Roma fans in love with ex-Chelsea ace Tammy Abraham but Italians still stunned by English 'Gladiator's' eating habits

ROMA fans have fallen in love with ex-Chelsea star Tammy Abraham as he edges closer to breaking a club record.

Abraham, 24, signed for The Wolves in August 2021 for a fee of around £34million.

He was forced to make the move away from Chelsea after falling out-of-favour with Thomas Tuchel.

But, the striker has quickly adapted to life in Italy and is on course to break a club record.

Since arriving at the club he has registered an impressive 25 goal contributions in 39 appearances.

His last minute equaliser against Vitesse on Thursday has put him level with local legends Vincenzo Montella and Gabriel Batistuta for the most goals scored in a debut season.

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Abraham has received high praise from Roma fans since finding his form.

They have even invented a brand new chant for the star – "Tre Punti Tammy" – which means "Tammy Three Points".

The 24-year-old is also enjoying life outside of the game, and continues to express his admiration for the city of Rome.

One of his favourite things about the area is the array of local food and drink spots.

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When speaking to Pro:Direct Soccer, Abraham said: "I like to go to eat.

"They were not lying about their food!"

He added: "I like to go and just learn about Rome.

"The other day I went to go and see the Colosseum, not inside just walk around it.

"Just learn about Rome, it's nice."

However, he was recently blasted by Italian media outlets for drinking a cappuccino after dinner – whereas local residents would only ever consume the beverage at breakfast.

He appears to have settled nicely into the city, and he has cemented his place in the starting line-up at Roma.

His performances under the management of Jose Mourinho have led many to describe him as a "gladiator".

Siamolaroma, a news site dedicated to Roma, said: "More and more Tammy: he is the gladiator of Mourinho's Rome."

Roma currently sit seventh in the Serie A table with 48 points.

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On Sunday they take on Lazio in arguably the biggest game of their season – The Rome Derby.

Lazio sit fifth in the table, but Roma will move above them if they get the three points on the day.

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