Saturday, September 14, 2019

Match Report: Chelsea outstanding in 7-goal thriller

Editor: Uthman Adebayo (@uthadebayo on Twitter)
Date: 14/09/19 5:28PM

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.

Abraham followed his treble with an own goal, while an effort from Patrick Cutrone gave Wolves the faintest of hopes before Mason Mount curled home a fine finish in the 96th minute to cap the win.
After a low-key start to proceedings Tomori's ambitious effort caught Patricio off guard and sailed home in the 31st minute.

Tomori then fed Mount, who appeared to be fouled in the box. However, play continued and a kind ricochet was instinctively dispatched by Abraham on the turn.

Abraham pounced again four minutes before half-time, getting in front of Conor Coady and powering a header from Marcos Alonso's cross beyond Patricio.

Antonio Rudiger, making his return from a month out with a knee injury, made way for Kurt Zouma at half-time but Abraham kept Chelsea in the ascendancy by flicking the ball past Coady and picking out the far corner in the 55th minute.

Romain Saiss helped give Wolves hope with a header that Kepa Arrizabalaga could only palm into the net off Abraham, who later hobbled off after an awkward landing.

Cutrone opened his Wolves account from close range in the 85th minute after Kepa denied Matt Doherty.

However, Mount, who earlier failed to slot into an empty net after rounding Patricio, cut inside Jesus Vallejo and swept in a fine finish to settle matters.

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