Tammy Abraham has declared that he hopes ‘this can be my season’ after racing to the top of the Premier League scoring charts following his superb hat-trick in Chelsea’s 5-2 win over Wolves on Saturday.
After being handed the number nine shirt at the start of the season, Abraham has firmly cemented his place as the Blues’ number one striker after seven goals in his opening five league matches.
He opened his account at Molineux with a smart a turn and shot in the box, before adding another before half-time with a well-guided header. It would have been three successive braces for the 21-year-old, but unwilling to finish without the match-ball he burst past Conor Coady to wrap up his performance in style.
Speaking on Chelsea’s official website, Abraham revealed his aspirations for the season, crossing his fingers that this could be his breakthrough season:
“He told me at half-time to stay on and get the hat-trick so I believed and stayed focused. I’ve just got to be ready to take every chance that comes my way with both hands. I’m working hard and I’m just delighted to see that pay off with my goals (on Saturday) as well as the three points.”
After a nervy opening to the game, the deadlock was broken in the black country via a stunning strike from Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori, who scored a stunning long-range goal with his first shot in Premier League football.
Abraham joked afterwards when the ball fell to the 21-year-old, he was desperate for his teammate not to pull the trigger, before being taken aback by the quality of the strike.
“I was thinking ‘don’t shoot, Fikayo’ but everyone is delighted for him. In training, he’s been trying it every day and smashing windows but (against Wolves) it paid off – it was a great strike,” he added.