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Paul Merson tells Thomas Tuchel Tammy Abraham “Should be given a chance”



Tammy Abraham and Thomas Tuchel


Paul Merson tells Thomas Tuchel to recall Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham into the starting Chelsea squad. Paul Merson thinks Abraham deserves an opportunity and feels that Tammy Abraham ‘should be given a chance’ by Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and warned the club need a natural goalscorer in the starting XI.

Abraham has only featured for the blues just five times since Tuchel was appointed as manager and has failed to make the matchday squad in Chelsea’s last two outings. His absence and lack of playing time under Tuchel has only fuelled speculations he will move on in the summer, and has been highly linked to west Ham united, but Merson – the former Arsenal and Aston Villa playmaker – feels he deserves an opportunity to shine at Stamford Bridge and showcase his talents which is goalscoring.

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Paul Merson also hinted that the lack of goals in the team will end up costing them. ‘I don’t know Tammy Abraham, but I’ve watched him play over his career,’ Merson told Sky Sports.

‘The one thing, he has got a good attitude. I’m not seeing him in training as one of them kids who you think, “Oh, he ain’t trying in training”. ‘His attitude is spot on. Even when he made the mistake with the party that time, he was very sorry about it. He:s got a good attitude.

“He should be given a chance. That’s the problem with Chelsea, they will never be successful again if they don’t get a goalscorer in that football team.

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‘They won’t blow anyone away, for how great they are and they dominate football matches, they don’t score enough goals.’

Tuchel warned Abraham Earlier this month that he will have to earn his place back. Tuchel said; ‘I’m the coach for Chelsea, I have to do what’s good for us and what I believe is best for us.

‘Tammy had a bit of a rough time because he started twice or three times and was twice substituted for tactical reasons at half-time. ‘He could not have the impact we demands from him and that we wish from him that he can clearly give from him. ‘Then he was injured and lost a bit the connection and the possibility to fight for his place in the squad. The squad played very well without him, we had a lot of results without him

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“Now we enter in the decisive part of the season where it’s not so easy to bring players who are injured into the shape or to let them play.”

“We have only three changes which is a big, big thing and is a big handicap because three changes means most of the time you only have two changes because the last one is one you don’t want to lose too early.

“So circumstances are not easy but like I always say, it’s on Tammy to do everything that is not possible to let him out.”