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Chelsea captain not surprised by Abraham’s “incredible” performances

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Cesar Azpilicueza captains the young Chelsea team to some great results this season. A big part of those results is the team’s new striker, Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea’s young core is doing bits for the Blues this season. Frank Lampard took over and put his trust in the youngest players in the squad.

They repaid him by scoring mercilessly, as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are standout performers, not just in Chelsea, but in the whole league.

The two youngsters earned their England call-ups due to their constantly amazing performances since the season started.

With eight fixtures behind Chelsea, Abraham found the net eight times, while setting up two goals in the process.

Mason Mount joined the goals galore, as he scored four goals playing just behind the striker.

However, the young team still needs leadership. It comes from Cesar Azpilicueta, the club’s captain since John Terry left.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates with teammates Mason Mount, Cesar Azpilicueta and Tammy Abraham of Chelsea after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on September 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

The popular Azpi had some words of praise for his striker. According to Goal, Azpilicueta said:

“I had confidence in him because I have known him since he was quite young.

“Every time I saw him his work ethic was very good. Last season he had an amazing spell at Aston Villa, he was a key player for them, he scored a lot of goals.

“I knew he was ready for us and for the Premier League. As soon as he arrived he worked hard and wanted to help the team.

“Strikers live for goals so it’s great for him. He’s doing incredibly well and he scored an amazing goal. I’m very happy for him and I’m sure he can give us a lot more happiness in the future.”

Asked about the team’s overall performance, the captain continued on a positive note, adding:

“We are improving. We knew at the beginning sometimes we were playing well enough to win games, but we were a bit unlucky.

“The team has been working hard. At the start of the season we had the belief and the confidence in everyone. We are starting to get results, but we are still improving and we know we can go even higher.”