The Blues will wrap up the 2019/20 Premier League season against Wolves tomorrow, hoping for a repeat of our September victory at Molineux - a day that will live long in the memory of Tammy Abraham.
The striker, who has enjoyed a fine breakthrough season for the Blues, 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 number nine 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.
‘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.’
Abraham netted his 15th Premier League goal of the season in the midweek defeat at Anfield and will be hoping for one final salvo against Wolves as Chelsea look for the point that would secure a top-four finish.