There was no run-out for Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham at Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday evening – and his exclusion sparked something of a debate among Aston Villa supporters.
Abraham is fondly remembered at Villa Park for his loan spell in 2018-19 that bore 26 goals as the Lions returned to the Premier League.
He netted 19 goals for club and country last term as Frank Lampard’s main striker, but the Blues have since recruited Timo Werner – the German international started in the victory over Brighton.
With new signing Kai Havertz and Abraham’s fellow England international Ruben Loftus-Cheek also getting the nod, and with Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech to return and Olivier Giroud also in contention, Villa fans don’t envisage Abraham getting as many chances to impress at Stamford Bridge this season.
The striker himself has previously outlined his intentions to remain at the club and fight for his place amid intense competition, but that hasn’t stopped Villa supporters hoping he might yet return to B6 – be it on another loan or otherwise.
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Aston Villa fans on Abraham’s situation
Sladico : No Tammy start or sub appearance tonight in #ChelseaFC win over #Brighton… Cheeky season long loan?
Sam : We’re gonna end up with Tammy Abraham…
Zeus_AVFC : No minutes for Tammy tonight
Kian James: Didn’t watch the game unfortunately but please don’t tell me Chelsea played a chocolate bar formation with Loftus Cheek up front over Tammy or Giroud
Martyn : Why would Tammy stay at Chelsea ?
Kai : No way are both Giroud and Tammy Abraham benched so RLC can play
Doing a Villa : If Tammy can’t even get any minutes against Brighton then he may as well come on loan to us
Chet Manley : Only the first match, but Tammy on the Chelsea bench today has me really want him coming home to the Villa. Had the same feeling with Axel last season. I’m sure Lampard will find minutes for him, but a guy can dream…….
Tez500 : No Tammy tonight and that’s before Ziyech and Pulisic are fit.
Villa Chris: Apparently we were interested in Tammy a few weeks back but he said he wanted to fight for his place at Chelsea. I honestly think we’ll go all in for him next summer.
Roscoe : Tammy is going to rot on Chelsea’s bench. I’d love to see him come in late as a loan to buy option worst case….
Beach Boys 1: They won’t go for Tammy, love them to.