“I asked him when he first arrived if he had scored any goals on the way back from the toilet!” joked Boothroyd, who coached Abraham with the under-19s.
“It just seems whatever he touches goes in at the moment.
“It’s great for Bristol City, great for Chelsea and really good for England.
“He is playing at a good level, scoring goals and showing people that, actually, we have a lot of talented English players in the system who just need an opportunity and someone brave enough to play them.
“They are as good as if not better than players out there now.
“I know him, and I wouldn’t have any problems starting him.”