‘He knows’ Tammy Abraham sends message to Chelsea boss Frank Lampard ahead of new season
Tammy Abraham has his concentration fully fixed on a campaign spent at Chelsea – and has let Frank Lampard know that he’s ready to grasp his top flight opportunity for the Londoners.
The 21-year-old striker was a revelation at the top of the field for Aston Villa last season, having agreed a season-long loan deal during Steve Bruce’s tenure, and he netted 26 times as the Lions celebrated a long-awaited promotion back to the Premier League.
Might Abraham have returned to B6 this summer, to feature alongside Jack Grealish and co and test himself against the best defences in the land?
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If that was ever on the cards – Dean Smith is indeed understood to be keen on another forward – Abraham certainly doesn’t appear eager to leave Stamford Bridge again after being handed a pre-season chance by returning legend Lampard.
Indeed the England U21 international is looking forward to testing himself against strike pair Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi as the trio prepare to battle it out for a place in the Blues’ starting XI.
“I am more ready than ever for the season to start,’ Abraham told Chelsea’s official website.
“I had a good season last season, and now I am here at the club I have always dreamed of playing for. I just have to take my chance.
“Being here since the age of six there is no better opportunity to try and graft and work hard for a place in the team. With the new manager in charge all things are looking possible, so it gives the young lads and a lot of the players a good chance to believe.
“It’s always nice to have a manager that keeps in contact with not just the senior players but the young players as well, so it’s a massive opportunity for us.
“I have just got to work hard in training. The manager has told me what he likes and what he wants me to continue doing, and improve the other side of my game as well.
“He knows I can score goals and I have got the speed, and the defensive side I need to work hard at for the team. Whenever I get that chance on the pitch and the training pitch I have to grab it with two hands.”