Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham’s future is in serious doubt after he was kicked out of the FA Cup semi-finals yesterday.
Sportsmail Revealed exclusively on Saturday morning, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel had not included the England international in his plans for the Wembley showdown, despite the head coach being allowed to name nine players on the bench and make five substitutions.
The England international was the FA Cup top scorer this season on his way to Saturday’s game with four goals, but his negligence will only serve to sow uncertainty about his long-term future.
Tammy Abraham’s future has been questioned after he was left out of Chelsea’s roster
The 23-year-old has struggled for minutes and will not participate in the FA Cup semi-finals
Abraham is fully fit and is said to have exercised well since recovering from a gnawing ankle injury.
Tuchel has used Abraham sparingly since arriving as Frank Lampard’s successor in January, but the forward was on the team’s previous three match days after recovering from an ankle problem.
But Abraham fluttered in and out of the German coach’s plans due to his injuries and non-selection, his last appearance being in the 1-1 draw in Southampton on 20 February – a match in which he was substituted at half time.
Despite his lack of action, Abraham remains the club’s top scorer this season with 12 goals, despite falling out of favor under the German coach.
Abraham (right) remains the club’s top scorer this season, but is far behind in the pecking order
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had previously defended his decision to sideline Abraham
However, Tuchel’s reluctance to use Abraham casts serious doubt on his future and it is increasingly clear that the club could listen to offers for their academy student for next season.
The 23-year-old scored 18 goals for Chelsea last season and would have been an automatic starter at most clubs this season.
Indeed, he will be an attractive option for a host of Premier League and top European clubs this summer as Chelsea, as it seems likely, wants to fire their striker, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions since the start of last season – more than any. other Blues player.
Abraham’s lack of playing time will cast doubt on his inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s England team for the European championships.
Abraham (pictured) is also the top scorer in the FA Cup, but Tuchel has chosen to drop him