With just days ahead of the much anticipated premier league restart, Nigerian born England hitman Tammy Abraham has recalled how compatriot Fikayo Tomori motivated him to score thrice against Wolves.
Both stars who chose the Three Lions of England ahead of the three time african champions were discussing some of the impressive performances they had put in just before the league was suspended.
Tomori had put the Blues in front at Molineux at a time Abraham felt tired and was wishing to leave the pitch however Tomori who appeared to have ‘seen the future’ urged him on, only for him to score twice to establish 3-0 lead at first half.
A tiring Abraham promptly obeyed the clarion call from his compatriot sealing his hat trick in the 55th minute of the 5 -2 win last September.
‘It was one of those feelings where you score in two consecutive games so you’re not under pressure to score, in my head I felt there was no pressure.
Fikayo had already scored a banger, then my first chance came and I took it. Then there was another one and I scored again, so we were in a great position at half-time.
I said to Fikayo, ‘I’m tired, man, I might just tell the manager to replace me’, 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 and then 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’ he told the team’s website.
The England international made a fine start to his debut season in the Chelsea first team, netting seven times in his opening five Premier League matches.