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Abraham: Hard work and enjoyment

Tammy Abraham reveals what the Blues worked on in training ahead of the Burnley game and why their hard work was rewarded with a 3-0 victory on Saturday afternoon.

Our No.9 took his team-leading tally for the season to 15 in all competitions, 13 of which have come in the Premier League, with a headed goal which was sandwiched between Jorginho’s opener from the penalty spot and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s maiden strike in the English top flight.

The quality of our performance certainly merited the three-goal margin of victory, which meant we beat the Clarets home and away in the same season for the first time since 2009/10 and, more importantly, it was our first Premier League victory at the Bridge since early December.

‘We know our home form wasn’t too great and we had to make it right,’ said Abraham after the game. ‘Coming off the back off Arsenal and drawing at Brighton, we knew we had to give a performance, especially for our home crowd, working hard every training day up to this game. It paid off.

‘As you could see, we enjoyed ourselves out there. We had to give a performance and that’s what we did. We worked in training at getting in the box, creating chances, different movements, and we did that in the game. Hopefully it continues.

‘We wanted to score goals, everyone wanted to score – I should have had a hat-trick myself. On another day we score more goals in the game. That’s what we have to build on. This is one win, but we still have a lot of games to go.’

With Manchester United also victorious on Saturday, our result maintains the five-point gap between us and the Red Devils for the final Champions League qualification spot. However, Abraham only wants to focus on what’s in front of us – and there’s only one way to do that.

‘We know the competition is high in the Premier League and we have to just keep doing that,’ he added. ‘To do that, we have to keep winning games and hopefully we’ll do that as much as possible.’

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