Tammy Abraham admits he is still in shock at being given chance to lead line for Chelsea


TAMMY ABRAHAM is still dealing with the shock of finally being given his chance by Chelsea.

Boss Frank Lampard has offered home-grown stars an opportunity due to the club’s two-window Fifa ban on signing players.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham looks set to be a key player under Frank Lampard – and promised to keep his ‘head up’ after penalty disappointment

But Abraham, 21, fluffed his lines against Liverpool in the Uefa Super Cup on Wednesday, as his shootout spot-kick was saved by Adrian in Istanbul.

Yet he is still likely to be involved in what will be Lampard’s emotional homecoming at Stamford Bridge on Sunday against Leicester.

Abraham joined Chelsea Under-8s — but has had loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea and Aston Villa.

He said: “It still hasn’t really kicked in yet.

“When you’re given a chance like this, you have to give your all. I can’t ask for a better bunch of lads.

“I just have to push on this season — hopefully we can be up there to fight for the title.

“I’m always someone who believes in myself with penalties.

“It’s about how I react — and I will just get my head up now.”

Chelsea have slammed “abhorrent” racist posts on social media following Abraham’s penalty agony.

A club statement said: “It has no place at this club and where there is clear evidence of Chelsea season ticket holders or members involved in such behaviour, we will take the strongest possible action against them.”



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