Tammy Abraham explains why new Chelsea signings have struggled
Tammy Abraham believes that a lack of time to spend on the training pitch has contributed to the struggles of some of Chelsea’s summer signings.
The likes of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz have struggled to make a positive impact this season, while goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has come under fire in recent weeks despite a solid start to the campaign.
Abraham, who has found himself on the bench for the last two outings – a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa and a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City, admitted some of his new team-mates have failed to find their best form.
And he suggested that the new-look Chelsea squad hasn’t had enough time to gel.
‘We have hardly had any time to train together and to work out how each other play so we’re just taking every day as it comes at the moment,’ Abraham told Chelsea’s official website.
‘Every game we play, we’re learning new things about each other.
‘I’m starting to understand them more and they’re starting to understand me more so hopefully we drive each other and be the best we can be.’
Despite the club’s disappointing form, Abraham is still loving every moment playing for Chelsea.
‘I dreamt about it as a little boy and I still feel like I’m dreaming today,’ he added.
‘I’ve been at the club since the age of seven so you can imagine how much I’ve always wanted to make it to the top level. I still have to pinch myself now and then when I realise where I am today.
‘I think you need the experience of going out on loan as a young kid, playing men’s football at the top level.
‘I was getting kicked and scratched in games and you have to learn that ugly side of football as well. It really prepared me to know what I had to come back and do.
‘I had to learn to use my body more because you don’t need it as much as a kid growing up.
‘I learnt about being in the right positions, had to work on my finishing of course, and just try to understand my team-mates more. That’s the main thing I’ve learnt over the years.’
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