Tammy Abraham is one of the hottest young English properties right now. The young Chelsea striker has been terrorising opponents ever since he joined their academy and these days he is no different.
In fact, his progress in recent years has made him even more deadly for opposition defences. These days you can bet on him being the Championships top scorer at football betting sites in the UK, such as NoviBet and still get quite low odds. This is in spite of his relatively young age and inexperience at this level.
These low odds shouldn’t come as a surprise if you look at how well he has progressed. He was phenomenal while on loan at Bristol City and that raised his hopes that he might soon become a Chelsea regular.
The people at Chelsea had other plans, however, and decided to send the young English striker for a loan spell at Aston Villa before reassessing his chances again next season.
Settled in the Championship Quickly
For Tammy returning to the Championship was like riding a bicycle. He quickly started banging in the goals and became a fan favourite in next to no time. This gave hope to many Villa fans that the talented striker might start liking the place and stay with Villa for more than one season.
Abraham is currently the top goalscorer in the Championship with 19 goals. The striker averages a goal every 104 minutes – another league high. In fact, 72% of his shots generally hit the target so it is easy to see why he is so successful.
The Reasoning behind the Wolves link
Wolves were linked with a move for the on-loan striker at the start of January. Reports suggested he was interested in moving back to the Premier League. Wolves were touted to be his desired destination.
Although it wasn’t ideal for Villa, the move made a lot of sense for the Chelsea hierarchy and it was speculated that they were encouraging the youngster to make the step up midway through the season. For Chelsea this would have been the perfect scenario. Tammy would have got further Championship and Premier League experience in the course of only one season.
This is because it would be foolish to think that Abraham would have made the transition from Championship to the Chelsea first team instantly. It would have been more logical for Chelsea to wait for him to produce the goods with a Premier League club first and then to take him back.
Abraham did play for Swansea in the Premier League in truth, but he wasn’t considered as the first choice or as the finished product there. A Premier League loan after the Villa loan is a must for Abraham as far as Chelsea are concerned.
Help Villa in their Promotion Bid
Abraham ultimately decided to stay with Villa and help them in their attempt to gain promotion this season. It is said that Chelsea was only willing to loan Abraham to Wolves, while the youngster would have accepted the deal if it was a permanent transfer to the Molineux.
The biggest benefactor of this twist in the tale is definitely Aston Villa. Their hopes of promotion are much more realistic with Tammy fully on board.