Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that he has had open discussions with Tammy Abraham about his role at Chelsea.
Since Tuchel took over as Chelsea’s new manager, the 23-year-old has been on the periphery of first-team play.
He’s just seen 123 minutes of Premier League action in the last two months.
Tuchel, on the other hand, has revealed that he has spoken with Abraham about his lack of participation in recent months.
“We had some talks to encourage him to never give in, to accept the situation, to not overthink it, to just come back to the situation where the striker must not overthink it,” Tuchel said in his latest press conference, quoted by the Mirror.
He has told him that he is ‘part of the party’, suggesting that Tammy has a role to play at the club: “He just needs to be in the flow and if the team is winning without him then you can feel a little bit excluded. But it’s not like this with him so hopefully, he can be back now, back in the squad, be totally free and there are some hard choices and he’s a part of the group.”