Former Chelsea star Tammy Abraham will play tonight, Thursday 5 May, for Roma against Leicester City in the framework of the UEFA Europa League.
The English youngster has thrived at Serie A club Roma since joining in the summer. A former member of the Chelsea youth team, Abraham fell out of favor with the Blues manager Thomas Tuchel following the departure of Frank Lampard, but he became the centerpiece of Jose Mourinho’s organization in Italy.
The move was initially questioned by pundits, such as former Manchester United player Gary Neville, but manager Mourinho is defying criticism and has now become the focus of Arsenal’s attention.
The 24-year-old’s performances this season have also helped his side reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference tournament.
Roma are currently drawn 1-1 with Leicester as they head into the second leg tonight, Thursday 5 May 2022.
With 24 goals for Roma this season, let’s take a look at Abraham’s record…
Who is Tammy Abraham?
Born in Camberwell, Abraham began his youth career in 2004 with Chelsea before moving to the senior team in 2016.
The player then had loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa before returning to the Blues.
During the year at Villa, Abraham scored 26 goals in 42 appearances as well as contributed 3 assists.
Upon his return to Chelsea, Abraham became the youngest player to score three goals in a Premier League game for Chelsea. At the age of 21 347 days, Abraham scored his first hat-trick for the Blues in a 5-2 win over Wolves.
Abraham became the first English player to score a hat-trick for Chelsea in the FA Cup since Frank Lampard in 2007 when he scored three times against Luton Town in the fourth round of the tournament in January 2021.
He then also became the first Chelsea youth product to score 10 or more goals in consecutive seasons since Mike Fillery in 1982-82.
At international level, Abraham has scored three goals in 10 appearances for his country. One of these goals was in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier while the other two were scored in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.
Tammy Abraham in Rome
Then on 17 August 2021, Abraham signed a five-year contract with Roma for a reported transfer fee of £34 million.
Chelsea also include a £68m buy-back clause that can only be activated after the 24-year-old completes two seasons with Roma.
On his Serie A debut, Abraham provided two assists as Roma beat Fiorentina 3-1.
Just a few days later, the striker went on to make his UEFA Europa Conference League debut as his side beat Trabzonspor 3-0.
This season, Abraham became the first English player to score more than 10 goals in a single Serie A season.
In 48 appearances for the Serie A giants this season, Abraham has provided five assists and scored 24 goals.
His eight goals in 11 UEFA Europa Conference League matches helped his side reach the semi-finals of the tournament.
Transfer News Tammy Abraham
Abraham’s recent form has had several clubs eyeing the striker, who could eventually return to the Premier League – potentially with Chelsea.
Arsenal are the other major Premier League side that have made a name for themselves in wanting the 24-year-old, although with a price tag of around £67m around his neck, it is unknown if the Gunners will continue to spend as much.
Abraham himself spoke of hoping to one day return to the Premier League, but in telling talkSPORT, the striker said: “It all happened at this point. Who knows what’s in the future.
“Of course I grew up in England and I’m a London boy so maybe one day I’ll be back in the Premier League to make some noise there.
“But for me right now, it’s about focusing on Rome. It’s about focusing on doing the best I can and hopefully I can win these guys a trophy, something they haven’t won in years. ”
https://www.nationalworld.com/sport/how-many-serie-a-goals-has-tammy-abraham-scored-former-chelsea-stars-roma-record-3682289 Tammy Abraham’s Serie A record against Roma v Leicester