Thomas Tuchel has stated that he thinks Tammy Abraham will reclaim his place in Chelsea’s starting lineup.
For Sunday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United, the striker was left out of Tuchel’s matchday squad.
As a result, there has been much debate about Abraham’s future at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel, when asked if he believes Abraham will reclaim his spot at a press conference on Friday, said, “Yes.” It’s my responsibility to drive him to his limits. We will continue to do so and help him.
“It was a difficult decision to make. These are the choices we must make. This is a part of my work that I dislike, but I enjoy because it means we have everyone available and then we have to make these decisions.
“We need to reduce the number of players on the field to 18,” says the coach. As a result, being left out isn’t always a warning or a punishment for a player.
“It wasn’t a signal or a penalty in this case; it was simply a choice between two options for who starts and who can come off the bench.”
In 2021, Abraham, 23, has yet to score a league goal.
Since the turn of the year, he has scored four goals in cup competitions.
“He lacks a little bit of luck, Tammy – not just in games, but also in training,” Tuchel said.
“Once he has his last touch back – and he’s fighting hard for it – he’ll be a player we’ll keep pushing forward.”