Frankly, Tammy Abraham deserves a potential Chelsea chance next season as their transfer ban cripples the club’s movement in the transfer market.
The big forward has spent the previous three years on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa but now reportedly feels prepared to conquer the Premier League in blue, as per the Evening Standard.
“Yes, definitely. That’s how all the young players at the club are looking at it,” said the striker, who scored 26 goals for Villa last term.
“There is a great chance for us so we must get our heads down at training and go for it 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.
“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.”
Indeed, the conditions are ideal for a new Stamford Bridge hero next season. Chelsea will be without star man Eden Hazard – after the Belgium international left for Real Madrid earlier this month – and face a two-window transfer ban handed down from FIFA.
While this all seems wholly negative, it means those who have been waiting in the wings to make their breakthrough, like Abraham, will be given handed their opportunity to shine.
The Blues have tried over and over again to sign big name players for big name fees, from Fernando Torres, who set the club back £50million, to £60million record signing Alvaro Morata and more recently Gonzalo Higuaín. Maybe now, then, in the face of major changes – including Frank Lampard possibly stepping up to become the new manager, it’s time to change the club’s policy.
Abraham showed signs last season that he possesses all the traits necessary to “make it” in the Premier League. He scored 26 Championship goals last season, which helped Villa break into the top flight, and produced an average 2.9 shots per game according to WhoScored – an ideal trait for Frank Lampard’s high-octane brand of attacking football.
Furthermore, standing at 6 ft 2 (though height alone doesn’t separate them) the Englishman actually offers a greater aerial threat than current goliath of the sky Olivier Giroud, winning an average 3 headers per game compared to Giroud’s 1.4 (impressive given typically the latter operates as Chelsea’s go-to target man).
Other than Giroud, who is arguably underrated player in his own right, Chelsea have no other options in attack. So it makes sense, now, to place some faith in £18m-rated (per Transfermarkt) Abraham, make him the first choice no.9 and reap the rewards.
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