over his game is that he’s not found the net in matches against top opponents.
The England international has drawn a blank in league games against Liverpool and Manchester City so far, as well as both Champions League group stage matches against Ajax.
Abraham has explained that it’s not a record that plays on his mind and he’s happy to be contributing this season.
“It hasn’t played on my mind [not scoring against the big clubs]. That is something I have to be ready for. I think every team in the Premier League and Champions League are tough,” Abraham said, as quoted by Football.London.
Abraham certainly doesn’t deserve any sort of criticism this season, as he’s one of the academy graduates leading the way in the first-team and he looks a serious talent.
The centre-forward did score earlier in the Champions League group stages in an away win over Lille and his team are preparing for arguably the biggest game of the season so far on Wednesday evening.
Chelsea will qualify for the knockout rounds if they secure a victory away to Valencia and it would be a serious statement if Abraham can score in the fixture.
It’s worth noting that the Blues have fallen short against elite opponents so far this campaign and are a working progress, so the blame shouldn’t lie at Abraham’s door.