Tammy Abraham Has Now Equalled Marcus Rashford's Highest Scoring Season
Tammy Abraham has had an impressive start to the Premier League season and his goal against Crystal Palace on Saturday put him level with Marcus Rashford's best ever goal scoring season.
The Chelsea striker was picked by Frank Lampard from the start of the season and he's proved his manager was right to put faith in him by scoring 10 league goals so far this season.
His opener against Palace, as the Blues won 2-0, took him to double digits and also put him level with Rashford's best season so far for Manchester United, with the United man scoring 10 in 33 appearances last season.
Abraham's numbers are impressive this season no matter how you look at them, scoring his 10 goals at just under a goal every game, having played 897 minutes of league football this season.
That form means he is the league's second top scorer, behind only Jamie Vardy, with Sergio Aguero one goal behind the 22-year-old, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is on eight and Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling are on seven goals so far this season.
In fairness to Rashford despite criticism this season he has already got himself six goals and looks on course to beat his own previous record.
The United striker is himself still only 22-years-old but fans have expected so much more from him since he burst on the scene in 2016, scoring four goals in his first two appearances.
Rashford also scored at the weekend, in United's 3-1 win over Brighton, smashing the ball high into the net with an opposition defender on the line ready to clear the ball.
However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left frustrated with United's finishing, and Rashford was the main culprit, with the manager saying, "How we didn't end up with five, six or seven, we don't know."
And the England international will be particularly annoyed at missing what was essentially an open goal, with the manager adding, "I don't know how he missed it and you're surprised when it doesn't go in."
The striker has also missed two penalties this season, against Crystal Palace and Norwich City, but his form has picked up again since Anthony Martial's return from injury.
Abraham failed to impress in his previous full season in the top tier, managing only five goals in 31 appearances for a poor Swansea City team.
His experience in the Championship and relationship with Lampard has seen him flourish back in the top flight though and he looks capable of leading the Blues to what seemed like an unlikely top four finish.
Can Abraham finish the season as the Premier League's top scorer?