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.

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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.

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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.

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