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Tammy Abraham has scored 15 Premier League goals this season and 17 goals in all competitions, in what is his debut season for the Blues senior team.
Among his goals is his first career hat-trick against Wolves at the Molineux Stadium back in September – a game Chelsea won 5-2, with goals also coming from Fikayo Tomori and Mason Mount.
Abraham has now cast his mind back to that game and has revealed he was 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.
“I said to Fikayo, ‘I’m tired, man, I might just tell the manager to replace me’ but 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.
“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.”