CHELSEA have their very own version of Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino in Tammy Abraham, according to Gary Neville.
Tammy Abraham netted a double against West HamCredit: Alamy Live News
Abraham could be Chelsea’s answer to Liverpool striker Roberto FirminoCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The England forward slammed home a quick fire brace for the Blues against West Ham on Monday night to take his league tally for the season up to five goals in 13 games.
The 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge secured a crucial three points for boss Frank Lampard and took his side into fifth place in the Premier League.
Speaking on Sky’s Monday Night Football, Neville said: “He’s got to get 12-15 goals.
“He’s not going to 25 goals, but the pressure will come on him when people say ‘Chelsea need a goalscorer’.
“I know they’ve got Werner who will score from wide areas, but when the centre-forward isn’t scoring 15 goals, 20 goals a season, he’ll come under pressure.
“He’s got to get those goals early in the season. I think there’s a massive relief there on his face when doing that interview.
“I mean he could be the Firmino. You see Firmino at Liverpool who does sometimes get questioned a little bit for not getting enough goals.
“But I don’t think from anyone who knows football questions him and what he brings then the other two get more plaudits and score goals.
“But he does a lot of work for the team that obviously supports that.”
Neville reiterated how he is worried the pressure could build on Abraham – especially if he goes through a barren spell.
He added: “I just think at Chelsea he will get put under pressure – a young striker, English centre-forward.
“He just needs to keep scoring goals just to keep people away from him and make sure those clouds don’t build.”
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