A few days ago, Tomori signed a new contract that would extend his stay at the Bridge for another five years. Tomori becomes the latest first-team academy graduate to negotiate a new deal. It also means that now only Tammy Abraham and Reece James have not signed new contracts that would see them extend their time at Chelsea. According to the Telegraph, surprisingly, the two are no closer to signing new contracts. So will they?
For Tammy Abraham there almost no doubt that he will. The young England international has hit the ground running scoring goals. More importantly, he has broken the number 9 curse. In the last few years, wearers of this number have failed to score and go on to flop, Abraham has defied this odd. His coach, Frank Lampard has also shown he is backing the young striker as he gets picked over Batshuayin and Giroud. His is just a matter of agreement and details on the contract and he will in it.
Reece James Needs More Game Time
Reece James, on the other hand, is a bit complicated, although the young right-back as shown to offer better play going forward than Azpicuelta, his defensive work is not as impressive. This means that he is quite not ready to play in every game as has been the case thus far. With little game time and great skills, James might need assurance of more games before inking a new contract. If Lampard is unable to assure this, James could decide to walk and play for a team that gives him more minutes. Fortunately, Azpicuelta is getting old and will soon leave the team which could open up this position for good if James can master his defensive duty.
These two players hold great promise and Chelsea and Lampard must do everything to keep them in the team.