Tammy Abraham has been one of the Chelsea players out on loan that has been superb this season. The youngster scored yet again for Aston Villa during their 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers in the Championship on Friday. The strike was his 25th league goal of the season. In the process, he became the first Villa player since Andy Gray to net 25 league goals in a season for the club. Gray did so back in 1977.
“Tammy got a whack on the shoulder. It’s too early to diagnose but I don’t expect he will be fit for Monday. I hope it’s not bad” said Villa boss Dean Smith, as reported by The Sun.
“He put his head in where somebody with 25 goals puts their head in. He was down for a while. The doctor said he had to come off because he was in too much pain.”
Chelsea have been slapped with a two-window transfer ban after FIFA found them guilty of irregularities with regards to the signing of young players in February. This essentially means that the Blues may have to consider keeping players currently in their first-team as well as integrating impressive players out on loan into the first-team this summer. Maurizio Sarri recently confirmed that striker Olivier Giroud will be remaining at the club for another season. The Frenchman’s contract at Stamford Bridge was due to end this summer but had an option to extend his stay for another season which the Blues have since exercised.
Meanwhile, doubts remain over the future at the club of Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine arrived at the club in January with high expectations but has failed to hit the ground running so far. The Blues should just let him go if he fails to make an impression during the last few games of the season. They should certainly consider integrating Abraham into the first team this summer. He has shown signs that he is a world-class player in the making and could even be the next Wayne Rooney. His previous stint in the Premier League on loan with Swansea City during the 2017/18 season may not have been successful, but he is now a more mature player and deserves another chance.