Jamie Redknapp Tells Tammy Abraham To Be Like Former Chelsea Striker Diego Costa

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Diego Costa tore the Premier League apart during his three years at the club. Costa was a beast in front of goal and helped Chelsea win two Premier League titles before falling out with former boss Antonio Conte and leaving the club to join Atletico Madrid. 

The Spain international scored 59 goals in 120 appearances for Chelsea, and the Blues have been unable to replace him since then. The likes of Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain are two high profile names who have failed to replicate his success at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is tipping young striker Tammy Abraham to be the main striker at Chelsea, and the youngster showed he can prove a point this season by scoring a brace in our 3-2 win over Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday. 

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp believes Abraham can still improve and has urged him to ‘master the dark arts’ like former Blues star Costa.

Redknapp told the Daily Mail: “Let’s give Frank Lampard credit for the way he secured his first Premier League win as a manager at Norwich. 

“There was pressure on his side to win but Lampard had the courage to start with Tammy Abraham up front and his bravery was rewarded as the 21-year-old got two goals. 

“Abraham is not the finished article. I think he needs to be nastier and a master of the dark arts like Diego Costa. Then maybe the No 9 shirt will be his for the foreseeable future.”

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