Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has vowed to stay at the club next season and force is way into the first-team under new boss Antonio Conte.
The 18-year-old made his senior debut for the Blues on Wednesday night as a 73rd minute substitute in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
His inclusion under Guus Hiddink appears to be part of the Londoners’ plans to hand more of their academy starlets chances to break through, with many youngsters, such as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore, having been thrown in by the Dutchman in recent months.
Abraham is seen as one of the most talented players to have emerged from the Chelsea youth ranks for some time, with his 67 goals in two seasons having already set tongues wagging at the club.
And speaking to the London Evening Standard, the teenager revealed that he’s hoping to stay at Stamford Bridge for 2016/17, despite the Premier League giants having shown an eagerness to loan emerging players out over the years:
“Next season I hope to be more involved in the first team and play more games.
“Whatever happens happens, but learning from the players at Chelsea is a great experience.
“If I can get the chance to train with the first team every day, I think it would be a great achievement for me.
“Every day you get to train with players like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard is another lesson for you. I have to take it on board and try to take it into my game as well.
“Of course (I’m confident I can make an impact for the senior side after scoring so many goals for the youth sides).
“Making my debut at Anfield is going to give me confidence and give me the drive to keep going, keep trying and see what I can achieve.”
Abraham has been a part of Chelsea’s UEFA Youth League-winning squads for the past two seasons.