Chrome browser: how to close current tab without showing all tabs first?

When I’m browsing on my computer I can press CTRL-W or click the X on a tab to close it. That’s convenient. But it seems Android / Chrome has no similar function.

To close the current tab on Android, I need to click the “tabs” icon which brings up all tabs. This often takes 10-60 seconds on my phone because there is anything between 100-3000 tabs open/cached there and seems very unecessary.

Is there another way to close the current tab without first loading all the tabs?