Monday, September 16, 2019
Steve Holland will be at Stamford Bridge to watch Abraham against Valencia
Southgate’s England assistant Steve Holland will be in the Stamford Bridge stands to run the rule over Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham on Tuesday night.
Abraham, who has scored seven goals in his last three games, is expected to be called up to England’s senior squad for next month’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
The 21-year-old is competing with Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson to be Harry Kane’s deputy, although Nigeria are attempting to convince Abraham to switch his international allegiance to the country of his father’s birth.
Abraham has previously stated that he wants to play for England, having won two caps in friendlies against Germany and Brazil, but he has not yet closed the door on Nigeria’s interest.
Southgate’s decision over his next squad could prove pivotal to Abraham’s international future and former Chelsea coach Holland will be at Stamford Bridge hoping to watch him make his Champions League debut against Valencia.
Holland will also want to see how two more English youngsters, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori, handle Champions League football, although Nigeria have also shown an interest in Tomori.
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