Thomas Tuchel says he didn’t trust Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

August 11, 2021
By: Jamie Jones

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he did not trust Tammy Abraham last season.

Abraham struggled for playing time under Tuchel last season following his arrival at Stamford Bridge as Frank Lampard’s replacement.

The 23-year-old England international striker made 12 starts and 10 substitute appearances in the Premier League last season.

The youngster scored six goals and gave one assist in those games.

The former Aston Villa loanee also scored one goal and provided one assist in five Champions League appearances for the Blues.

Back in 2019-20, Abraham scored 15 goals and gave three assists in 25 Premier League starts, and scored three goals and provided one assist in seven Champions League starts.

Tuchel told Sky Sports: “I will not comment on the actual situations – how far this is and if it’s true and not true. Tammy is right now in the squad. He did some good preparation matches. 

“He was clearly not happy with the last half a year and maybe he has reason also not to be happy and maybe it was also my fault not to push him, not to trust him on the same level I maybe trusted other players.

“I can absolutely understand that he wants more minutes. So the decision will be ‘how do we plan, what are Tammy’s plans, does he fight his way back into the team from the position where he ended last season or does he want to change club to have the chance of being a regular starter?'”

Sky Sports have reported that AS Roma have agreed a £34 million deal with Chelsea over the signing of Abraham in the summer transfer window.

It is now up to the striker to make a decision whether or not he would move to Roma.

Chelsea are in UEFA Super Cup action against Villarreal on Wednesday evening and can be backed at 6/1 on Betfair to win 2-0.

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