Tammy Abraham scored a brilliant hat-trick – and an own goal – as Chelsea destroyed Wolves at Molineux.
Wolves 2-5 Chelsea: Abraham hits historic Blues hat-trick. Chelsea cruised to a 5-2 victory over Wolves at Molineux thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from striker Tammy Abraham. Tammy Abraham continued his fine form by scoring a hat-trick as Chelsea defeated Wolves 5-2 at Molineux on Saturday. After doubles against Norwich City and Sheffield United, Abraham became the youngest Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick in a brilliant display. Fikayo Tomori got his first goal for the Blues with an ambitious 25-yard shot that wrong-footed Rui Patricio and swirled into top-left corner, with Abraham making it 3-0 before the break.
His own goal was unfortunate – Saiss’ header was heading for the net when it struck the forward’s hand – while Abraham was also booked for a foul on Diogo Jota.
Later, when he was replaced by Michy Batshuayi after landing awkwardly, Abraham was booed by Wolves fans. He responded by showing the crowd three fingers – one for each of his goals at the right end.
Youthful Chelsea growing up fast
This is the start of a huge week for Chelsea, who launch their Champions League campaign at home to Valencia on Tuesday, before entertaining Liverpool next weekend.
Yet they head into it with a spring in their step after an emphatic victory which left boss Frank Lampard delighted.
Under his predecessor Maurizio Sarri, the Blues suffered defeat at Molineux last season, while Wolves took a point from the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.
This side might be young and a little naive – yet it is also bursting with youthful promise and energy.
Tomori’s goal was breathtaking, while Mount produced a finish a Premier League veteran – let alone someone making only their fifth top-flight appearance – would have been proud of.
The only negative was for Lampard was his side’s defending. They are still searching for a first clean sheet of the season while they have conceded more goals than any other team in the Premier League.
Wasn’t the prettiest the game, especially early and late, but job done. A win’s a win. Three points in the bag against a side who’ve made a habit of taking points off top six teams.