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21 year old Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham impressed during his loan spell at Aston Villa, scoring 26 goals in 40 appearances to help Villa secure Premier League promotion.
Abraham is expected to return to Chelsea this summer and be part of the first team next season but Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been warned against making Abraham Chelsea’s first-choice striker next season.
According to Paul Merson, Abraham isn’t a better player than Olivier Giroud.
Merson believes Chelsea could struggle if Lampard play too many youngsters next season and that could lead to his sack.
Merson told Sky Sports: “When you are the manager and the younger players are not better than what you already have – which they are not, let’s be honest – are you going to play [Tammy] Abraham over [Olivier] Giroud?
“That’s the problem. Reece James will be special but is he going to take [Cesar] Azpilicueta’s place at moment? I don’t think so.
“If you are Frank and you’re throwing these youngsters in, you still need to finish in the top four. You can’t just bed them in with the season not going great and then all of sudden Frank gets the sack.
“Someone else comes in and reaps all of the benefit with the transfer embargo being lifted – he’ll then have the best job in the world.”