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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has backed Tay Abraham to score regularly for England after the 22-year-old received a call-up from Gareth Southgate following his impressive start to the season.

The Blues forward has been named in England’s squad to face the Chezch Republic and Bulgaria in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers. He has notched 8 goals in 10 games for the Londoners this season.

“Everyone knows his form’s really good. I think he’s been in the equation probably for Gareth all season because of how he’s played and it’s a natural progression for him,” Lampard said of Abraham.

Lampard backs Abraham to shine for England

“I’m delighted for him. I know he’s a proud lad, as he should be proud to get a call-up.”

“I think he has all the attributes to go there and be successful but it will be another step for him and I’m sure he has those attributes. I’m sure he has the attitude to take that challenge of being a goalscorer for England,” Lampard continued.

“And there’s competition there. When he steps into the squad he’ll see that there are great strikers in that squad already around him so it’s a good challenge for Tammy.”

Chelsea will look to carry on the good work as they travel to Southampton tomorrow for their league fixture.

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