LONDON: Thomas Tuchel gave Tammy Abraham a chance to lead Chelsea’s attacking machinery during a friendly against Bournemouth, but he once again failed to live up to expectations on him.
Tuchel may need to contact Borussia Dortmund again to bring in sensational striker Erling Haaland.
When facing the Championship League squad yesterday, young players Armando Broja, 19 and Ike Ugbo, 22, became the savior of the European champions.
The two strikers, who were loaned to another club last year, scored in the second half in a 2-1 win at Dean Court.
The German is desperate to bring in a well -known striker before the Premier League season begins.
Abraham has already been offered to Arsenal, West Ham and Aston Villa this summer and yesterday’s performances will further accelerate his departure from Stamford Bridge.
The England striker missed three golden opportunities, two shots and a close -range header, in the visitors’ first half.
Abraham started the game alongside Judges Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Danny Drinkwater, Lewis Baker, Malang Sarr, Dujon Sterling and Baba Rahman.
The Blues trailed by a goal from former Brentford star Emiliano Marcondes, 26, in the 66th minute, before substitutes Broja and Ugbo blasted home two goals in the space of four minutes.
Chelsea have two more pre-season games against Arsenal and Tottenham before the Super Cup final against Villarreal on 11 August.