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Graham Potter told two key areas which are vital to Chelsea succeeding

Robert Calcutt

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Graham Potter told two key areas which are vital to Chelsea succeeding

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Former Chelsea man Tammy Abraham has revealed the Blues’ two key areas amid Graham Potter’s arrival as their new head coach.

Abraham left the west London side last summer to join Roma in the Serie A on a permanent deal.

He played two full seasons in the senior side at Chelsea, winning the Champions League in his second campaign and the Super Cup just before his move to Italy.

The striker played under two different managers, with Frank Lampard promoting him to the first team in the 2019/20 campaign.

He was soon managed by Thomas Tuchel, although did not have as many opportunities in the team as he did with Lampard.

The Blues announced last week that they had parted company with Tuchel, with former Brighton and Hove Albion boss Potter coming in to replace him.

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Abraham has now shared his thoughts on the two key areas within the Chelsea side, as Potter prepares for his next game in charge of the west London outfit.

When speaking to the Daily Mail, he said: “I remember Lukaku saying at Inter Milan he is facing the goal more compared to Chelsea, when it is more back to the goal and linking up. 

“It made me think back and compare it to my style of play now. 

“The midfield and defenders are so vital for Chelsea, it is a lonely job up front and can be difficult.

“But I don't think it's true to say there is a curse of No9s, there will be different reasons for each striker, and it's an honour to play for that club.”

The England international has impressed during his time at Roma so far, with the 24-year-old winning the Conference League with them last season.

Tammy Abraham for Roma. (Alamy)
Tammy Abraham for Roma. (Alamy)

It was a big move for the forward, having never played in the Serie A before then.

“I spoke to Chris Smalling before I signed and he told me good weather, good people, good food, good league,” said Abraham.

“He's not been wrong. Rome is beautiful. I have been around and admired the history. Places like the Colosseum built so long ago.

“The fans are so passionate, everywhere you go it's either Roma or Lazio — the rivalry is crazy.

“You can stop at a petrol station and get mobbed, it's different to London where you can lose yourself a bit more. It took a while to get used to but the people are lovely when you see them.

“You just tend to spend a little bit more time at home! I took Italian lessons, I wanted to learn. I recently did an interview which got a good reaction even though it was only a few words. Funnily enough, Chris understands Italian but doesn't speak it.”

Topics: Tammy Abraham, Chelsea

Robert Calcutt
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