Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham has revealed that messages from John Terry have been giving him a confidence boost.

According to ​SkySports, the Chelsea captain is the reason behind Abraham’s great run of form.

Terry, 35, seems to be taking up more duties as his time on the pitch has been affected, most recently with an ankle injury.

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Chelsea, who are notorious for sending vast numbers of youngsters out on loan, will be delighted with the goal-scoring exploits of Abraham this season which has got him to 2nd in the Championship goal charts.

The 19-year-old, on loan at Bristol City, has bagged 11 goals in just 16 appearances so far.

The striker only made his Chelsea debut late last season, but the youngster has spoke glowingly on what it's like having one of Chelsea’s greatest ever players keeping tabs on him:

“Yeah [Terry] still gets in touch,” Abraham said.

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“I think he keeps up with the games and how well I’m doing then he gets back to me to say congratulations, just little things like that which obviously is a good thing for me and it gives me confidence knowing people [at Chelsea] are aware of me.”

The Chelsea captain isn’t the only one guiding Abraham, as the player revealed ex-loanee Nathaniel Chalobah and club coaches also keep in contact.

“Obviously we get back to each other and say congrats to each other,” he said.

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“[Chalobah] is doing well for himself and is a good example for the Chelsea youngsters.

“We always chat to each other after matches and find out how we’re doing. We keep in contact and the [Chelsea] coaches get back to us and inform us of little things. They make you feel involved even though you’re away.”

Abraham won the PFA Fans' Player of the Month award for August and September.