Steve Bruce admits he always had one big question about Tammy Abraham

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

Steve Bruce comes up against Tammy Abraham this afternoon.

Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on October 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon...

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce has told Four Four Two that he always questioned whether Tammy Abraham would get his chance with Chelsea – but is delighted he's now starring.

Abraham, 22, got no closer to the Chelsea first team after a mixed loan spell at Swansea City, and Chelsea chose to loan him out again last year as they sent him to Aston Villa.

The 6ft 3in striker smashed 26 goals in 40 games last season, helping Villa win promotion back to the Premier League before returning to Stamford Bridge.

 

With Chelsea having a transfer ban, they weren't able to go out and sign a new striker, and have instead put their faith in Abraham to lead the line under Frank Lampard.

So far, the decision looks great. In eight Premier League appearances this season, Abraham has hit eight goals, whilst he's also notched once in the Champions League.

Abraham was called up to the England squad over the international break, and looks to be on course for a huge season having finally earned his opportunity with Chelsea.

Tammy Abraham of Chelsea battles for possession with Joel Matip of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC at Stamford Bridge on September 22, 2019 in...

Today, Abraham and Chelsea take on Newcastle United, meaning the striker faces his former Villa boss Bruce, who snapped him up just over a year ago.

Bruce has now offered his view, suggesting that he always questioned whether the striker would actually get a chance with the Blues, but feels it's 'good for everybody' that a young English player is starring ater playing in the second tier last season.

“I had Tammy and the big thing with Tammy was, ‘would he ever get the chance?’ He’s got the chance now and within eight weeks, he’s got into the England squad after playing in the Championship last year,” said Bruce. “It’s good for everybody.”

Tammy Abraham of Chelsea FC during the UEFA Champions League  match between Chelsea v Valencia at the Stamford Bridge on September 17, 2019 in London United Kingdom

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