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Sunday, August 25, 2019
Kovacic: Abraham will score more goals for Chelsea
Abraham, selected ahead of Olivier Giroud in Chelsea's youngest starting line-up for 25 years at Carrow Road, immediately repaid manager Frank Lampard's faith in youth, scoring his first Blues goal after only three minutes.
While newly-promoted Norwich answered that effort and another from fellow academy graduate Mason Mount courtesy of Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki, Abraham struck what proved to be the winning goal after being teed up by Kovacic in the second half.
Asked about his understanding with the striker after that exciting 3-2 victory - Lampard's first as Chelsea boss - Kovacic said: "It comes naturally.
"Tammy is a great player with good movement, he is still young and he can improve a lot.
"The whole team is doing quite well in these first games and we have a good connection, we can only get better from now on."
Just 21 and experiencing his first full senior campaign at Chelsea after loan spells with Swansea, Bristol City and Aston Villa, Abraham is evidently still learning as he seeks to prove that he is a viable long-term option for the club.
"I think he knows where he needs to go," added Kovacic, whose previous season-long loan at Stamford Bridge was followed by a £40.3million permanent deal in the summer.
"As a striker he sometimes needs to come and sometimes needs to go but he already knows what to do so I cannot teach him much because I am not a striker or a great goalscorer but he is doing really well and will improve this season."