Former England striker admits it will be difficult for Tammy Abraham to oust world’s best striker

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has bagged eight league goals out of ten games so far, and it has been an impressive start to the season for the 22-year-old.

While Abraham might currently be first choice striker for Chelsea, the lanky forward has a lot to do to get a regular spot for the England national team.

Former England striker Dean Ashton has hailed Abraham as a quality striker and revealed that he never doubted the young forward after his goalscoring exploits in the Championship. However, Ashton admits it’ll be difficult for Abraham to oust Harry Kane in the England national team, insisting that the Tottenham striker is certainly among the best strikers in the world.

“Ashton told Goal of Abraham: “Very impressed.

“I had no doubts whatsoever that he would show this quality. You don’t score the goals he has in the Championship, in the manner he has, and not become a Premier League player – and a good one at that.

“He’s been given a platform by Frank Lampard and, once he has got the confidence, which we have seen now, he’s an incredible athlete and his movement has improved and his finishing is as good as anyone at the moment.”

Quizzed on whether Spurs star Harry Kane can be considered the finest frontman in world football, Ashton said: “I think he is at the moment. He’s certainly up there with [Robert] Lewandowski in terms of an out-and-out No.9.

“At the moment it’s going to take some unbelievable performances and maybe a dip in form for him to lose his place for England.

“His scoring record, the way he leads the line and being captain as well, it’s difficult for a Tammy Abraham or anyone else, but they just have to keep scoring goals.”

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