Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah has declared that he is “proud” of Chelsea star Tammy Abraham after the England international netted his first Premier League goal for Frank Lampard’s side.
Nketiah, 20, is on fire for Leeds after joining the club on loan from Arsenal on deadline day. He has scored twice already for the Whites, netting in a Carabao Cup win over Salford City and finding the net against Brentford last Wednesday to win 1-0.
Similarly, Abraham has scored his first goals for Chelsea, finding the back of the net with a brace as Lampard earned his first win as Chelsea boss – with a narrow 3-2 win over Norwich City.
Abraham showed his class by executing two, well-timed finishes – firstly volleying home a Cesar Azpilicueta cross before doubling his tally, lashing home an effort from 20 yards to win. The Blues striker posted on Instagram after the match.
The rivalry between Leeds and Chelsea is a long-standing one, that stems back to the 1970 FA Cup final and the ferocity between the two clubs on the terraces – with both sides boasting some of the biggest fanbases in England.
However, Nketiah put the London rivalry between Arsenal and Chelsea, and the aforementioned hostility between Leeds and Chelsea aside, to congratulate his England Under-21 teammate Abraham and state that he was “proud” of him.