Chelsea made the decision this summer to sell Tammy Abraham, who has made an excellent start to life at his new club Roma.

Italian giants Roma signed Abraham for £34million last month, albeit the Blues do have a buy-back clause set at £68million (BBC).

The 23-year-old is a highly-rated striker to come out of the Chelsea academy, but he’s now moved abroad for the first time in his career.

Roma manager Jose Mourinho described the English forward as “ambitious” after his transfer to Italy.

Abraham has a 100 per cent win record in his opening five appearances for Serie A club Roma, including three victories in league matches. 

The centre-forward came off the bench on Thursday night to score at home in the 5-1 win over CSKA Sofia in a UEFA Europa Conference League fixture. 

 

This now means he’s got two goals and two assists in five Roma appearances this season.

AS Roma vs CSKA Sofia: UEFA Europa Conference League
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Tammy Abraham succeeding at Roma won’t be a surprise

It’s an extremely positive start for Abraham in Italy, which is hardly a surprise given the ex-Chelsea striker has shown he can score goals at any level.

The Englishman should now expect to really kick on for the rest of the campaign. 

He scored 26 goals in 89 Premier League appearances, along with 48 goals in 78 Championship matches. 

Aged 23, there is so much development ahead for him. It’s great that he’s going to be able to improve by starting regular games of first-team football, something which unfortunately wasn’t available to him at Stamford Bridge. 

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