Date: 25th June 2019 at 6:50am
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Aston Villa fans seem to have mixed thoughts on Tammy Abraham, whilst his contribution to our successful Championship promotion campaign cannot be doubted, neither can the fact that whilst his finishing is top class, there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to his overall game and leading the line.

We all know he’s now returned to Chelsea and we all know that Tammy fancies himself to have a crack at their first team next season – especially with the ongoing embargo fiasco that their behaviour got them into.

It’s perfectly understandable from Tammy’s point of view that he probably doesn’t have a better chance to make the step up for them as they will undoubtedly have to utilise their squad far better next season, and you can’t help but think if you were in the shoes of Tammy or the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, if game time wasn’t forthcoming now, it simply never will be.

In a recent interview with the Times they 21-year-old seems to be keenly aware of that fact, so the only question that remains is if he doesn’t have an impact over pre-season will those fans who want him back, get their wish late on in the transfer window?

“The transfer ban is probably not what the club wanted but for us it is exciting. I’m excited. I’m sure the rest of the young Chelsea players are. This year is the most important year for us. There’s no better time to play the youngsters. It’s now or never. Chelsea have always had a great academy. They have lacked playing them and taking them to the next level. You see the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek who are on the borderline to have done that. We have excellent players still there and coming through who are still Chelsea players so – fingers crossed, if it all goes well – it changes the mindset.”

From Chelsea’s perspective when it comes to him making the step up, if he can’t have an impact this year but they feel another loan may do him the world of good, we have to be the prime candidates given he won’t need to settle in or adjust to another style of play.

With expected loan changes coming in for 2020/21, Chelsea certainly won’t want his value to drop by falling out of the headlines for 2019/20 at any rate.

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