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Why Tammy Abraham isn’t in Chelsea’s squad to take on Man United

Why Tammy Abraham isn’t in Chelsea’s squad to take on Man United

 

An explanation for Tammy Abraham’s absence from Chelsea’s matchday squad to face Manchester United has been forthcoming online this evening.

Blues host Reds

The marquee fixture of the Premier League weekend is set to take place at Stamford Bridge shortly.

The clash will see Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea play host to high-flying Man United, in a crucial showdown in the race for a top-4 berth.

As things stand, it is of course the visitors who hold the advantage, sitting 2nd, and with a game in hand on Leicester City, who fell to a damaging defeat to Arsenal earlier today.

Chelsea, meanwhile, sit in 5th.

The Blues will enter proceedings in the knowledge, though, that another victory this evening, amid a fine start to life under the guidance of new boss Tuchel, will see them climb above West Ham, and to within 3 points of their upcoming opponents.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 27: Thomas Tuchel the head coach / manager of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on January 27, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Sam Bagnall – AMA/Getty Images)

‘Not 100 per cent’

In turn, ahead of kick-off in west London, it came as something of a surprise when, upon the hosts’ starting line-up being unveiled, a number of changes were forthcoming.

Tuchel has opted to drop the likes of Marcos Alonso, Jorginho and Timo Werner, with Ben Chilwell and Hakim Ziyech amongst those in from the off:

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all when it comes to Chelsea’s latest squad, though, is the complete absence of Tammy Abraham.

English hitman Abraham has of course been in and out of the Pensioners’ side since Tuchel’s arrival, with his omission this afternoon, in turn, having seen eyebrows widely raised.

As outlined above, however, an update on the English international has since been forthcoming.

As per the reliable Matt Law, Abraham is still struggling with an ankle issue, and has been left out versus United as a result:

 

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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