CHELSEA striker Tammy Abraham has insisted he is ready to challenge Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata for a spot in the Blues line-up next season.
Abraham is currently spending the campaign on loan at Swansea from Chelsea, where he has scored seven goals across all competitions.
The England international faces a fight to make the cut at Stamford Bridge after the Blues landed Olivier Giroud from Arsenal last month.
With Alvaro Morata also ahead of him in the pecking order, some feel Abraham may struggle to forge a career for himself at Chelsea.
But, speaking exclusively to Express Sport, Abraham insisted he was confident of battling his way into the Blues’ long-term plans.
“Well, for me, I’m always a confident person,” he said when asked what Giroud’s arrival meant for him.
“No matter what is in front of me.
“I’m here at Swansea to play games and do my best.
“Hopefully by playing here and doing well it opens the door to Chelsea.”
Abraham also reaffirmed his desire to follow in the footsteps of Harry Kane.
Kane spent time away from Tottenham on loan at Leicester, Norwich, Millwall and Leyton Orient.
In the years since, however, he has established himself as one of the best strikers in world football.
And Abraham wants to do the same.
“I really hope so,” he added.
“That’s the aim for me, my main goal.
“So he’s an inspiration for me so to be anything like Kane would be fantastic for me.”