Tammy Abraham admits disappointment about the failure chased by Edinson Cavani’s Chelsea transfer

Tammy Abraham is disappointed by Chelsea who didn’t buy Edinson Cavani because he wanted to “steal his ideas”.

But the Chelsea and England striker is thrilled to have a week of rest needed to rest during the winter break.

And he insists that both the club and the country will benefit as he plans to return “all firearms” from a break in the sun in Dubai.

Chelsea’s inability to bring a new frontman means that Abraham with 15 goals is ready to bear the Blues’ burden for the rest of the campaign.

He faced the pain of an ankle injury in Leicester, where visitors had to thank Antonio Rudiger’s tutor for a point.

Abraham would have appreciated the opportunity to learn from Cavani

Striker fellow Olivier Giroud wasn’t even on the team after failing to move and Ross Barkley replaced Abraham late with Michy Batshuayi left on the bench.

He left Abraham as Frank Lampard’s clear first choice ahead after the club failed to land the Uruguay striker Cavani when Paris Saint-Germain refused to take his record.

“The players we were talking about like Cavani and other high-level attackers have been around for many years,” said Abraham.

“It would have been nice if he had come. He would have been someone to learn and steal his ideas to add to mine.

“It didn’t happen, but it gives me that extra boost and the desire to claim my position and be the best I can.

Rudiger’s pair earned a point for Chelsea in Leicester

“Playing for a club like Chelsea will always be pressure. But I like pressure and sound under pressure. For me it is a matter of believing in myself and in my abilities. “

Abraham thinks that a break in the sun can recharge the batteries and help shake off the annoying ankle problem.

He also plans to reflect on his promising first half of the season in which he has scored 16 goals per club and nation.

“I’m definitely in favor,” he said. “I can’t wait. It is really necessary after a long hard first month of the season.

“It is time to recover and restore our bodies to normal – England can also help. It is our first time ever to try it and we are buzzing.

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“I need some sun and I plan to get up and relax in Dubai. We have time to reflect on football for a week and return to firearms. Mentally and physically we all need this.

“It was getting to that point of the season when people start to get dazed and some injuries come. My ankle is still painful but sometimes as players you have to deal with the pain.

“Medicine started to fade away in the second half and I will take this break to recover.”

Abraham had some goal points in the first half before the game exploded in life immediately after the stoppage when Rudiger nodded in the corner of Mason Mount for his first goal since 2018.

Leicester counterattacked to take the lead with goals from Harvey Barnes and Ben Chilwell.

But Chelsea got a deserved point when Rudiger buried a superb header from another Mount set.


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