Tammy Abraham out of Chelsea’s squad for FA Cup semi final with Manchester City as young striker’s Blues future is cast into doubt
Tammy Abraham’s future is set to be thrown under further doubt with the Chelsea striker due to be left out of today’s squad for the FA Cup semi-final versus Manchester City.
The England international is the competition’s top goalscorer this season with four goals – but is not expected to be involved in Saturday’s Wembley showdown.
Abraham is fully fit and is said to have trained well since recovering from a niggling ankle injury.
Tammy Abraham’s future has been cast in further doubt after being left out of Chelsea’s squad
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel had previously defended his decision to sideline Abraham
But his absence from today’s squad casts further unclarity over his long-term future under Thomas Tuchel, who has used him sparingly since arriving as Frank Lampard’s successor in January.
Abraham remains the club’s top goalscorer this season with 12 goals, despite the fact he has appeared to have fallen out of favour under the German coach.
However, Tuchel’s reluctance to use Abraham casts significant doubt over his future and it is becoming increasingly clear that the club could listen to offers for their academy graduate ahead of next season.
The 23-year-old scored 18 goals for Chelsea last season – at most clubs he would have been an automatic starter this term.
Indeed, he will be an attractive option for a host of Premier League and top European clubs this summer if Chelsea, as appears likely, look to offload their striker, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions since the start of last season – more than any Blues other player.