Abraham's strengths and weaknesses as a striker: explained in 6 key one-liners
The Telegraph break down Tammy Abraham performance against Man United to explain why Lampard prefers the youngster over Olivier Giroud.
• Abraham is quick and likes to run at defenders - it makes him dangerous on the counter and suited to Lampard’s preferred style of play.
• Against United Abraham moved off the ball constantly, dropping off defenders so he could time runs into space, often pointing to show teammates where he wanted the ball to be played:
• However, he didn’t shield the ball well enough to serve as a viable out-ball and his passing was poor:
• Abraham had 24 touches of the ball and he lost possession 9 times.
• When fighting for the ball upfront, he made three fouls and won only two of the eight aerial duels attempted - the ball just wouldn't stick to him.
• That said, it is Abraham's ability to ghost into goalscoring positions is what makes him a threat - and he has already made an impact, winning Chelsea their controversial penalty against Liverpool.