Frank Lampard believes Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham is in contention to get an England call-up for the next international break.
Abraham took his Premier League goalscoring tally up to seven after getting a brilliant hat-trick during the Blues’ brilliant 5-2 win at Wolves.
All of his goals have actually come in his last three games with Abraham bagging braces against Norwich and Sheffield United respectively.
The other goals by Chelsea were also scored by academy players, Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.
In fact, all of Chelsea’s goals this season in the Premier League have actually come from academy players.
Abraham, who is still eligible to play his international football with Nigeria, was not included in Gareth Southgate’s England side for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo this month.
However, Lampard believes Abraham has a ‘great chance’ of making the England squad for the next set of internationals, which are in October.
But he warned the striker to not rest on his laurels.
When asked about Abraham’s chances of getting an England call-up, Lampard said: “Well the way he’s going, it’s obviously going to put him into that bracket.
“Without telling Gareth what to do but to score seven goals in three games and be top scorer and to play with the quality he’s playing, he’s got all-round quality.
“There’s three different types of goals he’s scored which is exactly what you want from Tammy – a messy one, a good header and a fantastic feet and finish goal.
“He has to sustain it. He has to get even better.
“He has to be hungry which I know he is. He should never rest on his laurels because there’s more work to be done.
“That England squad is a few weeks away and if he keeps playing at that level then he’ll have a great chance.”
The result at Molineux sees Chelsea claim their second win of the Premier League season and rise to sixth spot.
Their next encounter in the league sees them face Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.