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EXCLUSIVE: £20m Chelsea striker Abraham is Bristol City’s ‘trump card’ again

Tammy Abraham's loan spell with Bristol City just continues to get better.

The 18-year-old striker, who is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, scored a late winner at Fulham as the Robins progressed to the fourth round (final 16) of the EFL (League) Cup for the first time in 28 seasons.

After fellow Chelsea loanee Lucas Piazon had put the Cottagers in front with a diving header in the 14th minute, Aaron Wilbraham deftly chipped home an equaliser ion the stroke of half-time for the visitors.

A penalty save by City debutant Ivan Lucic from Cauley Woodrow kept Lee Johnson's side in the contest before Abraham came off the bench top slide home Callum O'Dowda's cross in the 90th minute.

The goal was Abraham's ninth in 11 outings for City and his third at the 90-minute mark or later highlighting his importance to Johnson's side.

“In the second half we were outstanding," the City boss told Bristol City Player HD of his £20m striker.

“We moved the ball excellently and we had our trump card to bring on in Tammy Abraham, and he's provided the winner again."

Johnson previously spoke glowingly of Abraham recently, suggesting the talented teenager had a great deal of interest in him before making the move to Ashton Gate.

"We've got ourselves a young striker whose value on the open market would be somewhere north of £20million," he told tribalfootball.com.

"There were a lot of other clubs in for him, including foreign ones and others in the Premier League and Championship."

Check out the highlights of the third-round EFL Cup clash courtesy of Bristol City's official YouTube channel:

Bristol City will next meet Hull City in the fourth round of the EFL Cup at home on the week commencing October 24.

Andrew Slevison
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