Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has said that he expects Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to put pressure on Harry Kane by vying for his spot in the England side.
Abraham has been in terrific form for Chelsea so far this campaign and finds himself second only to Jamie Vardy in the race for the golden boot, having already found the back of the net 10 times for the Blues in the Premier League.
He has since received multiple England call ups by Gareth Southgate and he scored his first goal for the Three Lions after coming on as a substitute in the second half of the 7-0 win over Montenegro on Thursday.
Kane started the game and scored a hat-trick which took him to 31 goals for his country and has surpassed Alan Shearer’s tally.
Despite the Spurs striker’s impressive form in front of goal, Sutton believes Abraham will put pressure on him in the coming month.
Speaking about the game, he told BBC Sport: “Tammy Abraham thoroughly deserves it, His form for Chelsea this season has been sensational.
“Harry Kane will be under pressure from this guy. This season he’s shown pace and power, and he’s added goals and consistency to his game. That can only benefit Gareth Southgate and England.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It’s certainly good for England and Gareth Southgate to have a talented striker like Abraham coming through. However, Kane is one of the few players in this England set who is undroppable. His record for club and country over the last 5 years has been absolutely outstanding and Abraham has some way to go before he can really consider keeping Kane out of the team.
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