KEY POINTS

  • Tammy Abraham recalls old scoring ways
  • Abraham now locked until 2023 with Chelsea
  • Abraham camp likely to seek new deal soon

Tammy Abraham is on the right path, showing everyone why he was the top gun for Chelsea F.C. this season. The 22-year-old player started out sluggishly when football action resumed but it appears he has finally gotten his act together. Abraham accounted for one goal when the Blues won over Crystal Palace, 3-2. That goal was a big sigh of relief for him but it turns out there was also something riding on it.

The feat was Abraham's 15th Premier League goal, activating another year for reaching the milestone. This means that Chelsea gets a bit of breathing room with the English striker 's contract now good up to 2023. His original deal was due to lapse in 2022, Goal.com reported.

Aside from that, the feat also gave Chelsea some leverage in case some of the club is interested to negotiate a deal for the 22-year-old player. Abraham now has 16 goals to his credit across all competitions and is Chelsea's top scorer.

No less than Blues manager Frank Lampard was happy with Abraham's feat. It was also a big load off the player's shoulders who revealed that Abraham was getting desperate for goals.

"He hasn’t scored a for a while, it helps his confidence and it is good for me. It gives me other options. He came on later in the game, he scored the winning goal and I'm pleased for my strikers," Lampard said.

Abraham's feat also comes not long after talks that his contract situation may have factored in his scoring drought. Lampard explained that the player's situation is nothing new and all Abraham can do to address it is by working on his game and making the most out of the opportunities he would get. Prior to that goal, Abraham had not scored in nine games. Much of this was covered in a previous post.

As far as his contract is concerned, Abraham's camp is expected to still target a new one moving forward. He is currently among the lowest-paid players on the first-team, earning roughly $18,980 a week.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham celebrates with team-mates during their win at Norwich Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham celebrates with team-mates during their win at Norwich Photo: AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS

Lampard also made it clear that he is not involved in contract talks. It will be between him and management, adding his role is to keep players focused on games.

"I just think that’s where Tammy’s at. The contract will hopefully look after itself. It’s between him and the club," Lampard said.