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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has tried to give everyone a chance to impress since he was appointed as Frank Lampard’s successor in January.
Tuchel’s appointment have benefitted some players, and some players have lost their place since he came on board, and one of such players is Tammy Abraham.
The 23-year-old academy product was a key player under Lampard, and even got his way into the England national team. However, he hasn’t featured in the last two months for Chelsea, and and he barely even makes the match day squad anymore.
Speaking ahead of the Premier League game against Brighton, Tuchel admitted that Tammy Abraham may be angry with him, but he also denied having any personal agenda against the academy product, as he admitted that he always try to pick teams he believes is best for each game.
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.
“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 [for tomorrow] are not made yet.”