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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was a surprise omission from Gareth Southgate’s England squad which was announced on Saturday.
Southgate instead chose Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford and Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. Southgate’s decision to omit Abraham from the England squad is strange given the striker’s record.
Despite a tricky start to the season that saw Abraham miss a penalty in Chelsea’s Super Cup loss to Liverpool, the 21 year old striker has scored four goals in his last two games for Chelsea. His brace against Norwich was followed by another double at home to Sheffield United on Saturday.
Abraham’s four goals this season means he has now scored 30 league goals since the start of last season, including the 26 he got during his time on loan at Aston Villa.
According to a stat on talkSPORT, no player in the England squad has scored more league goals than Abraham since the start of last season.
Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has scored 22 league goals since the start of last season, Harry Kane has 19 goals, Callum Wilson has 15 goals while Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has scored just 12 goals since the start of last season.
England take on Bulgaria at Wembley next Saturday before welcoming Kosovo to St Mary’s in the latest round of Euro Qualifiers and judging from the stats above, Abraham should be in that squad.