Chelsea star Tammy Abraham has been a revelation at Stamford Bridge this season scoring 13 goals and assisting four scores in 25 Premier League matches. Abraham has accounted for 33% of Chelsea’s league goals and without his excellent play in the final third, it is arguable whether the Blues would currently occupy a top-four place after 29 league fixtures.
The striker has emerged as a top player at Stamford Bridge having previously been on loan at Aston Villa last season in the EFL Championship. Had the Blues not been under a transfer ban last summer, it is possible Abraham would have been sold. However, manager Frank Lampard put his trust in Abraham after seeing him first hand in the second division last term.
Abraham demands £180,000-per-week
Despite the Chelsea star bagging a team-leading 13 Premier League goals, along with two in the Champions League, he is the club’s 17th highest-paid player, according to Spotrac. Abraham earns £50,000-per-week at Chelsea which is £100,000-a-week less than the club’s top-paid players Kepa Arrizabalaga and N’Golo Kante.
Abraham’s contract at Stamford Bridge is set to expire in the summer of 2022 but the club are already seeking to sign him to a new long-term deal. However, if Chelsea want to keep Abraham at the club, they will need to pay him more per week than any other player at the club.
According to reports, the Chelsea star wants a deal that would put him in line with Calum Hudson-Odoi. The Chelsea winger signed a contract last September landing him £120,000-per-week. Hudson-Odoi has failed to carry on from his excellent form the previous campaign, although much of that has to do with returning from an Achilles injury this season. Hudson-Odoi’s current deal could rise to £180,000-a-week with incentives and Abraham wants the same kind of contract if he is to stay at the club.
Wasn’t David Luiz sold for doing pretty much the same thing tammy Abraham is doing now? Causing a fuss for not being assured a starting spot?
— Sana (@Arrizabaelaga) March 16, 2020
It isn’t just financial issues that have Abraham dragging his feet at Stamford Bridge. The striker is concerned over Chelsea’s plans to recruit another striker to replace Michy Batshuayi and/or Olivier Giroud. Lampard has long sought another striker to provide competition for Abraham, something the Chelsea No. 9 has not had.