Tammy Abraham has seen his stock rise even higher this season as his hat trick against Wolves in Chelsea’s 5-2 win at the Molineux chalked up his goal tally to seven with an additional two assists.
A lot of credit has been directed at Chelsea manager Frank Lampard for reposing so much faith in the youngster.
However the Blues legend has pointed out other key personnel who have been just as important to the development of the Anglo-Nigerian forward, Soccernet.ng reports.
“They’re delighted. They’ve worked for years. They bring players through with a great attitude and desire,” Lampard said of the Chelsea Academy staff.
Chelsea’s first eight Premier League goals under Frank Lampard:
All English, all academy graduates, all under the age of 22. 🔵 pic.twitter.com/O89Z4Bb2sH
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 14, 2019
“We had a couple of pints in the week with Neil Bath (head of youth development) and the Academy staff because I think it’s important the club is joined up.
Every single goal scored by Chelsea this season has been by an academy player!
🏴 Tammy Abraham = 6
🏴 Mason Mount = 2
🏴 Fikayo Tomori = 1
Top class from Frank Lampard. 👏 pic.twitter.com/VrZJvd8fPr
— 360Sources (@360Sources) September 14, 2019
“It doesn’t mean young players are going to start every week, but there must be a connection. When they work for hours and hours with these young players, and invest time, it’s nice for them to see.
— 🔴⚪️ (@CoutinhoClass) September 14, 2019
“When I sit here and Tammy’s scoring and it makes me happy, we should also praise Neil Bath, Jim Fraser (assistant head of youth development) and all the Academy staff,” Lampard concluded.