Date: 27th August 2018 at 9:00am
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Over the weekend it was being reported that Aston Villa loan target Tammy Abraham had decided to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place in their first team this season.

If true, in many ways you have to admire the 20-year-old’s confidence and fight given he only has three showings to his name for the Stamford Bridge outfit having had decent spells out at Bristol City and Swansea City in recent years, despite their relegation last season he was still reasonably prolific for them.

The Bimingham Mail reported the apparent development leading with words from manager Maurizio Sarri who implied that he was remaining with them until at least January, unless the player himself wanted to indicate otherwise.

With the loan window running out this week, Villa do need to do something up top given the injuries we have at the moment and we need to take the strain off Jonathan Kodjia as our only real goal threat as Rushian Hepburn-Murphy continues to learn with the role he’s playing, so if it’s not Abraham we need somebody else to cover ourselves.

As pointed out above, it does depend on how far Keinan Davis and Scott Hogan are from returning with talk of after the international break, but they’ll still need to return to form and Davis isn’t yet a prolific choice, so I still think we need somebody else – but I definitely concur with a slight change in play and the captures we have made, this could suit Hogan down to the ground if we finally begin playing to his strengths.

I must add I’m not sure about the positing of Bruce lying as he’s quoted as saying by the Mail.

“If he does become available then there’s a definite interest from us, of course there is. But I haven’t had any conversation with Chelsea. If he was available then I think half the Championship would love to take somebody like Tammy Abraham lets be honest.”

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