Photo: official Chelsea website

Photo: official Chelsea website

Chelsea have 38 players currently out on loan and that number might increase in January after Chelsea U-23 coach Adi Viveash comfirmed more academy players will leave Chelsea in January.

“This is a different group, we have a couple from this group that in January will probably be looking [to move on loan] at the older end,” said Viveash after his side’s 13-12 penalty shootout victory over Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy.

“The reality is, that when you go out there it is what you do and Tammy, you could have envisaged Tammy hitting the ground running, but what Tammy has is a massive enthusiasm for the game.

“He just loves playing football and he loves scoring goals and you can see that by the goals he scores. We have reminded him that most of them are tap-ins but it doesn’t really matter. He is a nice kid Tammy and he will be learning a lot about Championship defenders.

“I don’t know [where he will play next season] that’s not for me. He has passed through my programme now, that’s for the powers at be to decide those things,” he added. “They work in this group when they are in this group, when it comes to decisions, it is made by senior people and not coaches.

“[Abraham] is scoring a few, isn’t he? It is obviously great when [that happens]. But it is not just Tammy, Kasey Palmer is playing in the Championship as well, at Huddersfield, a team that are flying very high so those boys are ready for the next stage of their development.

“It is great for them to go out and experience senior football and they are doing well in it. It is great for Charlie Colkett and Jake, the pair at Bristol Rovers, in League One, in this league. I watched them play against Swindon and they both performed pretty well and it is different stages of where players are at.”

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