Tammy Abraham Ready For Playoff

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Tammy Abraham has been in good form on loan to Championship side Aston Villa as he has bagged 25 goals for the Villans this season.

The Chelsea loanee who has been an important player for Aston Villa missed Villa’s 2-1 loss to Norwich City in their final game of the Championship regular season but the on-loan Chelsea striker looks set to return for the play-offs.

Villa boss Dean Smith told the Birmingham Mail that the Chelsea striker had recovered from a shoulder injury which he suffered against Bolton last month and has revealed that he’s ready for the first playoff game against West Brom on Saturday.

“He’s available. If I needed him Sunday I could use him,” said Dean Smith earlier in the weekend.

“I don’t think I will, though. It’s better for him that he gets some more training minutes and is ready for the first play-off game.”

Tammy Abraham had revealed in March that his next aim is to prove himself at Chelsea next season.

“That’s the aim going into next season,” Abraham told Sky Sports News. “As a young kid, I’ve always believed I will play for Chelsea. I always believe that.

“I think I have the ability to. I just have to, when I get the opportunity, grab it with two hands.”

Chelsea might not be able to make any signings this summer due to the transfer ban, and Chelsea currently have some decisions to make regarding the strikers the club will need next season.

Olivier Giroud, Gonzalo Higuain, Michy Batshuayi and Tammy Abraham are four players Sarri will have to choose from.

Higuain scored his fifth league goal since joining Chelsea in January, and Sarri said after the game that he’d want the club to keep the Argentine, but that it’s up to Chelsea to decide.

“I don’t know about Gonzalo Higuain’s future, you have to ask the club,” Sarri told the BBC.

“If he’s staying then we can do very well in the next season. For a striker, it is not easy to play here, when you’re used to playing in Spain and Italy.

“It’s not easy to adapt to this competition because it’s different physically.”

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