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Chelsea‘s loanee Tammy Abraham has scored 21 goals for Aston Villa so far this season.

Now the youngster says his target is to play at Stamford Bridge next season as he believes he has the ability to do so.

As a young kid, I’ve always believed I will play for Chelsea. I always believe that”. Abraham told Sky Sports News. That’s the aim going into next season.  I think I have the ability to. I just have to, when I get the opportunity, grab it with two hands.”

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DERBY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Frank Lampard manager of Derby County celebrates the win after the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Preston North End at Pride Park Stadium on August 25, 2018 in Derby, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Former Chelsea midfielder and current Derby County manager Frank Lampard has confirmed he remains focused on his job with the Championship amid reports linking him with a potential takeover at Stamford Bridge, with concerns growing up around Maurizio Sarri‘s role following 6-0 defeat at Man City.

Lampard, speaking at a press conference on Monday, told reporters: “My job is here,” 

“We’re working very hard and my thoughts are on Ipswich Town on Wednesday, and Brighton on Saturday.”

The England international also claimed he believes Blues can bounce back from their last humiliating defeat: “With my Chelsea hat on, 13 years as a player there, you have a feeling for it and it’s not nice, it’s not easy. It doesn’t happen to Chelsea much so when it does it’s a shock.

“But they’re going up against an incredible team and I had some time at Manchester City as well. I have some feelings for them. The work Pep Guardiola and their incredible squad have done is something special.

Lampard added: “For Chelsea it was a tough day. With all top teams the important thing is you come back strong, no matter what type of defeat. What makes top teams is resilience and Chelsea as a club will have it.”

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Chelsea loanee and Aston Villa forward Tammy Abraham has praised club’s legend John Terry following his appointment as new coach assistant at Villa Park, alongside new manager Dean Smith, earlier last week.

The England international told Press Association Sport: “Everyone sees him as a leader, he was a great captain and great player. The way he was on and off the pitch, he was always a leader. A lot of players will look up to him. Hopefully one day we’ll be seeing him as a first-team manager. He’s got all the qualities to become one.

“He was always so calm and relaxed, he would always encourage but you’d never see him angry. I’d like to see how he is as a manager too”.

Then Abraham added: “When he retired I sent him a nice message and said congrats on retirement and that was the last time we spoke. The next thing I know he’s the assistant manager.

“Even with Chelsea, when I went up to the first team he always welcomed me and took me under his arm.

“I’ve been close to him ever since, before the start of the season he called me and spoke to me about Villa. He said how much he enjoyed it and said it would be a good club for me. Now we’re working together, it’s a funny thing.”

Aston Villa are struggling to climb-up the table having earned just 15 points from 12 games so far.

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Chelsea will face former club’s legend Frank Lampard as the Blues booked a place into the fourth-round tie of Carabao Cup.

Maurizio Sarri’s men will take on Derby County on Wednesday 31st October and the kick-off is 7.45 PM.

The Championship side suffered an away defeat against Bolton and remain 5 points behind league leaders Middlesbrough and Leeds United, just a few days following their massive victory on penalties at Manchester United in the third round of the competition.

Derby County face Norwich City at iPro Stadium tonight, while Chelsea are set to host Hungarian side Videoton as Europa League’s group stage goes on.

 

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Chelsea will face Derby County in the Carabao Cup‘s fourth round in a game which will be played at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues defeated Liverpool last week at Anfield, while Derby County won on penalties vs Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea legend and Derby County’s manager is very thrilled about the chance to be back at Stamford Bridge.

We know how crazy football is. I was driving along with Jody Morris and Chris Jones in the car with me. It’s a great draw for the club and it’s great for myself. Chelsea was my home for many years and it has been a big part of my life”. Lampard said during his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game vs Norwich. “It’s a big deal and I can’t wait. I’m delighted to go back and see a lot of friends behind the scenes, and 40,000 friends in the crowd.”

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Chelsea youngster Tammy Abraham has today joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season-long loan, both clubs have confirmed.

The 20-year-old, who earned two international caps with England in the 2017/18 campaign, scored 26 goals on loan at Bristol City and was named the club’s Player of the Year.

He told Aston Villa’s official website: “Aston Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I’m here to help them achieve that. 

“At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Izzy Brown has joined Leeds United on season-long loan from Chelsea, as the Championship side confirmed  via official statement.

The 21-year-old, who’s currently recovering from a serious knee injury, was crucial for Huddersfield Town in getting the promotion to Premier League back in 2016/17 season.

Brown said: “The decision was easy. I can’t wait to see what this season brings us, it’s going to be a good one”.

The Chelsea youngster then reunites with Jamal Blackman and Lewis Baker, who have been both loaned to Marcelo Bielsa’s side earlier this summer. Leeds United are currently enjoying an impressive start to the season after getting 13 points from 5 games so far.

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