After a bright start to the season, Chelsea have struggled recently to pick up just 4 points from their last 6 games. Having spent over 250£m in the summer, there were high expectations from Chelsea to challenge for the title this season.
Chelsea’s new signings have failed to live up to their expectation, which has led to intense scrutiny of manger Frank Lampard. Tammy Abraham, who has been in and out of the starting lineups admitted some of the new arrivals have failed to replicate their best form.
The England international believes the lack of time to train together with the summer recruits has resulted in Chelsea’s poor run of results. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Abraham said “We have hardly had any time to train together and to work out how each other play so we’re just taking every day as it comes at the moment.”
“Every game we play, we’re learning new things about each other. I’m starting to understand them more and they’re starting to understand me more so hopefully we drive each other and be the best we can be.”
Having come through Chelsea Academy, the England international had loan stints at Aston Villa, Bristol City and Swansea City. Abraham said it was dream to play for Chelsea, but admitted loan spell at Aston Villa helped him develop.
The Chelsea forward added “I dreamt about it as a little boy and I still feel like I’m dreaming today,’ he said. ‘I’ve been at the club since the age of seven so you can imagine how much I’ve always wanted to make it to the top level. I still have to pinch myself now and then when I realise where I am today.”
“I think you need the experience of going out on loan as a young kid, playing men’s football at the top level. I was getting kicked and scratched in games and you have to learn that ugly side of football as well. It really prepared me to know what I had to come back and do.”
“I had to learn to use my body more because you don’t need it as much as a kid growing up. I learnt about being in the right positions, had to work on my finishing of course, and just try to understand my team-mates more. That’s the main thing I’ve learnt over the years.”