Tim Sherwood thought new Chelsea signings would mean ‘the end’ for Frank Lampard favourite

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham was expected to suffer from the club’s summer transfer business by former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood. Sherwood says he thought it would be “the end” for Abraham following the Blues’ £220million spending spree. However, the England international is once again flourishing under Frank Lampard.

Abraham was Chelsea’s top scorer last season with 17 goals in all competitions.

But Sherwood thought the arrivals of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech would spell bad news for the academy graduate.

However, Abraham has now started each of Chelsea’s last five matches, scoring three goals in the process.

And Sherwood is pleased to see him feature as much as he has.

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“He seems to have found a balance now, Tammy Abraham’s come in, proved that he scored goals last year,” Sherwood said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show.

“It looked like when they brought in Werner, Kai Havertz, it looked like we were going to see the end of him.

“[Christian] Pulisic was brilliant towards the end of last season, it looked like Tammy might have been pushed to the side, but he’s pushed himself back to the front.

“I’m pleased to see that because he really is effective.”

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright is enjoying the link-up play between Abraham and summer signing Werner.

“It works well for Tammy and Werner because Tammy can still stretch teams,” Wright said.

“We’ve seen Werner can come short and get the ball and run it through and progress it through that way.

“I think that once Tammy gets it even more in respects of holding up play and the linking, and getting the people who play alongside him to just continue to feed him, Tammy will continue to score goals.

“I think it works perfectly with the way Timo’s playing.”

Chelsea are third in the Premier League and haven’t tasted defeat since the third game of the season.

But Sherwood says the fixture list has been kind to Lampard’s side.

“They do [have an exciting squad], going forward,” Sherwood added.

“But to be fair the run of games they’ve had they’ve been a fantastic run of games, you wouldn’t wish to hand pick them yourself.

“So they are games they should be winning, if they’re not… and they didn’t win the one against Southampton where they were 3-0 up and we know Southampton are going very well at the moment but they managed to get a draw in the last minute.

“Frank must be like a kid in a sweet shop where he doesn’t know what sweets to pick in forward areas where he likes them all.”

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