Thomas Tuchel after spoken to Tammy Abraham admits the decision for continuing to leave him out of his First-team plans at Stamford Bridge.
Tuchel said he understands if Abraham is angry with him or generally struggling with the situation, but we’re not sure any of this will be of much comfort to the player himself.
The German tactician insists he has nothing ‘personal’ against Tammy and he hopes the 23-year-old will stay ‘focused’.
There isn’t much on Tammy [Abraham] but he’s lost a little bit of confidence recently and we’ve taken the hard decision to leave him out of the First-Team plan ,” explained Tuchel
Discussing Abraham, as quoted by the Daily Mail , 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 are not made yet.”
Chelsea fans may be disappointed to see Abraham fall out of favour like this, with the England international previously looking like a big prospect when he rose through their academy.
Abraham also impressed in loan spells with Bristol City and Aston Villa earlier in his career, but he’s not quite managed to step up to playing for such a big club.