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Tammy Abraham faces change

UPBEAT: Tammy Abraham says the team is right behind their new manager Maurizio Sarri as they get used to the style he brings

CHELSEA YOUNGSTER Tammy Abraham remains upbeat despite
some of the turmoil engulf- ing the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Abraham, in the Blues side that was convincingly beaten by Manchester City in the Community Shield on August 5, is of the opinion that the team is right behind new manager Maurizio Sarri.

Abraham told The Voice immediately after the Wembley defeat: “We strongly believe in the manager. We like the way he tries to make us play, we think it will be a matter of time until we hit the ground running."

He continued: “It’s gone alright for us so far, changing managers isn’t easy – he is trying to bring his style of play to us and we are getting used to it. For us it is about practising, keep working with him and hopefully in a couple of weeks we will be ready.”

Abraham hit the headlines in 2017 when he stated his desire to have an international career with England following reports of interest from Nigeria.

The talented 21-year-old striker spent last season on loan at relegated Swansea and is hoping to remain with Chelsea for the upcoming 2018/19 campaign.

He said: “I really hope so, every day in training whenever I get on the pitch I try as hard as I can, when I am given the opportunity I am willing to take it, going into the season to be part of the manager’s plans will be great for me.

"I want to score more goals than last year. I was unfortunate to be in a team where we weren’t doing too well, but for me it’s about scoring goals and proving to the world what I am truly made of.”

Chelsea begin the new season against Huddersfield on August 11.

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