Tammy Abraham cannot contain his excitement over Frank Lampard being named the new Chelsea boss.
The young striker who burst into the scene during his loan spell with Aston Villa last season is eager to break into the Blues lineup. He believes that with Lampard on board, there is the highest possibility of that happening next season.
“Yeah, if it was Lampard to take over the job. I believe in myself and there is no better guy to play under as well,” said the 21-year-old, who collected 26 goals on his loan with the newly promoted Premier League outfit.
“He’s someone you have grown up watching and has been at Chelsea forever. Like I say, he knows about me as well – I played against his [Derby] team in the Championship play-off final!”
“Yes, definitely. That’s how all the young players at the club are looking at it,” Abraham added. “There is a great chance for us so we must get our heads down and training and go for it at Chelsea. I have already been talking to the club about pre-season. I’m going to have a couple of weeks and then come back hitting the ground running.
“I feel I needed that little push, some people might call more experience. Obviously, I had a season at Swansea which didn’t go too well but that is another experience in itself. I had that season at Bristol City, my first experience of proper men’s football that gave me such a valuable insight into what to expect.
“Then this season at Aston Villa as well when I played under the pressure of people asking if I could score goals and help them get back into the Premier League.
“Well I have been there, done that and now I have full confidence in my ability to score for Chelsea in the Premier League.”