Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea squad got a brilliant lineup upfront their attacking. That was because of the anticipation of former manager Frank Lampard. Young England international Tammy Abraham was one of the inventions of Lampard for the future of the Blues.
The 23-year-old made his first-team debut under Lampard. He valued as the future center-forward of the Blues after made impressions in the junior side of Chelsea. However, Abraham got sidelined after the arrival of their new boss. Also, he is concerned about the playing time under the German in Stamford Bridge. The striker got two more years in his contract in West London.
According to The Athletic, Tammy Abraham is not preferring a deal extension in Chelsea. The player found himself out of the playing style of Tuchel. Even though, he finished only one game for ninety minutes under Tuchel. It was the FA Cup fixture against Barnsley from which he scored a goal.
Race for Haaland
Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland is the hot pick in the summer transfer window. Major sides of Europe tracking the player and according to reports, four Premier League sides are fighting for the player this summer which includes Chelsea.
Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola confirmed the interest from Premier League for the player and acknowledged a possible switch from Bundesliga. Chelsea spent the record amount of £53 million for another striker from Bundesliga, Timo Werner last year.
Werner is considered the central figure in the attacking formation of Thomas Tuchel. Also, the German got a long deal with the Blues. According to reports, that will cement him in the frontline of Tuchel.
Signing another high profile in the attacking department would cost a lot for Chelsea. But, as per the latest reports, Roman Abrahmovic sanctioned big money for summer spending for Tuchel.
New impressions for Veteran Giroud
The Sensational overhead strike in the Champions League Knockout fixture against Atletico Madrid gave new impressions to the Blues veteran Olivier Giroud. The Frenchmen is out of contract this summer in West London.
The 34-year-old striker won the heart of manager Tuchel after the European night in Bucharest. According to reports, Giroud would be signing a new deal with the Blues before the summer window.
Tuchel praised the player after the Champions League showdown. “If you see him on a daily basis, you can’t be surprised. His body is in shape, his physicality is top level. He enjoys every day being a professional soccer player, trains like a 24-year-old.
“Giroud is the guy who has a good mix of being serious and enjoying training. He is always positive and a big factor for the group. When he starts or comes off the bench, he has all the qualities”, he continued. (DailyMail)
The future of Tammy Abraham got doubts while Olivier Giroud is happy with the current mood in the team. Tuchel should analyze the situation to draw conclusions for the summer transfer window. Also, the balancing act from the manager will cost a decent amount and pay their opportunity cost from the squad.