Tammy Abraham's dazzling AS Roma highlights after Premier League exit from Chelsea

  • Kobe Tong
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Tammy Abraham is loving life at AS Roma.

There were no shortage of eyebrows raised when Chelsea decided to cut ties with an academy graduate who had - for all intents and purposes - grabbed his opportunity in the first-team with both hands.

The transfer ban that ushered in the Frank Lampard era gave Abraham his long-anticipated chance to play regularly for the Blues and he more than proved himself at the highest level.

Abraham's Chelsea exit

However, by the time that Thomas Tuchel arrived in January, there were instantly murmurings that Abraham's game time might decline and the situation proved to be even more damning than expected.

Abraham suddenly tumbled down the pecking order, regularly missed out on match-day squads and by little fault of his own, scored just a single goal under Tuchel's reign in the 1-0 win at Barnsley.

All that being said, Abraham might now come to view the situation as a blessing in disguise because to say that he's made an electrifying start at AS Roma since leaving London would be the mother of all understatements.

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Abraham off to a flyer at AS Roma

Four goals from just seven starts, as well as two Serie A assists, have already made Abraham one of the most beloved players at Stadio Olimpico with supporters regularly chanting his name.

And while, yes, the tongue-in-cheek comparisons to Ronaldo Nazario are obviously just social media banter, it's no secret that AS Roma fans have already taken Abraham in as one of their own.

It's still early days, sure, but the way in which Abraham has hit the ground running in a completely different league really is a triumph and testament to just how good of a centre forward he is.

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Abraham's dazzling AS Roma highlights

And just in case that is still up for debate with anyone, Roma decided to mark Abraham's 24th birthday last week with a fantastic compilation of his best bits in the 'Eternal City' so far.

Bearing in mind that Abraham still hasn't played 10 games for the European giants, it's staggering just how impressive his highlights reel is to watch, so be sure to check it out down below:

GIVEMESPORT's Kobe Tong says

For me, selling Abraham has to be viewed as a mistake.

In reality, it's a great deal for the player because the fact of the matter is that Tuchel simply wasn't playing him and Abraham is far too good to not even be making Chelsea's match-day squad every week.

However, when you look at just how brilliantly Abraham has adapted to life at AS Roma, you really do have to wonder why Tuchel barely gave him the chance to compete with, say, Timo Werner.

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We are, after all, talking about the player who was either Chelsea's outright or joint top goalscorer in all competitions over the last two seasons even when his game time was basically decimated in 2021.

And although it's impossible to know what I'm sure are legitimate reasons behind Tuchel barely playing him, it's hard not to think that he would fit the system just fine when you admire his interplay this season.

Yes, I am aware that Chelsea reportedly have a buyback clause, but having to wait two years and cough up £68 million means it won't necessarily make for a smooth reunion if they want one.

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So, sure, it might not be any sweat off Chelsea and Tuchel's brow at the moment, but you can't help thinking that flogging Abraham for £34 million might come back to bite them like so many of their sales have before.

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