Thomas Tuchel praised Tammy Abraham’s persistence to make it at Chelsea.
The Blues forward was shipped out to Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa on loan before he could break into the senior team.
Tuchel said, “I like that he made his way on the loans and overcame obstacles in his career when he went on loan. He always scored for his teams. He has the spirit to make it at Chelsea. This is one of the toughest challenges you can face but he is ready.
“It is one of the toughest challenges you can have. It is not always straight up. It is sometimes bumpy, sometimes you go out on loan, but I like that the academy boys accept the challenge to make it here.
“I feel that they absolutely want to make it as Chelsea players, not only as Premier League. They want to be Chelsea players. This is the spirit we want to feel. When we feel the spirit, combined with that talent, we will push them.”
Abraham has scored 12 goals in 28 appearances this season. He also set up 6 goals in 1451 minutes of action. He is currently competing for a starting spot with Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud.