Tammy Abraham: Roma star goes viral for skills during Leicester match

Tammy Abraham is having a fine debut season in Italy with AS Roma.

After an underwhelming 2020/21 campaign with Chelsea, Jose Mourinho decided to bring the English striker to Rome in a £34 million deal.

Abraham has been worth every penny.

He’s been a revelation for Roma and has quickly become a fan favourite.

The 24-year-old has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season and is currently fifth in the Serie A goalscoring charts.

But he’s been so much more of a goalscorer for Roma. His all-round play has been superb as he’s held the ball up effectively and dazzled opponents with super skills.

And he was at it again in Roma’s Europa Conference League semi-final first leg clash against Leicester City on Thursday evening.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Tammy Abraham of AS Roma back heels the ball through the legs of Jonny Evans of Leicester City during the UEFA Conference League Semi Final Leg One match between Leicester City and AS Roma at The King Power Stadium on April 28, 2022 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Abraham didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet in his side’s 1-1 draw, but he has gone viral for some filthy skills late in the second half.

In the 80th minute, the Roma number nine beat James Justin to the ball and ran at Leicester’s defence.

Abraham looked like he had lost the ball but showed strength to retain possession, before making Justin dance with some nifty skills.

He then produced a pin-point back-heeled pass to find Sergio Olivieira inside the box, but the Portuguese saw his effort saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

Watch the moment below…

What a piece of play that is from Abraham.

It’s a shame that Oliveira didn’t find the back of the net. That would have been some assist.

Jermaine Jenas was commentating on the game for BT Sport and he was full of praise for Abraham.

He said: “It’s absolutely incredible play from Tammy Abraham this. He had no right to create anything out of the ball given to him. Good touch, you think he’s lost it but the inventiveness, the skill, the awareness finds his man… it’s a good save from Kasper Schmeichel at his near post.”

Justin wasn’t the only Leicester player to be outwitted by Abraham’s quick feet, with Harvey Barnes suffering the same fate in the first-half.

Chelsea inserted a £68m buy-back clause when selling Abraham to Roma.

That’s a hefty fee but given how good he’s been this season, and how poor Romelu Lukaku has been on his return to west London, Chelsea may be tempted to activate it.

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