Former Premier League striker Dean Ashton has urged Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to join former Chelsea legend Frank Lampard at Derby County next season.

Abraham joined Swansea City last season after impressing during his time at Bristol City the previous campaign, where netted 23 times for the Robins.

However, the 20 year old struggled to carry on his good form in the Premier League, as he only managed 8 goals and was part of a Swans side that suffered relegation.

A loan move back down to the Championship could allow Abraham to rediscover his form and help rebuild his confidence that was clearly lacking at the Liberty Stadium.

Frank Lampard was appointed new Derby manager this summer after former Rams boss Gary Rowett departed the club for recently relegated Stoke City.

Lampard will still have connections at the London club, and a move for Abraham good be beneficial to both parties.

Speaking to The Sun, Ashton said: “One of Lamps’ priorities must be to inject some fresh, young faces into the group.

“They ran out of steam towards the end of last season, stumbling into the play-offs and paid a hefty price.

“They lacked spark, energy, that extra five per cent which could have made all the difference as they lost in their play-off clash with Fulham.”

Ashton has identified Abraham as someone that can help Derby gain promotion to the Premier League.

“How about Tammy Abraham? Yes, he has admirers in the Premier League after spending last season on loan at Swansea from Chelsea, but he could be tempted to work under Lampard.

“And he’d be back in a league where he bagged 23 goals in 41 appearances for Bristol City a couple of years ago.”

It is highly unlikely that he will be in Chelsea’s first team plans next season, so a move to Pride Park could be the best move for the 20 year old this summer.


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