Former Chelsea Defender Tells Tammy Abraham To Be A Bad Boy

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Chelsea used to have a bad boy striker in the mould of Diego Costa, as the former Blues forward troubled the Premier League defences not only with his goals, but his bad boy nature as well.

Costa was notorious for his attitude on the pitch, and the Spain international made it very difficult for defenders.

Tammy Abraham is currently Frank Lampard’s first choice striker, and the 21-year-old has surpassed expectations and has bagged in seven league goals already this season.

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot has urged Abraham to be a bit more physical in his game. Melchiot wants Abraham to add a bit of aggression to his game and be more like Blues legend Didier Drogba.

“Tammy Abraham is a real finisher but, as much as I like him as a player, he’s sometimes got to be more of a bad boy,” said the Dutchman.

“You know why? When you play against players like Virgil van Dijk, the striker has to have a bit of badness in him. A bit of nastiness.

“OK, look at the guys I played against, like Ryan Giggs. He was so elegent, he dribbled beautifully, but trust me, if I kicked him he would have got up and either kicked me back or found a way to do it – he was one of the best players I played against.

“Tammy needs that too. As cute as he looks, he’s young, fresh and exciting to watch, he needs to have that.

“If you look at Drogba, Hasselbaink, these guys weren’t cute when you played against them.

“Be a little bit of a bad boy! Bring that badness out of you!”

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