Tammy Abraham had a tough last season.

Having burst onto the scene as he progressed through Chelsea’s youth academy, Abraham was training with the first team at 18 years of age.

He had an extremely productive loan spell at Bristol City in 2016-17 where he scored 26 goals in 48 games.

And there were high hopes for the England Under-21 star as he moved to Swansea on loan last year.

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But in a relegation season, Abraham failed to make an impact, scoring just five goals and forced to settle for a spot on the bench.

As a result, there wasn’t much excitement around Abraham’s return to Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri’s unwillingness to let him leave however displayed faith in him which got Chelsea fans hopeful that he may have a role to play in the first team.

But with two established international strikers ahead of him, that was always unlikely.

Abraham’s reported move to Premier League newsboys Cardiff City fell through as Chelsea preferred him to be playing regular football to help his development.

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As a result, he moved to Aston Villa on loan for the season – a huge club where success could springboard him to even bigger things.

And he has made quite the start.

Having made his debut on Saturday, Abraham started his first game for the Villains on Tuesday.

And he scored his first goal as Villa beat Rotherham 2-0, showing just what Chelsea are missing out on.

So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Abraham’s first goal for the Midland club:



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