Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.
Following Fikayo Tomori’s opener, Abraham hit a first-half brace to put Chelsea three goals up at Wolves, It saw him become the third player, under 21, in Premier League history to score at least twice in three successive matches.
The other two to match this feat are Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli.
Abraham then completed his hat-trick just 10 minutes into the second half with a header. With a dominant Chelsea 4-0 up, they seemed set to cruise to a comfortable victory.
However, Abraham’s right hand made contact with Romain Saiss’ header as it crossed the line for an own goal. Patrick Cutrone later scored a second goal for Wolves to prompt hope of a late comeback from the hosts.
But 20-year-old Mason Mount finished Wolves off with a fifth goal in what was basically the last kick of the game itself.
“Today the plan, it worked well,” Abraham told BBC.
“We were disappointed about the Sheffield United game and not coming away with all three points so we brought that disappointment into this game as motivation. We have trained really hard since coming back from internationals.”
The 21-year-old, who spent last season on loan in the Championship at Aston Villa, plans to continue the hard work to cement his spot in the Chelsea line-up.
Helping him prove his case, of course, will be the fact Abraham leads the Premier League scoring charts on seven goals.
Abraham added: “I hope this is my season.
“I have to keep working hard in every training session, every game. Every game I want to prove myself to the gaffer.”
Chelsea will next play host to Valencia on Tuesday for their Champions League opener in Group H.