Tammy Abraham - Is he good enough for Chelsea's first team squad already?
Tammy Abraham has taken the Championship by storm ever since his arrival at Bristol City this sea...
Tammy Abraham has taken the Championship by storm ever since his arrival at Bristol City this season and many consider the Chelsea youngster as ready to make the step up to Chelsea’s first team squad next year.
Abraham continued his rich vein of goal scoring form this past weekend as Bristol City came back from a goal down to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1. He scored his eleventh goal of the season having played just fourteen games so far and a result, has received plenty of plaudits for his exploits.
As Chelsea fans look on, we are all aware of the natural talent and ability he has having seen him come through the ranks with the Academy. His came to prominence three seasons ago scoring five goals in seventeen appearances for the Under 18’s. The season that followed, Abraham found himself involved with the Under 18’s, the Under 19 Euro Squad and the Under 21’s and made his mark by scoring forty-one goals in just forty-four appearances – a fantastic record. Last year, he continued his impressive rise by representing all three sides for the second season running, scoring twenty-six goals in forty appearances. His overall record in the Academy is played one hundred and one times, scoring seventy-two goals.
It’s clear we quite possibly have a major talent on our hands and someone who could make the breakthrough from the Academy into the Chelsea first team on a regular/weekly basis.
There is plenty made of the success of the Academy and rightly so, however it’s the argument that is continually made that no one is prepared to give these players a chance for regular first team football. Ruben Loftus-Cheek appeared to have made a breakthrough over the past twelve months but now finds his progress blocked in the first team following the arrival of N’Golo Kante in addition to players such as Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar.
What is interesting for me is the fact that we only have two Strikers named within our squad to January in Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi, so there is room for another. I just wonder if Chelsea are prepared to give him a full season in the Championship or if they are even considering a possible recall back to the club in January of it’s possible?
In the days of excessive Premier League spending, the pressures of success and winning games, I just wonder if in Tammy Abraham, Chelsea has a ready made match winner within their ranks that will not cost us a single penny?
What do you think of Abraham? Do you think he should remain in the Championship for the whole season to continue his development or do you think if it’s at all possible, based on the terms of the initial loan agreement, if Chelsea should consider a recall and put him straight into the first team squad? He may not get regular games but if a switch were made by Antonio Conte to play two up front, he would provide cover.
Tammy Abraham - Goal Machine.