Thomas Tuchel reveals Chelsea star Tammy Abraham is 'struggling with my decisions' after axe from squad against Man Utd

TAMMY ABRAHAM has become the latest victim of Thomas Tuchel’s brutal diplomacy at Chelsea.

The striker was not even in the  squad against Manchester United yesterday — but was told to turn up for training today with a smile on his face.

England star Abraham was also subbed in the last two Premier League matches, prompting fears he is battling injury.

But boss Tuchel said: "At the moment he is only struggling with my decision, because we have a strong squad. It’s the way it is.

"We have only Thiago Silva injured so we have to make hard decisions.

"Tammy has to do exactly what he does, train well, be in a good mood and accept he is a striker for Chelsea so the competition is at the highest level in Europe.

"When you are a player for Chelsea there are hard decisions.

"I am happy to take them because it means everybody is on board and this is what you sign up for.

"These moments arrive and there is no answer other than to accept it and be there from tomorrow to fight for a place."


Tuchel admits the draw with Manchester United means his team lost ground in the fight for a top-four place.

He said: "It would have been a big step to win but we tried everything."

The result saw the Blues stay fifth, six points behind the Red Devils but just one behind fourth placed West Ham.

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