Abraham gives a ‘Hazard’ warning

By Graham Hill

TAMMY Abraham has given an early indication that he will be fit to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The Villa striker handed boss Dean Smith an injury headache when he missed the England Under-21 matches during the international break.

Abraham – who has netted 21 times for Villa this season – sat out the matches due to a calf injury.

But the on-loan Chelsea striker was pictured back in training with Villa on Wednesday and that could be big news for fans hoping to see a fifth successive victory which would maintain the club’s play-off push.

And Jack Grealish could be especially pleased to see Abraham back with Villa after he was compared to Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard.

Grealish has been influential in Villa’s renewed top six bid while Abraham has suffered a lean spell of three games without a goal.

Abraham told the club’s official website: “Jack’s an unbelievable player.

“The things he has, things he can do with the ball – you can’t teach it. He’s born with it.

“He reminds me of Eden Hazard. Once Jack adds a few more goals and assists, he’ll be on that level.

“He has the same attributes – the way he dribbles, protects the ball, sees a pass, plays one-twos. He’s very intelligent.”

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