Tammy Abraham has been a revelation for Chelsea this season. When he was stretchered down the tunnel against Valencia last week, fans feared the worst. However, it seems the lay-off will only be short term. The 22-year-old is hoping to return against Aston Villa on Wednesday.
Abraham has bagged 10 goals for the Blues in the league and is the second top scorer in the Premier League. He is averaging a goal every 97 minutes and was sorely missed in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham.
The English striker was forced off with a hip injury in the enthralling 2-2 draw against Valencia last Wednesday, and at the time the injury looked nasty. Abraham was struggling to move and was clearly in a lot of pain.
However, it seems the recovery has been quicker than expected. The Evening Standard is reporting that he may come back into the side for what is now a crucial game against Aston Villa.
Chelsea are now without a win in three games and will be hoping to rectify that against 15th place Villa in midweek. The game also presents the Blues with an opportunity to improve their home record this season. With just four wins from 11 games at Stamford Bridge, some fans are growing concerned.
Having Abraham back will no doubt be a huge boost for Lampard. It was clear to see how crucial he is to the side on Saturday. Also, having spent last season plying his trade at Villa Park, the youngster will no doubt have an extra level of hunger on Wednesday night.