MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Abraham out of POTM award shortlist
Abraham misses out on Premier League award Despite the commanding display from the Anglo-Nigerian last month, the striker couldn’t make it to the six-man shortlist for the English top-flight prize Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has missed out on Premier League Player of the Month award for August. After a slow start to the 2019-20 season, the young striker blowed the minds of football lovers with his outstanding performances in his last two games for the Blues last month. The 21-year-old forward scored a brace – his first goals for Chelsea – to inspire Lampard’s men to a 3-2 victory over Norwich City at Norwich. Abraham then maintained the impressive form against Sheffield United, scoring twice for the Blues in their 2-2 draw against the Blades in front of their home fans. The Anglo-Nigerian, however, failed to make the final shortlist for the best player award for the month under review. Manchester City’s trio of Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero along with Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, Burnley’s Ashley Barnes and Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki are all in contention for the individual prize. Abraham netted 26 Championship goals last season while on loan at Aston Villa to help the Claret and Blue gain promotion to the English top-flight. The young striker will hope to replicate the goalscoring performances for Stamford Bridge outfit this season. Chelsea will be playing against Wolverhampton Wanderers after the international break at Molineux Stadium on September 14.