Paul Clement confirmed that Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham, on loan at Swansea City for the season, is a doubt for their game against Bournemouth on Saturday (25 November) due to a back injury.

The 20-year-old striker has been one of the few positives in what has been a difficult start to the season for the south Wales club. They are currently one place off the bottom of the Premier League table and the manager is aware that Abraham remains a key player in their battle to avoid relegation.

The Blues forward joined Swansea on a season-long loan and has impressed from the off despite this being his debut campaign in the English top-flight. He has scored five goals in 15 appearances across all competitions and his performances have attracted the attention of England manager Gareth Southgate.

Abraham was handed his first England cap during the recent international break when the Three Lions took on Germany, and earned his second a few days later when he came on as a substitute against Brazil. It is no wonder that the Swansea boss is hoping that he responds well to treatment and returns to training ahead of the game.

"We will have to see how he responds to the treatment he's had today and whether he comes out and trains tomorrow ... but he's a doubt," Clement said during his pre-match press conference, as quoted by Spanish publication Marca.

"It's fifty-fifty, I would say at this point. There's only one training session before the game. I would prefer to have him available because he's showed with us that he can score goals," he explained.

Tammy Abraham
Tammy Abraham is a doubt for Swansea's game against Bournemouth due to a back injury Getty

Meanwhile, Clement does have a readymade replacement after the manager confirmed the availability of Wilfried Bony, who has recovered completely from the thigh injury that plagued him since the start of October. He played 45 minutes against Burnley last weekend and could start if the Chelsea forward is unavailable.

"Bony is fit. He's ready to start the game. He's motivated, he's hungry to play and perform," the Swansea boss added.