Tammy Abraham is determined to fight for his place in the Chelsea attacking line next season following the arrival of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner.
The Blues boss Frank Lampard is keen to strengthen his squad and he already brought Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to Stamford Bridge while Kai Havertz propose switch to Premier League giants edges closer to completed.
Striker Timo Werner, who scored 34 goals and contributed 13 assists in all competitions for RB Leipzig last season, will directly challenge Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud for the centre-forward position.
Frank Lampard, meanwhile, may be temped to play Abraham out wide next season because of the talent at his disposal.
However, versatile midfielder Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz can also be utilised on the wing so Abraham will in for a difficult battle. But the England international is prepared to roll up his sleeves and use the extra competition as motivation.
‘This is Chelsea Football Club, there’s always going to be high standards and high competition and this is something I’ve been dreaming of since I was a kid,’ he said.
‘I’ve always been fighting for it, it’s never comeeasy, it wasn’t easy at the start of the season but I worked my way into the team and that’s what I’ve got to keep doing.’
The Premier League giants were knocked out of the Champions League on Saturday with a heavy defeat to Germans champions Bayern Munich.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have already qualified for next season’s Champions League, Abraham feels the Blues need to take inspiration from how Bayern Munich played, particularly striker Robert Lewandowski.
‘We’re a new young side, with a new manager and so we have to be pleased with ourselves,” he said.
‘But this is the level, it’s where we have to get to and better.
‘For me, Robert Lewandowski is the best striker and that’s the level I’ve got to get to and better and that’s what I am inspired to be.
The 22-year-old striker, who scored 18 goals across all competitions this campaign, plans to kick on to produce even better numbers next season.
‘It’s been a great learning curve, great experience for me and upwards going into next season. I’ve got to build myself up to those high levels.
‘It’s been a phenomenal season for myself and for the lads,’ he said.
‘I couldn’t ask for a better season.
‘I’ve had a few niggles here and there but I’ve come off stronger and build myself for next season. Start well and end well.
‘That’s my aim and as I said, that’s the level I want to get to so I have to raise my bar and go again.’