Who needs Dembele? Chelsea starlet Abraham breaks record
The on-loan Blues forward has gone one better than Moussa Dembele, breaking the record the Celtic striker set last season
Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham broke a Championship record set by Blues target Moussa Dembele, as the forward became the youngest player in 20 years to reach 15 goals in a season.
The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Bristol City from Chelsea, and now has 16 goals in 29 league games since moving to Ashton Gate in August.
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Dembele netted 15 times last season before signing for Celtic from Fulham, and has continued his excellent form in front of goal with 20 goals in 38 games in all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Chelsea were linked with a move for the 20-year-old French forward, but Rodgers was reluctant to let the £40 million-rated star leave during the January transfer window.
Happy to set a new championship record today for the highest teenage goal scored in the last 2 decades
— Tammy abraham (@tammyabraham) January 31, 2017
Abraham now has 19 goals in all competitions for the Robins, having become a fan favourite at the club.
In November, the teenager conceded that he may have to leave Stamford Bridge for his career to progress, telling the Mirror that he has his sights set on playing in the top-flight.
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“In three years I want to be playing at the top level, at whichever team I’m at. I just want to be one of the best in the Premier League, scoring goals,” Abraham said.
“Scoring goals is what I love and it gives me that confidence every time I hit the net. I knew what I was going out on loan for when the deal was agreed, and I had to get into the right mentality.
“I’m playing men’s football now and just needed to adapt to the situation. Luckily I’ve been doing that. I’ve been performing on the pitch, and giving my all.”
The England Under-21 international is also excellent at tricks and skills with the ball at his feet, as shown in the FFDTV video above.