Tammy Abraham has been loving life this season as he’s scored goals for fun at Villa Park. The 21-year-old striker has the potential to be a goalscorer at the top level, and his experiences in Birmingham will only serve him well. However, it’s unlikely that he’ll cut it at Chelsea, and he’ll have a serious decision to make when he returns to Stamford Bridge.
Abraham need only look as far as another Chelsea striker, Michy Batshuayi, to know what he needs to avoid at the club. The Belgian striker is four years older than Abraham but has managed to fall into the Chelsea loan trap, after picking the Blues ahead of Tottenham when he made the decision to leave Marseille back in summer 2016. However, since then the striker’s stock has only fallen as his game time has been limited in London.
Whilst Abraham has had loan moves to Villa, Bristol City and Swansea in his Chelsea days, Batshuayi has had similar moves to Borussia Dortmund and Valencia. It seems that the loan cycle won’t be ending anytime soon for the Blues’ strikers, and Abraham should seek a permanent move whilst’s he’s still young and sharp, to avoid falling into the trap that so many young starlets have become tangled with at the club.
If Abraham can help fire the Villains to promotion this season then he will need to give some serious thought to staying at the club permanently. Chelsea will be reluctant to sell him, but under Dean Smith and alongside Jack Grealish the youngster has got himself a brilliant setup to elevate his game and grow as a player, much the opposite from having uncertain loan moves to random clubs season after season.
The youngster was lucky enough to get two England caps back in November last year and you can understand why there’s some genuine hype around him whenever he manages to find the back of the net. It was just a few weeks back when the 21-year-old scored an incredible four goals in one game against Nottingham Forest and now he’s making himself known in the Championship and to the fans, he will need to make a big decision over his long-term future.