Chelsea ran out comfortable winners against Sheffield United on Saturday evening but for 14 minutes in the first quarter of the game we were behind to the South Yorkshire side.
It was Tammy Abraham who netted the equaliser, followed by goals from Ben Chilwell, Thiago Silva and Timo Werner in the 4-1 victory, and that spell when the Blues were fighting for parity had our no.9 thinking back to his days on loan in the lower divisions.
‘A couple of us are used to Sheffield United and their style of play, like myself, I have played against them a few times before so I always knew it was going to be hard to break them down,’ Abraham said as he looked back on the game at Stamford Bridge.
‘They had the first goal so we had to keep our heads, we spoke and said relax and hopefully the chances will come, and I scored soon after.’
The goal was the 23-year-old’s second in a week following on from one against Rennes, and his fourth against the Blades, and he is revelling in his regular starting position in the side.
‘It was a case of being in the right place at the right time,’ he said of his goal. ‘I knew what [Mateo] Kovacic was going to do, he was going to pull it back so it was just about hitting the target. I don’t know if I got a bit lucky but I will take them any day.
‘I am over the moon to be back in the team. I am playing with great players and the new signings have been a breath of fresh air. We are starting to understand how each other plays and we are getting results.’
Indeed yesterday’s win was our fourth in a row in all competitions and in the Premier League, it lifted us to third in the table ahead of Sunday’s games. Abraham believes Chelsea can mount a challenge for honours this season.
‘We have brought in new players and we are understanding each other more,’ he said. ‘We have self-belief now, the belief is back, the confidence is back and we hope we can keep it going.’