Abraham out of Chelsea’s FA Cup squad to face Man City


Tammy Abraham has been left out of Chelsea’s squad for their FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City.

Despite being fully fit and the competition’s top scorer with four goals in three matches – there is no place for him in Thomas Tuchel’s picks.

The striker has not featured for Chelsea since February 20 where he was subbed at half-time in a 1-1 draw with Southampton.

Abraham, 23, has only just returned to the squad having missed seven games with an ankle injury.

But he was an unused substitute against Crystal Palace and in both Champions League quarter-final legs against Porto.

Abraham is understood to be upset at his lack of game time under Tuchel and could be ready to move on.

He was a fixture under former manager Frank Lampard and scored 18 goals last season.

The England striker is still the club’s top scorer this season with 12 goals, despite being frozen out since Tuchel took charge in January.

But the German warned Abraham, who faces missing out on a place in the England Euro squad, that there is no easy way back into the Blues lineup.

Tuchel said: “I don’t think he’s the top scorer since I arrived.

“So I can only judge what I see and what we have together from the first minute when I arrived.

“I have seen a bright young man in front of me. A guy who is self-confident, who has a lot of talent.


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