Tammy Abraham has been the standout star of Chelsea's 38-man Loan Army, leading the English second division in scoring, getting a call-up to the U21 national team while still a teenager, and just generally being awesome. He's spearheading Bristol City's charge up the Championship table, in just their second season since winning the third division.
One person who isn't getting carried away by all this of course is Chelsea loan player liaison Eddie Newton. The former player, coach, and assistant (he was Di Matteo's right-hand man during those magical few months in 2012), Newton's tasked with following and advising on the development of Chelsea's loanees. Newton's seen it all and is thus keeping expectations on a more realistic level.
"We are keeping a close eye on him but the thing I like about Tammy is that he takes on board good advice, works and puts it into action as well. I see a bright future for the young man, I really do."
"Tammy is a very driven young man. The way he articulates himself, you can tell that this boy knows what he wants and where he wants to go to. He knows he has to be patient, but he is not patient at the same time."
"You're always confident with certain players because of the way they mentally apply themselves toward training and to games, he just wants to score goals and to win. He's a winner."
"Our job is to guide him because he will have dips. He's a young player and will have a dip during the season. He has started on fire [at Bristol City] and we are very pleased. We are also very aware that it is not going to be plain sailing all the way through the season."
-Eddie Newton; source: Evening Standard
A strong, positive, yet level-headed assessment of the teenager who recently celebrated his 19th birthday. His future certainly looks tremendous at the moment, but nothing's guaranteed in football. Hard work, dedication, and probably a bit of luck will all be needed if he is to break through at Chelsea eventually.