Thomas Tuchel has revealed Tammy Abraham was NOT injured because the striker was neglected of the matchday squad for Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat towards West Brom.
The German coach’s 14-game unbeaten begin as Blues boss got here to an emphatic halt with the relegation-threatened Baggies making the most of Thiago Silva’s 29th-minute purple card.
With Chelsea main due to Christian Pulisic’s opener, Silva was proven a second yellow card for fouling Okay Yokuslu.
West Brom made Chelsea pay for Silva’s untimely dismissal with targets from Matheus Pereira (2), Callum Robinson (2) and Mbaye.
Abraham was a notable absentee from Chelsea’s 18-man squad after recovering from an ankle damage.
Explaining Abraham’s absence, Tuchel instructed talkSPORT: “He was not within the squad. I’ve to appoint 18 gamers.
“There are powerful selections to make. We take the alternatives of what the sport calls for, of what we predict, of the substitutions that we’ve.
“In the long run, we’ve to pick out 18 gamers for kind of 20 positions. So we’ve to depart three gamers out and Tammy was one of many three gamers.
“It’s nothing private or nothing massive. He has the identical probability to play each three days like everyone else.”
Abraham has began simply three Premier League video games since Tuchel changed Frank Lampard within the Chelsea scorching seat in January.
The 23-year-old, who’s Chelsea’s prime scorer with 12 targets this season, has simply two years left on his contract and is but to signal a brand new deal.