Tammy Abraham finally got his chance to lead the line for England in an international match once again. Four years after he last started for England, former Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham was handed a starting role for the game against Andorra. England was looking to continuing their unbeaten run in Group I of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying series.
Now with Jose Mourinho's Italian side, Roma, Tammy Abraham has been prolific this season, scoring 4 goals in Italy so far. Thus, he was trusted to bring that form to the English National Team. Abraham had featured for England 6 times before this match. His first match, and only start, for England was in November 2017 when he played from the start against Germany at Wembley. Since then, his 5 appearances have come from the bench.
Tammy Abraham was quite influential during the match, linking up well with Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka who joined him in attack. The Roma striker also got the goal that his performance deserved, stroking home a Jadon Sancho assist in the 59th minute. Abraham made way for Aston Villa's Ollie Watkins in the 80th minute.
It was a day of unusual starts all-around also, as Kieran Trippier was selected as the man to captain England on the night. The Atletico Madrid defender had only captained England once in his career. But against Andorra, he was saddled with the responsibility of marshalling a defence that consisted of Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady and John Stones.