Tammy Abraham has said Chelsea’s transfer ban represents a glorious opportunity for the club’s academy prospects and next season will be “now or never” for him to break into the first team of Chelsea. Abraham has spent the past three seasons on loan, at Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa, and has made only two first-team appearances for The Blues. He has been linked to other teams as Wolverhampton, but with Chelsea banned from buying new players for the next two transfer windows the 21-year-old says this punishment may work in his favour.

The centre-forward scored an astonishing 25 goals for Villa this season and the young player is of the opinion that this transfer ban could prompt a different approach from Chelsea, promoting more homegrown players to the senior team.

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“Maybe it will change. Hopefully. Chelsea has always had a great academy. They have lacked playing them and taking them to the next level. You see the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who on the borderline have done that. We have excellent players still there and coming through who are still Chelsea players so fingers crossed if it all goes well it changes the mindset”, the youth international went on to say.

The 21-year-old had an amazing loan campaign helping The Villans to promotion to the Premier League. The fans are hoping Abraham will be given the chance to show his skills under Lampard, an opportunity the young Englishmen is planning on grasping with both hands. Hey, if the talented striker is not able to sway Lampard, Tammy Abraham is always welcome to join Aston Villa for another year playing Premier League football.