Chelsea star Tammy Abraham reveals two areas of his game he wants to improve

The striker is thriving under Lampard (Picture: Getty Images)

Tammy Abraham has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top young strikers, but the Chelsea star admits there are a few key areas of his game that need improvement.

The 23-year-old may have feared for his place at Stamford Bridge when the club spent big on the likes of Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the summer.

But Lampard put his faith in Abraham and he has delivered with five goals and as many assists in all competitions so far this season.

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But the England international feels that given his 6ft 3in frame, he could improve his ability in the air and hold-up play.

‘There are still a few things that I’m trying to work on,’ Abraham told the club’s official website.

‘I’m very tall so I know I can score more headers and I want to improve my hold-up play, which is vital because sometimes a team needs the striker to hold the ball up so they can all get forward.

‘I think I’ve got good feet for a tall guy and I know where the goal is. I’m always in and around the right places to try and get a shot off.’

Abraham faces a tough test to gain back his starting berth for Sunday’s clash against Leeds United after Olivier Giroud’s finishing masterclass in midweek.

The French World Cup winner scored all of Chelsea’s four goals as they romped to an emphatic 4-0 win over Sevilla in the Champions League.

And despite the clear competition between the two centre-forwards, Abraham admitted he has picked up plenty of tips from his experienced team-mate Giroud.

‘Of course, I learn a lot from him,’ Abraham added. ‘He’s someone I grew up watching on TV so it’s great for me to be training with him now every day.

‘I like to watch him and steal some ideas to add to my own game. I look at the way he holds the ball up and try to add parts of his game to mine.

‘He gives me advice all the time. We were on the plane back from Newcastle the other day and I asked him what he thought of my header that the keeper saved. He gave me good criticism and things I can work on to score more headers.’

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