Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hailed former club forward Tammy Abraham after the player scored his first Premier League goal.

The Blues youngster is on loan at Swansea City. He helped the team to victory against Crystal Palace while registering his first goal in the elite football league.

Drogba went online to heap praises on the young lad for his achievement. The Champions League winner scored at the same venue back in August 2004 when he joined from the Ligue 1.

“Great to see you opening [your] account in a stadium where I scored my first Chelsea Premier League goals Tammy Abraham,” the Ivorian tweeted.

The player, who was excited at the goal, also posted online: “Big 3 points today, delighted with my first Prem goal.”

The 19-year old south London born striker beat Palace player Martin Kelly to connect to Leroy Fer’s cross to score. He had scored in midweek against MK Dons at a cup game but it was his first in the league.

Swansea coach Paul Clement praised the effort of the player.

“At this level, there’s a lot of scrutiny when a striker doesn’t score for two games. But he’s new to the level and the fact he’s now off the mark in the Premier League is good for him. He scored in midweek as well, he is a goalscorer and he’s very happy he made that contribution.”

Swansea started the new season with a draw against Southampton before losing 4-0 at home to Manchester United. There were already suggestions that they would fight relegation as they did last term. However, with the away victory at the EFL Cup and the 2-0 win away at Crystal Palace, things are already looking up.