Thomas Tuchel has admitted out of favor striker Tammy Abraham is going through a “rough time”.
With the Euros drawing nearer, Abraham’s chances of being selected as part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad is slim as he hasn’t played for Chelsea since February 20.
Tuchel has however reiterated that he won’t pick him based on that.
“I cannot do a decision on personal goals of players”, Tuchel said. “I’ve got to do what I believe is best for Chelsea”.
“Kepa has the goal to play for Spain but this can’t influence my decisions”.
“Tammy has had a rough time. He started twice or three times and substituted for tactical reasons at halftime.
“He then got injured, lost the connection and possibility to play for his place in the squad. Now, suddenly we are in the decisive part of the season, where it is not so easy to bring injured players into the shape.
“We have got three changes and a big handicap, it’s up to Tammy to do everything possible.
Chelsea’s next game is a London Derby against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.