Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Tammy Abraham has not had the impact he demands from him.
Abraham, 23, is the Blues’ highest goalscorer this season with 12 goals in 30 appearances.
However, Tuchel has not included him in any matchday squad, since he made his return from an ankle injury.
Abraham will be desperate to get minutes under his belt with this summer’s delayed Euros fast approaching. But Tuchel has insisted that he will not be making decisions based on individual player’s goals to play international football.
I cannot make a decision on the personal goals of players,” Tuchel told reporters on Friday.
“Kepa [Arrizabalaga] has the goal to play for Spain, but this can’t influence my decisions.
“I’ve got to do what I believe is best for Chelsea. Tammy has had a rough time. He started twice or three times and substituted for tactical reasons at half-time.
“He’s not had the impact we wish and demand from him. He then got injured, lost the connection and possibility to play for his place in the squad.
It’s up to Tammy to do everything possible. We have 22 players on the pitch, and it’s very hard to select 18 for Premier League matches.”