Tammy Interest A 'Side Show'


West Ham United and David Moyes's search for a new striker is similar to a long running soap, EastEnders perhaps? The same old characters disappear, and then emerge again once they have faded from the observers short term memory, and Chelsea's Tammy Abraham is no exception.

Chelsea have just reached the FA Cup final, are doing well in the Champions League and are only one point behind West Ham, with a game in hand. Since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard his team have only lost once, at home to the Baggies, although it was a game affected by Chelsea going down to ten men early on in the match. (sounds familiar?)

The West London club's recent achievements have all been without the services of Abraham, Tuchel left the 23-year-old out of the Chelsea squad altogether for the FA Cup semi-final win over Man City, despite the fact the German could name NINE subs and use FIVE of them. Chelsea are reportedly interested in Sergio Aguero and Earling Haaland, as well as a potential move to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the Bridge.

Chelsea have a lot of distractions going into the crucial six-pointer game against the Irons next Saturday, they have the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid just 72 hours after the clash, and although they have a big squad, Tuchel will surely rest key players given his packed fixture list which will now, quite unexpectedly includes an FA Cup final too.

Hammers do have a full week’s rest ahead of the fixture whereas Chelsea face Brighton in the Barclays Premier League on Tuesday night. Moyes will be without Craig Dawson for the game against Chelsea following the defender's sending off for a 2nd bookable offence, but he hopes to have both Aaron Cresswell and Arthur Masuaku back for what will really be the 'season's defining fixture.

A win next Saturday could put Hammers firmly in the top four driving seats, a loss would confirm the relative mediocrity of a Europa League place, or worse! Qualifying for Europe would massively aid recruitment for the club, and Tammy Abraham's acquisition is part of the 'Moyes master plan', but at the moment, it is only a 'side show'. - Ed

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Side show Bob? Well I've never seen the two of them together.....................................................................Taxi!!!

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