Swans expect Tammy Abraham stay


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Swansea boss Paul Clement doesn’t think Chelsea will recall Tammy Abraham from his loan deal in the January transfer window.

Abraham has five goals to his name this season, four of which have come in the Premier League, and there has been talk Chelsea could opt to recall the 20-year-old for the second half of the season.

However, Clement believes Chelsea will allow the England Under-21 international to stay with the Liberty Stadium outfit for the rest of the campaign.

“There is a stipulation in place that if he does not meet a certain amount of games, a proportion of games by the halfway stage, he can be recalled,” Clement said ahead of the Premier League home game against Leicester on Saturday.

“That is a normal thing to have on a season-long loan in place to protect the player, to make sure he’s getting the right amount of game time.

But if we were bringing in a player of his ability then I felt he was coming here to play.

“As we stand there is no reason to think he would not meet that criteria. He’s well on course for that and he’ll be here for the year.

The only way they can recall him is if he is sat on the bench for the remaining games. But the way he’s playing I can’t see that happening.”

Swansea are 2.88 to beat Leicester on Saturday, the Foxes can be backed at 2.60 and a draw is priced at 3.25.

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