Ferdinand identifies flaws in Tuchel’s Chelsea management in off-air chat

Rio Ferdinand believes Thomas Tuchel has given Timo Werner too much time to settle and find his scoring boots, especially when compared to Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Real Madrid on Tuesday night to put themselves in a good position ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg next week.

The Blues had chances to put the game out of sight in the first half, however, with Werner spurning numerous good chances.

The striker, who has struggled immensely during his first season in England, fired at Thibaut Courtois from point-blank range in the latest in a series of missed sitters.

Abraham was forced to watch from the bench as the £53million man spurned a number of chances, and it seems that despite being Chelsea's top goalscorer this season, his days at Stamford Bridge could be numbered.

And Ferdinand believes that Tuchel is giving the new arrival too much leeway and isn't being as harsh on him as he is with Abraham.

Speaking to BT Sports after the game, the Manchester United hero explained that Abraham will likely be looking to put himself in the shop window ahead of the summer transfer window.

"It's crazy we were talking off air before," Ferdinand said. "A young player, does he get the time that a Timo Werner, new signing gets when they come in?

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"And they're not treated with as much care and understanding of their character and cotton wool that a new signing gets.

"A new signing gets the investment but you're investing in a young player.

"A young player adds so much value to a team but they don't ever get that time or patience that a new signing gets.

"Tammy wouldn't get the time Timo gets.

"He [Werner] scored at the weekend but he missed a sitter at the weekend. He missed another tonight.

"If you're Tammy, you're sitting there going 'right, OK, I've got to be playing at least at the weekend to get myself in the shop window for the next game against Madrid."

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