Pedro backs Tammy Abraham to be Chelsea's standout star
Pedro backs Tammy Abraham to be Chelsea's standout star
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Pedro backs Tammy Abraham to be Chelsea's standout star

Chelsea winger Pedro Rodriguez spoke to the media ahead of the UEFA Super Cup match against Liverpool in Instabul and discussed striker Tammy Abraham extensively.

With 26 trophies in his career including the Champions League, Europa League, and World Cup, the Spain international is the most decorated player in the Premier League. 

Abraham who had an outstanding loan spell at Aston Villa last season was recalled by Frank Lampard for the first time in his career after Chelsea were handed a two-window transfer ban by Fifa. 

However, despite failing to find the back of the net on his maiden debut against Manchester United, Pedro believes that Tammy will find his groove in the Premier League, and will be a force to be reckoned with. 

''I know Tammy for a long time from when he was in the academy. I saw him training and on loan saw his improvement. His strength was to be in the Chelsea first team. He got a chance to be here because he deserves it,'' Pedro told reporters.

''In pre-season, he has worked very hard. He was very close to start very well. Scoring is what strikers live for. We need to keep encouraging him. 

''At this age, the only way he will go is up. We trust in him. A Chelsea striker demands the best level, but I am confident and trust him a lot. 

''He is a player who has a great talent, work rate, and that goal could have helped for the confidence, but I really trust him.''

While Abraham scored twice for Chelsea in pre-season, the 21-year-old will be aiming to score his first competitive goal for the Stamford Bridge outfit against Liverpool on Wednesday, August 14.

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