Tammy Abraham.

Tammy Abraham hailed as Chelsea's very own Marcus Rashford

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When Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene last season with a brace on his Manchester United debut, the 18-year-old was heralded as the future of English football.

And while that remains the case, another incredibly talented young striker has emerged and rumour has it he might be even better.

Tammy Abraham joined Chelsea as a seven-year-old in 2004 and has since progressed through the youth system and joined Bristol City on loan.


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And his goalscoring form has been nothing short of sensational. In 14 appearances for the Robins in all competitions, the 19-year-old has scored 11 goals, eight of which coming in the Championship.

As a result of his performances on loan, Abraham was awarded his full debut for England Under-21s on Tuesday night and he duly delivered with an excellent brace (see below).

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And here's a video of Abraham's first 10 goals for Bristol City, where he demonstrates strength, pace and an exceptional eye for goal.

Predictably, comparisons are now being made between Abraham and Rashford, with Chelsea fans convinced the striker has the potential to reach the same heights as - if not succeed - United's prodigy.


England Under-21s coach Aidy Boothroyd gave his take on Abraham's potential following Tuesday's 5-0 win and explained the difference between him and Rashford.

"I've had him [Abraham] a couple of years now and he has ability," he said. "He is proving his worth in the Championship and he is a typical young English player who is talented and has been given an opportunity at a club.

"We've got a lot more English players like that, you only have to look at today to see that.

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"They [Abraham and Rashford] are different. Marcus can play down the middle or on the left or the right, while Tammy is more of an out-and-out centre-forward.

"He's somebody else that has been given a chance and he's shown what he's all about. Sometimes that is what it's all about."

One way or another, the future looks bright for English football.

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