Tammy Abraham: Three performances that show why striker is PFA Player of the Month

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goal

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham has been named the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Month.

Bristol's Tammy Abraham celebrates his goal

Tammy Abraham has been announced as the PFA Fans' Championship Player of the Month for August and September after an exceptional start to the season.

He beat off competition from Newcastle United's Jonjo Shelvey and Huddersfield's Aaron Mooy amongst others in a poll that had a response from more than 30,000 fans.

With seven goals and an assist, Abraham, who is on loan from Chelsea, has been instrumental in Bristol City's positive start to the season and should continue to be central to their squad.

Here are his three best performances of the campaign so far. 

Championship: Burton 1-2 Bristol City

In his second appearance and his first start for his new club, Abraham scored his first brace for Bristol when the team headed to the Pirelli Stadium.

While his first goal on his debut against Wigan was subsequently awarded to teammate Hordur Magnusson, Abraham made sure there was no doubt who scored in this game.

The squad seemed to need time to adjust to their new 4-4-2 formation but Abraham still managed to put his team in front with a close-range shot just before half-time.

Despite Burton finding a way to equalise with less than two minutes to go, Abraham proved determined to bag three points on the road for the Robins and in the fourth minute of added time got on the end of a brilliant cross from Jonathan Kodjia to put Bristol to the top of the league.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goal

EFL Cup third round: Fulham 1-2 Bristol City

After scoring the winning goal against Scunthorpe in extra time to keep their EFL campaign alive in the previous round, Abraham was the man of the hour again in this third-round encounter.

Abraham came on with half an hour to go as the game was deadlocked and made an instant impact as he helped City dominate the closing stages of the game.

His 90th-minute winner secured City’s place in the fourth round for the first time since 1989 when Callum O’Dowda set up the perfect cross and Abraham was in the right place to net his ninth goal of the season.

Championship: Bristol 3-1 Aston Villa

It didn’t take long for former Premier League side Aston Villa to put the hosts on the back foot with Jack Grealish volleying home in the fifth minute.

And it stayed that way for the first hour of the game as the hosts endured some aggressive football from Villa.

But with the hour mark looming, there was a sudden shift in momentum. Abraham bagged a critical goal for Bristol by clearing up a Gollini block.

But he wasn’t finished there. Two minutes later, he was troubling Villa again as he spotted Joe Bryan’s run and set him up for a one-on-one with the keeper with little left to do for their second goal.

As well as bagging his fifth goal and his first assist of the season, the 18-year-old also completed 100 per cent of his passes, proving he was becoming an essential part of Bristol’s offence.

Lee Johnson has made jokes about hanging on to the Chelsea loanee, but with Abraham also getting his first call up for the England U21 squad this week, it is looking more and more likely that he will end up back in the Premier League sooner rather than later.

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham celebrates scoring their goal

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