Cape Town - In-form striker Tammy Abraham is
relishing the opportunity to play alongside Callum Hudson-Odoi in the
Chelsea starting XI this season.
Abraham has made an electric start to the Premier League season,
grasping his opportunity with both hands after developing his game down
in the Championship for the past few campaigns.
Hudson-Odoi broke into the team at the back end of last season before an Achilles injury cut short his campaign.
Now back to full fitness, and after signing a new deal at Stamford
Bridge following a summer of interest from Bundesliga champions Bayern
Munich, Hudson-Odoi is expected to be pushing for regular starts in the
weeks to come.
Abraham, who has also been linked with putting pen to paper on a new
contract at the Bridge, says he loves playing with Hudson-Odoi after
they came up through the ranks at the club together.
"When I play with Callum, I just enjoy watching him," Abraham told reporters. "I
just stand still sometimes. It's nice to have him back. He's still
getting that match fitness back and he's looking sharp. Give him a
couple of games to settle in and he'll be flying again.
"I don't think it has hit us all really. It's dream for us. We have
all dreamed as kids about playing for the Chelsea first team, and we are
making it happen. Not only that, we are also getting results. It is a
bit like playing with your mates."
Chelsea fans will be hoping to see the pair in action on Wednesday night when the Blues host Ajax in the Champions League.
The west London outfit are in third place in Group H, with three
points from their first two games. A home defeat to Valencia was
followed by a strong win on the road against Lille.
Ajax are currently sitting pretty at the top of the group after two wins from two before their trip to London.
Kick-off is at 18:55.
- TeamTalk Media