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Former England defender Joleon Lescott expects Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham to leave Chelsea after being sidelined by new manager Thomas Tuchel.
The 23 year old striker was left out of the squad for the goalless draw against Manchester United and the 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
Lescott told Premier League productions: “I think he [Abraham] has made it known that he’s not convinced about signing a new contract. Obviously, players want to play.
“He’s had an experience of playing, he’s been on loan and done the hard yards in the lower leagues and come back to Chelsea and performed.
“He’s not necessarily played badly but for whatever reason he hasn’t been given opportunities by Tuchel.
“Do I see him being there long-term? I don’t, to be honest. I see him having to go away. We’ve seen that in the past with Chelsea.
“I’m sure Chelsea would love to have Romelu Lukaku right now but he had to go elsewhere.
“It would be slightly naive of Chelsea to think they don’t need a Tammy Abraham because he’s proven he can score goals.
“I’d like to see him stick around but I don’t see it happening.”