FRANK LAMPARD hailed Tammy Abraham as Chelsea hammered Southampton 4-1.
And it will be England duty this week for the promising striker with games against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
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CHRISTIAN PULISIC has a “major problem” at Chelsea, according to Chris Sutton.
He told Radio 5 Live: “Pulisic has to prove himself.
“Frank Lampard has no agenda against him, he's picking the best possible team to win games of football, that's his job.
“He wasn't Frank's signing, of course.
“With Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount coming to the fore, he's going to have a major problem getting into the starting line-up. I really do think that.”
CALLUM Hudson-Odoi has revealed his frustration with rupturing his Achilles just as he was establishing himself in the Chelsea side, as well as the England senior team.
He told Sky Sports News: “When it came, it was more anger for me because everything was going as I wanted it to go.
“I was playing games, I'd got called to the national team – everything was going perfectly.
“There were big games coming up. But I knew when I came back I'd be stronger than I was before.”
CALLUM Hudson-Odoi has admitted he was worried his career would be over after rupturing his Achilles last season.
He told Sky Sports News: “I wondered if I would be able to play again; that was my first thought. I knew I'd done something really serious so I was really concerned.
“But my family kept me confident that I'd be back to how I was.
“There were days when I would go into training and I would be sad or disappointed because I could see the boys outside training and you just want to be out there with them.
“So I had the dark days but at the same time I had positive days as well.”
FIKAYO TOMORI finally has a claim to fame to outshine breaking Diego Costa’s nose.
The Chelsea defender, 21, was still a schoolboy when he came off best in a training-ground collision with the fiery Spain striker.
He said: “I was still in school and I didn’t actually know I’d done it.
“It was an accident. We both went up — he headed the back of my head and broke his nose.
“I didn’t know until the next day when it was all over the papers. I was getting a lot of messages as if I had meant to do it.
“I got a bit of stick. It was light-hearted, a lot of banter.
“I got back to school and people were asking me.
“But he was all right about it. He didn’t kick me in training after that!”
PREM clubs face a cut to just THREE automatic Champions League places.
And those clubs that do qualify could miss out on a cash pot that was worth £90m between Chelsea, Liverpool, Spurs and Manchester City this season.
Juventus President and ECA chief Andrea Agnelli remains determined to force through the changes, despite the opposition from the Prem, La Liga and the Bundesliga.
But now Lars-Christer Olsson, head of the European League umbrella group representing all the major leagues, is pushing to widen access to clubs beyond the big five leagues by reverting to the maximum three guaranteed slots that was the case until last season.
Olsson, speaking at the Leaders Sport Business Summit at Twickenham, said: “Giving four fixed positions to top associations should be questioned because that closes the opportunities for others.
“It would be better to have three fixed places for the highest-ranked countries with the fourth having to qualify through a play-offs.
“In most cases they should be good enough to qualify through sporting reasons but this would give someone else the opportunity to beat them.
“I think the big leagues would be fine if they are all treated in the same way. They are prepared to participate in this discussion.”
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