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Are Chelsea right to get rid of Tammy Abraham and keep Olivier Giroud?

Tammy Abraham has found it difficult to accumulate playing time under Thomas Tuchel and might be on his way out of Chelsea in the summer.

Chelsea have been in impressive form since Thomas Tuchel took over in January. The German manager will look forward to ring in changes and bring in quality players in the summer transfer window to compete for the Premier League title next season. There are a few players who will be shown the door as well.

The Blues have plenty of options in the striking positions with the likes of Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner, all battling for just one spot. At the moment, it seems like Giroud is Chelsea’s main man. The Frenchman scored a spectacular bicycle kick to hand Chelsea a crucial away victory in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid. The 2018 World Cup winner has been an influential player in this Chelsea squad and is expected to remain at the club, next year.

However, the player whose future does seem uncertain at Stamford Bridge is the English striker, Tammy Abraham. Since the arrival of Tuchel, the Englishman has found it difficult to rack up minutes and is certainly low on confidence. He has been subbed off at half-time in two matches and in a major blow, he was not even a part of the Chelsea squad that hosted Manchester United, last weekend.

When asked about why Abraham was not included in the matchday squad, Tuchel said:

Selection. We have 21 strong players and only 18 possible [to be picked]. It is my job to take hard decisions.

The former Swansea City striker has certainly fallen down in the pecking order at Chelsea and his manager’s words don’t make his situation at the club, any better.

With the likes of Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud already in the squad, it would be a wise decision to offload Tammy Abraham in the summer. The 23-year old is still young and has tons of potential. Many English clubs would look forward to having the striker in their squad.

Chelsea can loan out Abraham for a year, to a club where he can consistently make it to the starting lineup and bring him back for the 2022-23 season. With Giroud, turning 35 this year, his stay at Stamford Bridge shouldn’t stretch more than for a year or two.