Tammy Abraham hopeful of Chelsea playing time: ‘With Lampard in charge, all things look possible’

Chelsea attacker Tammy Abraham has this evening opened up on his hopes for the coming season.

Chelsea youth product

21-year-old hitman Abraham has been on Chelsea’s books for 15 years now, having joined the club as a youngster in 2004.

However, since first breaking into the senior setup of the capital giants in 2016 at the tender age of 18, Abraham has since been farmed out on a trio of loans, to Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa respectively.

The twice-capped English international enjoyed his second prolific stint in the Championship this past season, notching 26 goals with Villa to add to the 23 he managed with Bristol in 2017/18.

Crucially this time around, though, Abraham’s goals contributed towards a truly-special campaign for Villa.

Victory over Derby County in the Championship playoff final back in May saw Dean Smith’s men secure a return to the Premier League for next season.

Aston Villa

Anwar El Ghazi celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

‘All things look possible’

As such, on the back of yet another sparkling loan spell, questions have already begun to circulate regarding Abraham’s future.

With Chelsea having failed to secure a consistent goal-scoring option since Diego Costa’s departure from the club, murmurs have emerged suggesting that Abraham could yet be given a chance to shine at Stamford Bridge this coming season.

And the Englishman himself has today opened up on his hopes for 2018/19.

Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Abraham admitted that Frank Lampard’s appointment has boosted both his and the rest of the club’s young talent’s prospects of securing first-team football in London:

‘I’ve been here since the age of six and there’s been no better opportunity to graft and work hard for a starting spot and a place in the team for a massive club such as Chelsea.’

‘With the new manager in charge, all things look possible. So it gives the young lads and a lot of the players the chance to believe.’

Frank Lampard prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match between Bohemians FC and Chelsea FC. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

‘You can already see in pre-season and even in training. He comes to speak to us and give us instructions on what to do, what to improve on, what he likes.’

‘It’s always good to have a manager who speaks to players. Not just the senior players but the younger players as well. It’s a massive opportunity for us.’

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