Tammy Abraham has fallen down the pecking order in terms of fan-favourite former academy players at Chelsea.
Players like Mason Mount, Ethan Ampadu and Callum Hudson-Odoi have surpassed him in the opinion of Chelsea fans.
But Abraham is showing the right kind of form whilst on loan at Aston Villa that could seem him have a future at Chelsea.
With Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata’s goal drought, the striker position at Chelsea remains uncertain.
Michy Batshuayi has received attention from Chelsea fans, but Abraham could be Chelsea’s long-term solution.
Since joining the Midlands club, he has scored four times in eight games for them.
And those goals have come in a rocky patch for the club, following which Steve Bruce lost his job.
But the new manager, Dean Smith, has a track-record of getting strikers firing – he turned Neal Maupay from someone who missed a lot of chances into one of the league’s most ruthless strikers.
Therefore, if he can work his magic with Abraham, there could be even more to come.
And whilst he may not feel like there is a spot open for him, a good season at Villa might open Maurizio Sarri’s eyes to the possibility of starting him.
With a lot of other youngsters coming through at the same time, the future looks bright for Chelsea.