Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has finally revealed why he left Tammy Abraham out of Chelsea’s FA Cup final squad.
Despite being Chelsea’s top goalscorer in the FA Cup and also in all competitions, Abraham didn’t even make the bench for the FA Cup final.
Explaining his decision to leave out Abraham, Tuchel said: “It’s just about the amount of people that I can nominate for a game.
“I decided to start Timo Werner in the number nine role and we had Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud on the bench. So we decided not to have three number nines on the bench. This is it, it’s never personal.
“When Kova (Mateo Kovacic) and Andreas Christensen, maybe, come back into the squad, I need to figure out the squad and maybe eliminate two more players.
“This is the worst day and worst decision for me in the whole week. Because since I arrived here everybody deserves to be in the squad. I understand his frustration and it was not the first time. We have other guys with the same situation to face.
“But this is not the moment to complain, and this is not the moment to explain too much. This is the moment just to live in the moment. These are the two decisive weeks now of the whole season.”