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Tammy Abraham netted for the first time in a Chelsea shirt against Norwich on Saturday as the academy product put in a very assured display to help his side get their first win of the season.
The 21-year-old had failed to score in the opening league games of the season and also missed the decisive penalty in Chelsea’s Super Cup defeat to Liverpool, after coming on as a second-half substitute.
However, Blues boss Frank Lampard trusted him to start the game against Norwich and he bagged a brace in the 3-2 victory for Chelsea.
Following his impressive performance, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton called for him to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England team for next month’s friendlies.
“I thought Chelsea were very good,” he declared.
“You talk about England and I think the interesting one is Tammy Abraham.
“I know it’s early days but I thought he was very good.
“When you think of England strikers you’d say shoe-in Rashford and Kane but then you start to think.
“Could Abraham push Callum Wilson? Yeah, I think he could.
“Frank Lampard seems to have great faith in Abraham, getting the nod over Giroud.
“I was impressed with Abraham at the weekend.
“It’s a big season for him and the fact that he has Frank’s backing, good mobility and no doubt he took both goals fantastically.”