“I come from a goalscoring family and I feel I can bring loads of goals to be able to help the team.”
26-year-old Assombalonga joins the Clarets having featured for Billericay Town last season. The former Dagenham & Redbridge front-man appeared seventeen times for the Blues after signing under Glenn Tamplin, finding the net four times during his spell at the AGP Arena before being released in April 2017.
Assombalonga signed for Dagenham & Redbridge in June 2016 after impressing for Waltham Abbey where he netted 31 goals in 34 appearances during the 2015-16 season.
Meanwhile, former Bournemouth right winger Bassele also joins the Clarets. The tricky winger made 26 appearances over three loan spells for Welling United, netting twice and grabbing two assists for the Wings.
Speaking after signing for the Clarets, Assombalonga spoke of how the Club was sold to him after an extensive conversation with City boss Rod Stringer.
“To be fair Rod was a big factor in my move to Chelmsford,” he said. “I spoke to him on the phone for over an hour and he was basically telling me what he sees in me, how much he believes in me and how much of a big factor throughout the whole season with Chelmsford I could be.
“He basically just game me the direction of where he wants to take Chelmsford and I was totally sold, I wanted to be a part of that.”
Assombalonga’s brother, Britt, is currently plying his trade in the Sky Bet Championship with Middlesbrough, however Chris is hopeful that his goalscoring antics for Waltham Abbey will be reproduced at the Melbourne Community Stadium.
“I come from a goalscoring family and I feel I can bring loads of goals to be able to help the team. I feel if I do get the chance, I’ll take it with both hands and do what I need to do, do what I do best, and keep scoring.”