CHELSEA legend Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has called on Tammy Abraham to ‘step up’ after missing chances in Sunday’s stalemate against rivals Tottenham.
Hasselbaink criticised Abraham for failing to convert three chances to steal the show and send Chelsea to the top of the Premier league.
The 48-year-old acknowledged how young Abraham is, but he also stated that the striker must ‘do better’ in his ‘second season’ with the first-team.
Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Hasselbaink said: “He had three chances. Three opportunities to make that his own.
“He has to improve in those moments. He did ever so well when he came in last season, for half of the season he was a breath of fresh air.
“Second-half he had it difficult but that’s normal because he’s a young boy.
“But second season he has to step up and at times he can do better.
“With his stature, with his ability, he can do better and score more important goals.
“Sometimes I wonder does he watch clips of himself after the game because certain times his movement can be better, his holding off can be better.
“He needs to keep on improving.”
Abraham has made 15 appearances this season and only scored three, and he’s now in competition with German international Timo Werner for the starting spot.
Chelsea take on Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday and Abraham may get his shot at redemption.
The Blues have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, but securing top spot may give them a more favourable round of 16 draw.
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