Tuchel reveals why Tammy Abraham wasn’t part of the 18-man squad for West Brom despite being fit

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Despite recovering from an ankle injury, Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham wasn’t even named on the bench for Chelsea’s 5-2 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.

Explaining why Abraham wasn’t part of the squad, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel told talkSPORT: “He was not in the squad [because] I [had] to nominate 18 players.

“There are tough choices to make. We take the choices of what the game demands, of what we predict, of the substitutions that we have.

“In the end, we have to select 18 players for more or less 20 positions. So we have to leave three players out and Tammy was one of the three players.

“It’s nothing personal or nothing big. He has the same chance to play every three days like everybody else.”

Abraham remains Chelsea’s highest goalscorer in all competitions with 12 goals.

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