Chelsea Should Keep Hold Of Tammy Abraham Next Season

Young striker Tammy Abraham has told Sky Sports that his main desire for next season is to break into the Chelsea first team:

“That’s the aim going into next season,”  

“As a young kid, I’ve always believed I will play for Chelsea. I always believe that.”

“I think I have the ability to. I just have to, when I get the opportunity, grab it with two hands.”

I think the twenty-one year old deserves the chance to prove himself at The Blues next term.

The forward has had three loan spells away from Stamford Bridge in each of the last three seasons.

In the 2016-17 season, Tammy twenty-three goals in The Championship as he impressed at Bristol City. After that he spent a year with Swansea City scoring five times as the Swans struggled in the Premier League. During this campaign the youngster has once again shone in The Championship, scoring twenty-one league goals in thirty-one appearances for Aston Villa.

His performances during these loan spells have seen the striker receive international recognition, he has appeared twice for Gareth Southgate’s England side.

Villa manager Dean Smith heaped praise on Tammy back in December (Source – Express and Star):

“At the moment we are getting the best out of him and long may that continue. He is wonderful to work with and has a great attitude and aptitude to learn. He will get better and better.”

Abraham’s goals have helped propel Aston Villa into the play-off places.

He’s a hitman that will work hard for his team. He remains composed in front of goal, has a decent turn of pace, can win the ball in the air, is good at linking up with those around him, strong enough to take a challenge, has the feet and awareness that allows him to keep the ball in tight situations and he can also spot a pass.

His parent club Chelsea have had their issues in front of goal in the past few seasons.

Olivier Giroud is good at the hold-up play and bringing in others but the French World Cup winner doesn’t grab enough Premier League goals. Big money signing Alvaro Morata was never consistent enough and that’s why the Spaniard was allowed to leave the club on loan in January. Michy Batshuayi hasn’t significantly impressed any Chelsea gaffer since his arrival in 2016 and he’s struggled to get going at Crystal Palace this year.

Morata was replaced in the Chelsea squad by loanee Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine is a proven goalscorer on the continent and he has shown glimpses of what he can do at the London club but he hasn’t been sensational by any stretch.

Chelsea have been issued with a two window transfer ban by FIFA and that ban will impact them greatly, especially in the forward areas. They will no longer be able to go out and solve a striking problem by spending millions on a proven goalscorer.

That means they’ll have the same misfiring faces to call upon next season.

I honestly believe that the Blues would be foolish to allow Tammy Abraham to leave again (even if it’s just another loan) and not have him vying for a striking place in their squad.

The young attacker seems determined to prove himself at Chelsea, surely next term is the best time to give him his opportunity. He’s already shown us that he can handle the rigours of top flight football and given opportunities he’ll find the net.

By all means have experienced forwards there to help him out. Let him learn from the veterans and have him prove his worth before he gets the starts.

If Tammy Abraham can’t get a chance at Chelsea in 2019, then when will he get that chance?


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