The two players have emstablished themselves as mainstays of the Blues.
Now one has hailed the other one.
Mason Mount has heaped praises on Tammy Abraham but he isn’t taken aback by his comrade’s incredible rise to fame at Stamford Bridge this season. Mount said: “I know exactly what he’s like. I’ve grown up knowing what kind of player he is and what he can achieve. The challenge of [playing at this level] is definitely more mental than physical.
“The focus is on performing in every single game and the fans want you to do well so there is a lot of pressure but he’s dealt with it brilliantly.” The 22-year-old Abraham has led the line with aplomb for Chelsea this season despite his tender years and lack of previous experience in the Premier League.
Mason Mount is unsurprised to see Tammy Abraham still leading the line at Chelsea and he has praised his mentality to handle the pressure. Also, a bit about competing with James Maddison for England: https://t.co/LnATBNwlWK #CFC #LCFC— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) February 3, 2020
Having racked up 26 goals while on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship last term, the academy graduate has really grabbed his opportunities with both hands under Lampard at Stamford Bridge. The youngster’s influence has somewhat waned over the past month or so, with Abraham finding the net only thrice in his last ten league fixtures for the Blues. However, he remains key to the club’s top-four hopes after the Blues failed to rope in a new striker before the January deadline.
The 22-year-old, though, remains unfazed with the pressure of coping with added expectations in West London, insisting that he enjoys the pressure of playing for a club of Chelsea’s stature: “I think playing for a club like Chelsea there is always going to be pressure. For me, it is about being in the right place at the right time and believing in myself and my abilities as well. I am sure I will score a few more. I like the pressure and I play under pressure.”