Chelsea summer signings still need time, Tammy Abraham insists

Chelsea spent heavily in the close season

Shrivathsa Sridhar
Thursday 07 January 2021 09:21 GMT
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Chelsea striker Timo Werner
Chelsea striker Timo Werner (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea's new recruits need time to develop an understanding with the rest of their teammates and a congested fixture list amid the Covid-19 pandemic has not helped the process, striker Tammy Abraham said.

Chelsea spent heavily in the close season to bring in the likes of midfielder Kai Havertz, forward Timo Werner, defender Ben Chilwell and winger Hakim Ziyech but the London club sit ninth in the Premier League with 26 points from their 17 games.

Germany international Werner is among those who have come in for sharp criticism due to a dip in form after failing to score in his last 12 games in all competitions, but Abraham said all of Chelsea's new signings need time to settle.

"We have hardly had any time to train together and to work out how each other play so we're just taking every day as it comes at the moment," Abraham said.

"Every game we play, we're learning new things about each other. I'm starting to understand them more and they're starting to understand me more so hopefully we drive each other and be the best we can be."

Chelsea, who have lost four of their last six league games, take on Morecambe in the FA Cup third round on Sunday before a league trip to Fulham on 15 January.

Reuters

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