Tammy Abraham credits Aston Villa spell for getting his career back on track

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa scores his fourth goal for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on November 28 2018 in...

Chelsea ace credits Aston Villa spell with getting his career back on track.

(L-R) Reece James, Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic of Chelsea arrive during the Chelsea FC training session on the eve of the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea FC and...

Chelsea star Tammy Abraham is thriving in the Premier League and topping the goalscoring charts.

With eight goals already, he is level with Sergio Aguero and a legitimate contender to win the Golden Boot.

He credits his spell with Aston Villa for getting his career back on track. A stint on loan with struggling Swansea in the top flight was not as fruitful as he had hope for.

 

Abraham told The Mail: "Going back into the war zone, as they call it, I got to toughen up. Although I didn't score as many goals at Swansea as I would have liked to, I got to enjoy football again and started scoring at Villa and then had a great end to the season.

"I've always believed in myself, it's still early. I've got to keep on trying to help the team."

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa scores for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on November 28 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Dropping down into the Championship can be difficult for Premier League players, tasked with a 46 game season against teams of differing, often more physical styles.

Abraham netted 26 goals for Villa last season, having scored just eight in all competitions for Swansea a year earlier.

He is now flying again under Frank Lampard ant Chelsea and has been called into the England squad.

At just 22 he is an exciting prospect, and Chelsea's own answer to Harry Kane.

Tammy Abraham of Aston Villa scores his fourth goal for Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest at Villa Park on November 28 2018 in...

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