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Tammy Abraham at risk of missing out on World Cup spot amid poor start to the season

Off the back of an underwhelming start to the 2022/23 campaign, Tammy Abraham is now facing the possibility of being omitted from England’s World Cup squad, according to II Messaggero (h/t TuttoMercatoWeb).

Abraham netted 27 times in 53 matches across all competitions for Jose Mourinho’s men last term en route to winning the inaugural edition of the Conference League in his first season since joining from Chelsea for €40 million.

Fast forward to this season and he has managed to find the back of the net just twice in his opening 14 outings and is currently on a run of eight matches without a goal since September 12.

With just 26 days left to the start of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, Abraham’s dry patch could not have come at a worse time for the striker, who now runs the risk of missing out on a place in Gareth Southgate’s final squad for football’s biggest tournament.

Two of Abraham’s biggest competitors for a place in the England team have been in good goalscoring form, with Callum Wilson and Ivan Toney scoring a combined 12 strikes in 20 Premier League games.

However, with a maximum of six more games left for the 25-year-old to play before the World Cup takes centre stage, Abraham still has ample time to work his way up the pecking order before Southgate names his final squad for the trip to Qatar.

The Three Lions’ manager is expected to name a provisional 55-man squad in the coming days before that list eventually becomes trimmed down to 26 names on or before November 13.

Abraham is next in action on Thursday when Roma visit the Helsinki Football Stadium to face off against HJK in search of a much-needed victory as the Giallorossi enter the last-chance saloon to preserve their Europa League ambitions.

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