- Tammy Abraham was left out of the Chelsea team that faced Leicester City in the FA Cup final
The 23-year-old was not dressed for the clash that saw the Foxes claim their first title at Wembley Stadium
- Thomas Tuchel's men lost 1-0 as Brendan Rodgers' side became the 44th different team to lift the FA Cup
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Chelsea star Tammy Abraham’s stunning girlfriend Leah Monroe blasted Blues boss Thomas Tuchel over his decision to leave out the striker for the FA Cup final.
Speculation on Abraham's future was fueled further after the England international was completely snubbed in the line-up against Leicester on Saturday, May 15.
Many football fans found this odd especially because Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer this season.
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Instead, Tuchel started with Timo Werner upfront, with Kai Havertz and Olivier Giroud providing attacking variety on the bench.
Abraham was in attendance at Wembley but could only watch from the stands as he was not on the team sheet.
The England striker’s girlfriend Leah did not appreciate Tuchel’s team selection and she took to Instagram to blast the boss in a since-deleted post. She said:
“How on earth do you make the decision to leave your top goalscorer out of the squad for a final!? The same person who even scored the goals to actually qualify for this competition? “It’s not making any sense to me whatsoever. Not even the bench?! This has to be a joke.”
Chelsea went on to lose the FA Cup final, despite dominating Leicester, who got their winner in classic FA Cup style courtesy of Youri Tielemans.
The Belgian struck a beauty in the 63rd minute in a goal that proved to be the difference between the two sides in a hotly-contested final.
Meanwhile, since the departure of Frank Lampard in January, Tammy Abraham has significantly fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea.
Tuchel is keen on reinventing Timo Werner and this has seen the German striker received more minutes on the pitch, despite at times showing some lack of form.
However, Tammy has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs including Aston Villa, where he previously played on loan. Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham are some other clubs that have been linked to the striker.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Leicester City have emerged champions of the 2020/2021 English FA Cup following a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday evening, May 15.
The Foxes denied Thomas Tuchel his first title since the manager joined the Stamford Bridge outfit, and fans of the club will be disappointed.
As expected, the encounter lived up to its pre-match razzmatazz as they matched each other in almost all departments during the entire fixture.