Jason Cundy believes that Chelsea may have to rely on centre-forward Tammy Abraham next season and explained he clearly has some talent following his performances in the Championship last season.
The Blues are facing a potential transfer ban and it could leave them short of genuine options at striker.
Abraham is one potential option at Stamford Bridge that could be considered, as he’s now returned to West London following his spell out on loan.
The England Under-21 international helped Aston Villa win promotion from the Championship, as he scored 26 goals in just 40 games across all competitions.
He’s a 6ft 5in centre-forward that is strong in the air and a clinical finisher in the box.
Ex-Blues defender and now pundit Cundy has suggested that he will be in line for a senior role with Chelsea next season.
“You’re doing something right if you’re playing for a stellar club like Villa and get promoted, it’s a tough division the Championship,” Cundy told talkSPORT.
“Of course it’s a step up in class, but Chelsea may have no choice. At the moment it looks like [Olivier] Giroud and Abraham because of the transfer ban, so they’re going to have to lean on him.”
Chelsea may need to rely on Abraham in the next season, but he definitely deserves an opportunity and is a potential gem that has matured during a number of loan spells away.
He’s ripped the Championship apart with Villa and Bristol City, while he scored five goals in 33 Premier League games for a poor Swansea City team.
Abraham has all the attributes to succeed and Giroud would be a great mentor for him to learn from.