Former West Ham and England striker Dean Ashton has heaped praise on Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham just days after he made his senior England debut.

As per the Premier League’s official website, Ashton has named Abraham, who’s currently on loan at Swansea as the league’s best young player so far this season.

It’s very rare for a player as young as him, having not played a lot of top-flight football, to have such massive expectation because he’s from Chelsea and done well for the England youth sides.

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He’s got everything you need to do well in the PL: effort, determination, workrate. I wish I had that at that age. It took me a while to learn you’ve got to do that every single game. But he just does it; it’s his nature. When you add his qualities, you’ve got a great player.

Abraham has adjusted to life in the Premier League well after spending last season on loan at Bristol City.

In what is just his second season in senior football, Abraham has already scored four times in the Premier League.

The striker was also a surprise starter for Gareth Southgate’s England against Germany on Friday night. The 20-year-old came close to scoring on his international debut and was impressive throughout.

Abraham was sent to Swansea to continue his development this summer but if he continues at the rate he has done, he will undoubtedly fancy his chances of breaking into the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge next season.

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