Tammy Abraham is ‘worried, sad and angry’ over his continued Chelsea omission, admits Thomas Tuchel… with striker having failed to play a single minute in the last two months
- Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham is feeling ‘worried’
- The England international has not featured for the Blues since February 20
- Tuchel admits the decision to leave Abraham out has never been ‘personal’
- The German boss hopes the 23-year-old will remain ‘focused’ and confident
Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham is feeling ‘worried’ and ‘angry’ about his situation at Chelsea.
The England international has not featured for the Blues since their 1-1 Premier League draw at Southampton on February 20.
Tuchel admits the decision to leave Abraham out for the likes of Chelsea’s squad for Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City is never ‘personal’ and that he hopes the 23-year-old will stay ‘focused’.
Thomas Tuchel says he understands why Tammy Abraham is feeling ‘worried’ and ‘angry’
Speaking of Abraham’s situation, Tuchel said: ‘Everybody is concerned when they’re not in the squad but it’s never an easy decision for me to take.
‘I have a lot of sympathy for him and I can understand that he is worried and sad and maybe angry with me when I make these decisions.
‘Sometimes we spend almost an hour talking after the last training which decisions to take and which players we have to leave at home because it’s thin margins which decide.
The striker has not featured for Chelsea since their 1-1 draw at Southampton on February 20
Tuchel admits the decision to leave Abraham out has never been ‘personal’ and that he stay’s at the training ground for over an hour to make the decision about his squad
‘Tammy has had this decision now a few times against him which is never personal but this is life at Chelsea sometimes as a player.
‘I hope that he does not get lost in too many thoughts because he knows not to be too concerned about his situation.
‘Everything he can do is stay focused and stay with belief because the situation for a striker can change in minutes.
‘We have an important training coming up and my decisions are not made yet.’
Abraham excelled during Frank Lampard’s maiden campaign as Chelsea manager – scoring 18 goals across all competitions as Chelsea finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the FA Cup final.
Abraham excelled during Lampard’s maiden campaign- scoring 18 goals in all competitions
However, since Tuchel’s arrival, he has completed just 123 minutes of Premier League action
Despite his limited pitch time, Abraham remains the club’s highest scorer this season
However, since Tuchel’s arrival, Abraham has completed just 123 minutes of Premier League action – playing in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Burnley and their 1-1 draw with Southampton.
Despite being left out of the current Chelsea squad, Abraham remains the club’s highest scorer this season.
He scored a total of 12 goals under Lampard – with three of them coming in his final game against Luton.
As a result, West Ham are said to be one of the clubs interested in Abraham’s signature, should he decided to leave Chelsea in the summer.
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