Alan Shearer outlines improvements required from Tammy Abraham

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham didn’t make most of the good crosses put in by Reece James and Hakim Ziyech in the London derby against Tottenham, which resulted in both teams sharing a point. Chelsea had more of an attacking intent compared to their North London rivals but couldn’t capitalise on their dominant possession. Tammy Abraham has been preferred in the central striker role by Lampard which allows Timo Werner to attack from the flanks. Abraham, who was pivotal in Frank Lampard’s first season at Chelsea has scored just 3 goals this season.


Alan Shearer believes the Chelsea striker needs to improve on scoring goals from crosses. Speaking on Match of the Day, the Newcastle United legend said “I like him but I also think he has to go to the next level and to do that, that stat of only scoring four goals from crossed has to improve. He is very good at finishing balls that come from midfield and in behind the defence. Where he can improve is when balls come into the box, he needs to have that intelligent movement where number nines score on a regular basis. These balls into the box from Reece James are dreamland. His body position is alright. We spoke about Cavani’s movement and how he is in control of the situation. He shouldn’t be flicking it, it should be a bullet header. I like him, he has great potential but where he has to go to the next level, the one thin he can improve on is that movement in the box and he can improve that. He just needs to work on it and improve.

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