Chelsea already have Tammy Abraham’s heir within their academy ranks after January fail

Frank Lampard was keen to bring in another striker in January to add to his goalscoring ranks, but the Blues failed to deliver.

The rest of the season will be on how Tammy Abraham can carry the rest of the season, with Michy Batshuayi and Olivier Giroud chipping in.

Having scored 13 Premier League goals already this season, Abraham is a clear indication of the academy at work, and they could have another one in their ranks through Armando Broja.

The 18-year-old is having a superb season with the youth team, having netted 15 for the U18s already during the campaign.

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And in the 7-0 FA Youth Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday night, he showed some key signs of the player he can become in the future.

He lost the ball on a couple of occasions, but looking to be positive. At one point in the sixth minute, he turned his man and raced towards the byline. However, the defender recovered and he ended up fouling the opponent.

He showed good strength once again to gather a ball played up to him. However, again in an attempt to be positive he ran out of room and was tackled easily.

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In the early stages, Broja was isolated up top and had little in the way of support. He was willing to run into the channels to give the Blues an out ball and try to spread the Wolves defence.

With the ball at his feet in the 15th minute, he held it up well. But was guilty of just holding on too long and not laying it off to a team-mate.

After Chelsea took the lead through Ian Maatsen, Broja showed great forward play when he rolled his man in the 31st minute. He then weighted a perfect pass to Tino Livramento, whose cross just evaded everyone.

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A couple of minutes later, the striker did well to beat his man once again and raced towards goal. But he didn’t…


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