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Tammy Abraham will go head to head with one of the best strikers in the game as Chelsea visit Tottenham this evening for a massive London derby game.
Abraham (11) currently has more league goals than Kane (9) so far this season, but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has urged his number 9 to learn from Kane.
“There’s no better person for Tammy to look up to in football than Harry Kane,” Lampard stated.
“He’s an all-round number nine and, if not the best in the world, then he’s really close to it.
“Tammy should look up to that and I know he does because that’s how Tammy is. He will try to take on board the work ethic that Harry had to go from multiple loans to being the best striker in the world.”
Upon being called up for his first international duty back in October, Abraham said he does not see Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane as someone he needs to battle for playing time with on the English national team. Instead, he is hoping to learn from the man he believes is the best striker in the world.
Tammy told James Olley of the London Evening Standard: “For me, he’s the greatest striker in the world. I would put him up there. I was talking to [Chelsea and England midfielder] Ross Barkley the other day and said I’ve never seen a finisher like him. Ross was saying him, Jermain Defoe, and all sorts. But when you look at Harry Kane, if he gets a chance in the box, nine times out of 10, it’s a goal. So I’ll go there learn off him and hopefully be like him.
“It would be amazing to play with him, but even to train with him alone, getting to see him in training and all sorts—nick a few bits of his game and add them to mine.
“It isn’t really a battle. The one thing I love about the England team is that we are all a big family. They all play for each other, the team, the nation.”