Tammy Abraham Target Blues First Team As Lampard Arrival Looms

Tammy Abraham has confirmed he intends to fight for a place in Chelsea’s first-team this summer after another goal-laden loan spell with Aston Villa. The 21-year-old helped Villa achieve promotion to the Premier League last season and was tipped for a permanent move away from Chelsea.

But with a two-window transfer ban looming and a new manager set to be announced, Abraham revealed he wants to be included in the senior squad. ‘There is a great chance for us, so we must get our heads down in training and go for it at Chelsea,’ he said.

‘That’s how all the young players at the club are looking at it.’ Abraham is now on holiday after representing England at the European Under-21 Football Championship in recent weeks, and has already given his backing to Lampard.

The centre-forward has had loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Villa, but expects to be given the opportunity to impress this summer at Chelsea. ‘I have already been talking to the club about pre-season. I’m going to have a couple of weeks and then come back hitting the ground running,’ he said. C ‘I do feel ready for Chelsea. I really do. There is no better time for a young player to be at Chelsea. I am going to give it my all. ‘I feel I needed that little push, some people might call more experience. ‘Obviously I had a season at Swansea which didn’t go too well, but that is another experience in itself.

‘I had that season at Bristol City, my first experience of proper men’s football that gave me such a valuable insight into what to expect. ‘Then this season at Aston Villa as well when I played under the pressure of people asking if I could score goals and help them get back into the Premier League. ‘Well I have been there, done that and now I have full confidence in my ability to score for Chelsea in the Premier League.’


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