Tammy Abraham: Aston Villa sign Chelsea forward on loan

Tammy Abraham playing for Chelsea against Lyon
Tammy Abraham is yet to start a senior game for Chelsea

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has joined Championship side Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old scored five times in 31 Premier League games for Swansea City last season, with his impressive early form earning him two England caps.

He spent the 2016-17 campaign on loan in the Championship with Bristol City, scoring 26 goals in his debut season.

"Villa are a big club that belongs in the Premier League and I'm here to help them achieve that," said Abraham.

"At this stage of my career, I need games and this is a great place for me to come and showcase my talent. I can't wait to get started."

Abraham, who appeared as a substitute in Chelsea's Community Shield defeat by Manchester City earlier this month, could make his Villa debut in Saturday's Championship game at Sheffield United.

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