The Chelsea transfer of Tammy Abraham to Arsenal could backfire due to Erling Haaland’s interest.
As they seek Erling Haaland, Chelsea may come to regret losing Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea are reportedly speeding up their efforts to sign Erling Haaland this summer, with a £150 million deal in the works. And the club’s pursuit of Haaland can only spell bad news for one of its players: Tammy Abraham.
After a fantastic season at Borussia Dortmund, where he scored 41 goals in as many games, Haaland has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
The 20-year-old has established himself as one of the most clinical strikers in the world, with a conversion percentage of 42%, far higher than any other frontman in Europe.
Thomas Tuchel may need to add his lethal finishing to his team as the Blues attempt to fight for the Premier League championship after winning the Champions League last season.
Their European success was sealed in May with a 1-0 win over Manchester City in Porto, but Tuchel must address their goal deficit in time for the new season.
Chelsea’s highest goalscorer in the Premier League was neither Timo Werner, who cost £47.5 million, nor Kai Havertz, who cost £72 million.
In fact, holding midfielder Jorginho was named the club’s top goalscorer after scoring seven goals, all from the penalty spot.
Werner struggled in front of goal for the bulk of his first season in England, scoring only six goals in 35 Premier League games and 12 overall, compared to Havertz’s nine.
The Blues’ goals were distributed evenly around the team, with Kurt Zouma and Mason Mount each scoring six and five goals.
The expulsion of forgotten man Abraham is the most notable part of their dry spell in front of goal.
When Tuchel took over from dismissed Frank Lampard in January, the 23-year-old had scored 12 goals in all competitions, including six in the league.
Under the German coach, though, the England international struggled to get first-team participation and was limited to just 140 minutes of activity.
Amazingly, Abraham would not be ousted from the top scorers list until May, when Werner and Jorginho gradually increased their totals.
His absence from the starting XI — and occasionally matchday — has been noted. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”