Saturday, September 14, 2019

Three goals for Abraham! Five for Chelsea; An Outstanding display from the blues was not perfect.

Written By: Uthman Adebayo (@uthadebayo on Twitter)
Date: 14/09/19
11:19 PM


It was a tale of seven goal, an hat-trick moment and an outstanding attacking performance from the blues who ruined the 130th celebration party at the molineux stadium on Saturday.

It didn't all kick fire from the start as both teams struggled to impose themselves on the ball and assert dominance on the proceedings in the first fifteen minutes but as soon as the 31st minute ticked, a short corner was played, a loose ball got to fikayo Tomori from 25 yards out and wow! he absolutely spinned in a rocket whose curve fooled rui Patricio and nestled into the top corner and Chelsea were ahead. The 21 year old had 89 touches, won 87.5% of his duels, had a pass completion rate of 86.6%. He also made 3 tackles, 7 interceptions and regained possesion 11 times and it was his beautiful goal that capped off his wonderful commanding display.

Just as Chelsea were licking their lips at the flavour of tomori's goal, a loose ball fell to Abraham in the box and on the turn, he slammed in the second goal of the game and moments later he got his brace and the blues were cruising at half time but the molineux was in tatters.
A man in form, Tammy Abraham became the youngest player to score a premier league hat-trick for Chelsea and also the first player in premier league history to score an hat-trick and an own goal in the same game. The England man's skill and pace troubled the wolves rearguard and he finally rifled in his hat-trick in the 55th minute.

The blues were in perfect control, brimming in confidence and energy but series of unfortunate errors from the hat-trick hero and kepa arrizabalaga brought up looming questions that has been asked in all of Chelsea's premier league games this season, An alarming defence!!! but another English Man Mason Mount collected a non-look pass from Batshuayi in the 96th minute before putting the ball past the gloves of rui Patricio and into the net and bam!! the blues were home and dry, they survived a nervous end, there was no one stopping them now and their second premier league win of the season was secured.

In as much as the blues were dominant, energetic and purposeful, credit will have to go to Frank Lampard for his tactical flexibility and switch aided by a surprisingly poor and shambolic display from wolves.

It was an outstanding performance from lampard's men, but it was not perfect.

Rest in peace Ray Wilkins!

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