Tammy Abraham is enjoying a remarkable debut season at AS Roma.

The England international made a bold decision last summer to leave his comfort zone at Chelsea and join up with Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital.

It’s proven to be an inspired call by the player and Abraham’s performance in the Rome derby last Sunday was truly special.

The £34 million striker scored two first half goals in a 3-0 victory over Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio and he’s now scored 23 goals across all competitions in 2021/22.

That’s the most ever by a Roma player in their first season with the club, Abraham overtaking legendary figures Gabriel Batistuta and Vincenzo Montella – who both managed 21.

It’s no wonder his former Chelsea teammate Reece James was keen to stress that the striker be given the respect he deserves in a post on Instagram.

Video: Abraham’s goals vs Lazio

But don’t worry, Reece, your close mate Tammy is certainly getting the respect he deserves from Roma fans.

After his first goal against Lazio – which came after just 56 seconds of play – the Giallorossi supporters gave their new hero a quite incredible ovation.

And footage of them chanting Abraham’s name inside the Stadio Olimpico has gone viral on social media, with the man himself labelling their support as “unbelievable” on Twitter.

Video: Abraham is the new fan favourite at Roma


Goosebumps. Surely it doesn’t get any better than that for a footballer, right? Abraham really is paving the way for more Englishmen to try their luck abroad if opportunities are not available at home.

Very nice work, Tammy.

Abraham isn’t the only player from England making his mark in Italian football this season, though.

Over at table-toppers at AC Milan, former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori is having a splendid campaign and it was a real shock that he wasn’t named in Gareth Southgate’s latest Three Lions squad.

You also have teenage sensation Jude Bellingham dropping masterclass after masterclass in Germany with Borussia Dortmund.

England’s future couldn’t look any brighter than it does right now, could it?


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