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5 most underrated forwards currently in the Premier League

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Tammy Abraham

In Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Alvaro Morata, the Premier League has continued its tradition of having the most dynamic and exciting strikers season upon season. The Premier League's top marksmen have enthralled viewers across the world with their stunning abilities in front of goal.

Aguero and Kane currently lead the scoring charts with 8 goals apiece, with Lukaku and Morata not far behind. With the 4 strikers playing a key role in their respective team's presence in the top 4, most of the discussion this season has surrounded their exploits.

In the midst of the seemingly endless comparisons between the best men leading the line in the league, however, some performances unfairly go unnoticed. While some of these players are forced to dwell in the shadow of their more illustrious teammates, the others are single-handedly carrying their rather mediocre squads to some impressive victories.

Here is a look at 5 forwards, currently plying their trade in the Premier League, whose performances are often overlooked.

#5 Tammy Abraham (Swansea City)

Chelsea have an incredibly potent attack, with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Alvaro Morata among others in the starting eleven. Problems arise, however, when these players are injured. With Michy Batshuayi blowing hot and cold so far this season, Chelsea don't have the best possible options on the bench. The team was visibly struggling when Alvaro Morata was injured.

This is where Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham comes into the picture. Several Chelsea fans were left perplexed when the striker was loaned out to Swansea City. Abraham has scored 4 goals so far this season and has registered one assist.

The 20-year-old has started 10 games in the league at Swansea, and it is probably best for him to extend his loan spell at the club to hold down a regular starting role. With Swansea in the relegation zone, however, Abraham will have to further improve if they are to stay on in the top flight this season.

His excellent performances also earned him a call-up to the English national side. His performance against Germany, however, was a let-down, as he struggled against Hummels and Rudiger. But with age on his side, Abraham is sure to feature regularly for the national team in future.

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