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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Tammy Abraham sets sights on Chelsea breakthrough

The striker scored 26 goals on loan at Aston Villa this season.

Tammy Abraham celebrates promotion with Aston Villa (Mike Egerton/PA)
Tammy Abraham celebrates promotion with Aston Villa (Mike Egerton/PA)

By Press Association Sport staff

Tammy Abraham believes he is ready to lead the Chelsea attack next season.

The 21-year-old scored 26 goals on loan at Aston Villa this season, helping them reach the play-off final where they clinched promotion against Derby at Wembley.

Villa would like to keep hold of the England Under-21 striker but Chelsea may also need his services due to their transfer ban, and Abraham insists he is up to the job.

“The aim is to be at the highest level and playing the best football, and if Chelsea say they need me there I will put 100 per cent in,” he said.

“Every player wants to start. Obviously if it is at Chelsea, a team like Chelsea is always difficult because they have got world-class players.

“It is always going to be difficult to bring in youngsters and bring in people like myself – it is a big role.

“But for me, it is about believing in myself and just keep doing what I do.”

Abraham looks certain to be playing Premier League football next season, either with his parent club or possibly with another loan stint at Villa.

He added: “First of all I just need to enjoy myself with the boys before I think about the future.

“I have got the Euro Under-21s coming up as well so I have to focus on that. You can never say never. You never know what could happen.

“I have developed a lot as a player. Coming here it was always tough, there was always a lot of pressure.

“People were questioning if I could score the same amount of goals as I did last time. I just believed in myself.

“I give credit to the boys, they created a lot of chances for me this year. I’ve scored a lot of goals and we’ve got promoted.”

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