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Tammy Abraham: "No better opportunity" to break into Chelsea team

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Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham says there's been "no better opportunity" to break into the first team at Stamford Bridge in Frank Lampard's first season as manager.

The 21-year-old has been with the Stamford Bridge club for the past 15 years and has enjoyed loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City, and Aston Villa.

Frank Lampard has taken over at the club following the departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus. It comes in the former midfielders second season as a manager, after guiding Derby County to the Championship Play-off final in Wembley in May.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Abraham believes there is no better opportunity to break into the team, "with the new manager in charge, all things look possible, so it gives the young lads and a lot of the players the chance to believe.

"You can already see in pre-season and even in training, he comes to speak to us and give us instructions on what to do, what to improve on, what he likes.

"It's always good to have a manager who speaks to players, not just the senior players but the younger players as well. It's a massive opportunity for us.

"There's pressure everywhere I go and everywhere I've been, that's football for you.

"I like the pressure, it drives me on. Having competition like Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi, that's fantastic competition up there as well, so I'm striving to do better.

"I've just got to work hard in training. The manager has told me what he likes in me and what he wants me to continue doing.

"I just need to improve that other side of my game. He knows I can score goals, it's just the defensive side of my game.

"I just need to work hard for the team, give 100 percent in training and hopefully get my opportunity."

Chelsea's Premier League season begins away to Manchester United at Old Trafford on August 11th.

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