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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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