‘Now or never’ Exciting 26-goal hitman Abraham sends Chelsea fans big message ahead of legends return
Tammy Abraham insists it is now or never for him to take his chance at Chelsea, especially now that Frank Lampard is heading back to the club.
The 21-year-old scored 26 goals in the Championship this season, helping Villa reach the play-off final, where they clinched promotion against Derby at Wembley.
His performances over the course of the season has led to speculation that Lampard is ready to give him his chance at Stamford Bridge, especially as Chelsea are unable to sign any new players over the course of the next few transfer windows.
Chelsea had 41 players out on loan last season – including Abraham’s Under-21 team-mates Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori at Derby, and and after selling Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for £89million this month Abraham wants to finally make an impact at Stamford Bridge with the Blues unable to sign a replacement.
He told the TalkSport website: “There is a great chance for us so we must get our heads down and 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.
“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.”
Chelsea are in need of a striker that can score goals and Abraham has proven that he is able to find the net on a regular basis. But leading the Blues attack is different to many other clubs in the Premier League as he will have a lot of pressure on his young shoulders.
But now is the right time to test himself back at Chelsea, and if he fails, he is still young enough to find a new clubs.
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