Brits abroad: Tammy Abraham to thrive in Rome derby, and young Scot impressing

The impressive array of British talent playing abroad face a tough weekend, with the Rome derby on the horizon for Tammy Abraham.

Unlike previous eras, there is no shortage of British talent plying their trade in the top foreign leagues and watching them can be fascinating viewing.

We take our weekly look in on how they are getting on and how they could help you with your weekend betting.

Derby day for Tammy Abraham

It's the Rome derby this weekend, which means a first taste of that particular occasion for Roma ace Tammy Abraham.

The former Chelsea man has made a fine start to life in Italy under Jose Mourinho and has already hit his goalscoring groove.

Roma have impressed since Mourinho's appointment in the summer. His pedigree alone may give them an edge as they attempt to get back among the title contenders.

Lazio are the 'home' team in this one, and interestingly the 'away' team have not won this derby since 2017. Roma haven't done it from the away locker room since 2016.

Mourinho has made a mockery of such records before, though, so don't be surprised if he does it again.

Jude Bellingham's new fan

In terms of young British talent plying their trade abroad, there's no one hotter right now than Jude Bellingham.

The 18-year-old just keeps on getting better and better in the Borussia Dortmund midfield. His recent performances have even earned him a glowing reference from World Cup-winning team-mate Mats Hummels.

"He's the most mature, most serious 18-year-old I've ever seen," Hummels said.

"Jude is already one of the leaders. He's already one of the loudest on the team. I've already told him 25 times this year that I just love him.

"A great footballer, a great guy. He'll go his way 100 per cent, without any doubt about it."

Dortmund travel to Monchengladbach this week and will be confident of getting another three points.

Monchengladbach have not started well and currently occupy the relegation play-off berth in the Bundesliga.

Bellingham already has a couple of goals to his name this season, so backing him to open the scoring may be a shrewd - and fun - punt to take, especially at anything over 10/1.

History-making Aaron Hickey

It went a little under the radar in terms of news coverage, but Aaron Hickey made his mark in Serie A this week.

The 19-year-old scored his first goal for Bologna and in doing so became the first Scottish player to score in Serie A since Graeme Souness netted for Sampdoria on January 19, 1986.

It wasn't enough to earn Bologna all three points, with Genoa earning a 2-2 draw, but they will be confident of a good return from Empoli this weekend.

Hickey's defending has come in for criticism from the Italian media, particularly in the 6-1 thrashing by Inter Milan.

However, he is likely to keep his place and Bologna look good value to get back to winning ways.

Fikayo Tomori to impress again

The AC Milan defender is another Chelsea academy graduate who has moved to Italy and been able to establish himself at a top club.

Tomori has started every game for Milan this season after his permanent summer move, and he has certainly been influential in the Rossoneri's fine start to the campaign.

He was unfortunate to score an own goal in the Champions League against Liverpool at Anfield, although he impressed when moved to right-back in the 1-1 away draw with Juventus.

Expect him to feature again at Spezia this weekend and back Milan to keep a clean sheet.

Still no Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale was hopeful of a fresh start under Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid this season, but injury has put a major dent in his plans.

He is currently sidelined with what is being called a 'thigh strain' and it appears unlikely he will be back in time for the clash with Villarreal.

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