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Tammy Abraham: An honour to be Chelsea No9

Tammy Abraham says he's "honoured" to be Chelsea's No9.

The striker struck in victory at Newcastle United on Saturday.

"We didn't let the international break distract us, we had to come out with all guns blazing which is what we did and it is a massive three points," Abraham said, before turning to his own form.

"For me, to be back in the team is an honour. I have played for this club since the age of seven and I have always been a no.9 up front and I have been given my chance, and hopefully I keep scoring."

On his second-half goal, Abraham added: "We knew we are quick on the counter-attack so I had to get myself forward. I was tired but I had to stay in control and pass it through the keeper and that is what I did and killed the game off, thankfully.

"It was 1-0 for a long time and those games are always tricky when you are 1-0 up and you can't get the second goal. It is very easy to drop your heads and lose confidence but we didn't do that, we kept confidence and kept going."

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