Didier Drogba reveals the role he played in Tammy Abrahams rise at Chelsea
Abraham, 21, had a successful loan spell with Aston Villa last term, scoring 25 goals in the Championship as Dean Smiths side secured promotion to the Premier League.
The England Under-21 forward has picked up where he left off this season with seven goals in his opening seven appearances under new Chelsea boss Frank Lampard.
Many are already likening Abraham to club legend Drogba and the Ivorian has been impressed with the youngsters early performances.
Abraham is set to lead the line once again his weekend as Chelsea host Liverpool in a mouthwatering clash at Stamford Bridge.
Yeah, Ive known him [Abraham] since hes been like this, Drogba told Sky Sports.
These are kids we used to see, they used to come and watch us training, and I believe they learned a little bit of our skills, how we read the game.
So, you know, were not surprised because I also trained with them when I used to train with the reserve team.
It was always a moment for me to give away some skills, some knowledge, and they learnt really fast, really quick.
So once again, Im not surprised with what Ive seen [with Abraham].
Despite Chelseas mixed results, Drogba has been impressed with the job Lampard has done thus far.
I think he (Lampard) is focusing on Chelsea and it happens that he needs to work on young players, to give them a chance.
Being an ex-player from the club, it helps a lot because weve seen Read More – Source