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Tammy Abraham was stretchered off at half-time in the 2-2 draw against Valencia in the Champions League clash last week with an awful hip injury.
In his press conference on Tuesday, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard failed to confirm whether Abraham will feature against Aston Villa as he revealed that the 22-year-old striker is still suffering pains from the injury.
“It’s improving,” said Abraham on the knock. “I’m still in a bit of pain but hopefully I’ll be back out there soon.
“It was sudden pain rushing round my body so I was fearing it was something serious but thankfully it wasn’t too bad and the physios handled it well. In that moment, you’re just thinking ‘what have I done?’
“When I’m not playing I’m the worst watcher, just jumping up all the time. It’s annoying when you can’t do anything about it because you just want to get out there and help the team as much as possible.”
Abraham has also revealed that he will like to feature in this game against his former side Aston Villa – the club he was on loan to last season.
Tammy said: “I’d love to play against them. Dean Smith and JT were massive for me in terms of getting my confidence back after a difficult period at Swansea – they brought that side out of me.
“I have to give some credit to Steve Bruce as well because he was the one who signed me. All my loans have shaped me to be who I am today.”