With the way things stand at Chelsea Football Club with a current transfer ban it really leaves all the young players and players out on loan the chance to impress when they return to pre season training next month.
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Like many, in a strange way I feel this ban could have possibly come at a good time whilst the club is clearly in a transition period. For many years now Chelsea have had fantastic youth players albeit a rarity for any of them to properly establish themselves in the first team.
Fans have already spoken about different players returning and given an opportunity next season and I’d like to put the case forward for Tammy Abraham. This is what he said recently about Frank Lampard potentially becoming the next Chelsea manager.
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Tammy Abraham on Frank Lampard –
“There is no better guy to play under. Someone you have grown up watching, been at Chelsea forever. He knows about me as well. I played against his team in the play-off final.”
It also has to be remembered that if Frank is appointed it is most likely Jody Morris will come as his assistant. As we know Jody will also know Tammy from the success they had together in the Chelsea youth set up.
With a ban in place Chelsea’s striking options do concern me. Giroud is great at holding up the ball and linking play but he’s not going to score a lot of goals. Morata will stay in Spain and I’m not sure if Batshuyai can lead the line effectively. I will fully support whoever is given the opportunity to start up front for Chelsea but I feel this is the perfect opportunity for Tammy to finally get his chance at Chelsea.
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I appreciate two of his very successful loans have been at Championship clubs but 25 goals in 37 appearances for promotion winning Aston Villa last season should not be overlooked. Yes he did have a difficult season on loan at Swansea when they were relegated from the Premier League two seasons ago but surely that isn’t a reason to write him off altogether! Gareth Southgate had also rewarded Tammy for his hard work in 2017 with two full England international caps. Tammy is a regular player in the England Under 21 set up and getting back into the first team set up must be an objective of his.
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Just imagine how many chances will be provided for him in this Chelsea team. I honestly feel it’s now or never for Tammy and it’ll be great to hopefully see him get the opportunity he deserves. Nothing would please me more at Chelsea than seeing our talented youngsters succeed in the first team during this transitional time.
Come On Chelsea and Come On Tammy!
Written By Chris Wright