Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to combat for place in squad

Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to combat for place in squad

Abraham, who has scored 12 objectives in 30 appearances for Chelsea this season, was additionally substituted at half-time towards Southampton the earlier week.

Premier League: Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel urges Tammy Abraham to fight for place in squad

File picture of Tammy Abraham. AFP

London: Thomas Tuchel has urged Tammy Abraham to combat for his Chelsea place after leaving the England striker out of Sunday’s squad to face Manchester United.

New boss Tuchel revealed Abraham, 23, was omitted solely on choice grounds, with the Blues grinding out a goalless draw towards the Crimson Devils at Stamford Bridge.

The end result left Chelsea fifth within the Premier League desk, a degree behind West Ham and 6 adrift of second-placed United.

Veteran striker Olivier Giroud was trusted to steer the road towards United, with Tuchel calling on Abraham to simply accept there may be fierce competitors for locations and work to drive his approach again into competition.

“There isn’t a different reply to it aside from to simply accept it and be there on Monday to combat in your place within the squad,” he stated. “I’m certain he’ll do it.”

“This example is completely pure,” added Tuchel. “He has to do precisely what he does – practice effectively, be in a very good temper.”

Abraham, who has scored 12 objectives in 30 appearances for Chelsea this season, was additionally substituted at half-time towards Southampton the earlier week.

Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Tuchel has made no secret of any of his robust choice choices in his brief Chelsea tenure.

“We have now solely Thiago Silva injured so which means we’ve to take laborious choices,” he stated. “We are able to nominate 18 gamers, plus goalkeepers so it’s clear. It was a tough determination.

“It was about judging the alternate options that we’ve and we opted for Olivier Giroud to start and Timo Werner on the bench.”

Chelsea have been closely linked with a transfer for Dortmund’s prolific ahead Erling Haaland – a signing that will imply even fiercer competitors for locations.

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