Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has opened up about the big impact Blues legend John Terry has had on his career as a player.

The 22-year-old has established himself as an important first-team member for Chelsea under Frank Lampard this season.

Tammy has topped Chelsea’s goalscoring chart, having scored 15 goals in all competitions this season.

But before his emergence as Chelsea star, Tammy was sent out on several loan spells, including at Aston Villa last season where he reunited with former Chelsea skipper Terry.

And the England international admitted that the legendary centre-back has had a massive impact on his journey as a footballer.

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Speaking to Micah Richards on ‘Micah Phones’, Tammy said: “Oh, what a guy. Similar to Frank Lampard, John Terry used to be always at youth team games, the U21s games, any competitions, he was there.

“From that young age, it was always nice to have that support, you know, the Chelsea captain supporting us.

“I remember before I came to Aston Villa, he spoke to me saying, ‘Come to Villa, we’ll help you, I’ll guide you.'”

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Terry himself has previously praised Tammy when speaking to Aston Villa’s official website last year: “I know him very well having played with him at Chelsea. He’s been incredible here.

“He was the Academy player that when coming over to train with the first team, me and Gary Cahill used to think, ‘oh no, here we go!’

“You knew he was going to come over and put himself about – run the channels, score goals,  be hungry, be passionate.

“Tammy always posed a big threat and I knew he’d go on and do well.”

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