Tuchel finally reveals he hasn’t been impressed by Tammy Abraham

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Tammy Abraham was the main striker for Frank Lampard last season, and even this season, he was a key player under the former Blues boss before his sacking.

Tammy Abraham scored 18 goals last season, the highest of any Chelsea player last term, and even this season, he has scored the most.

The 23-year-old has 18 goal contributions this season for the Blues, 12 goals and 6 assists, in 30 appearances in all competitions, but his future at the club is in doubt.

Tammy Abraham will be hoping for some minutes so that he can make the England squad for the Euros tournament this summer, but Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he isn’t moved by such demands.

Tuchel said: “Kepa also has goals to play for Spain. This is good they have these goals but this can never influence my decisions.

“I’m the coach for Chelsea, I have to do what’s good for us and what I believe is best for us. ‘Tammy had a bit of a rough time because he started twice or three times and was twice substituted for tactical reasons at half-time.

“He could not have the impact he demands from him and that we wish from him that he can clearly give from him.”

Tuchel then urged Tammy Abraham to try and improve himself.

He added: “So circumstances are not easy but like I always say, it’s on Tammy to do everything that is not possible to let him out.

“We have a full squad now, we have 22 players on the training pitch. It’s very, very hard to select 18 players for Premier League matches.

“But in the offensive position, it’s always possible to have a huge impact in only some minutes. This is very different for example to the situation of Kepa.

“And nothing has changed. We demand a lot of Tammy, he demands a lot of himself. He’s using every minute to convince us he needs to be on the pitch and from there we go on and every three days there’s a match.

“Hopefully he stays fit and will play a key role in the end of the season.”

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