Abraham says he 'always wanted to be like' Chelsea legend Drogba

Tammy Abraham reveals racist abuse left mum in tears

Tammy Abraham reveals racist abuse left mum in tears

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has revealed his mother was reduced to tears by the racist abuse he received in the wake of the UEFA Super Cup final.

Abraham now finds himself in the position that Drogba once occupied, the starting striker at Stamford Bridge.

Highly-rated Abraham is inspired by Drogba, who wrote his name into Chelsea legend after joining the club from Marseille in 2004.

"I think with Tammy, he's a young player that we've always liked, we know he'll score goals", he said, via Football London.

And now, Abraham is proving his 16 goals in the league and 10 in other competitions for Villa was no fluke by breaking his EPL duck with four goals in the Blues' first six games of the season.

"You know, she's just thinking: 'Why him?"

"I had experience of taking penalties last season, big ones as well", the number nine added.

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"So to follow in his footsteps (as the club's main striker) is always nice".

He has managed to break through in recent weeks, having scored a double in each of his past two matches.

Abraham missed the decisive kick in a penalty shootout which handed Liverpool glory in Istanbul last month and the 21-year-old was subjected to vile abuse on social media.

"He's always believed in me".

"I remember speaking to my mum, she was emotional, she was in tears", Abraham told CNN. "To miss the penalty I was devastated and I had a lot of abuse after".

After the close of the worldwide break, Chelsea will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to face Wolves at Molineux.

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