Today, over on The 5th Stand app, we will be showing our September win at Wolves in full from 3pm, a day that will live long in the memory of Tammy Abraham.
The striker, our current top scorer, netted his first Chelsea hat-trick in the 5-2 win which also saw fellow Academy graduates Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount get on the scoresheet.
It was a day to remember for our No9 but the England international has revealed that he came close to being substituted before he had the chance to claim the match ball, with close friend Tomori persuading him to continue.
‘It was one of those feelings where you score in two consecutive games so you’re not under pressure to score,’ recalls Tammy. ‘In my head I felt there was no pressure.
‘Fikayo had already scored a banger, then my first chance came and I took it. Then there was another one and I scored again, so we were in a great position at half-time.
‘I said to Fikayo, “I’m tired, man, I might just tell the manager to replace me”, Fik was like: “Stay on the pitch, try and get your hat-trick” because it was the second game in a row I’d scored two goals.
‘I came out for the second half and then I just remember I was one-on-one with Conor Coady and the confidence that I had inside me took the tiredness away, I did that skill to get away from him and scored and then after the game me, Mason and Fikayo were all talking and realising that we’d all just scored for Chelsea in the Premier League, so it was crazy and amazing feelings that day.’
You can watch that incredible 5-2 victory, including a stunning strike from Tomori and all three Abraham goals, on the Chelsea app from 3pm.