Chelsea’s star, Tammy Abraham, has revealed Fikayo Tomori convinced him not to leave the pitch before scoring his hat-trick goal during the 5-2 victory over Wolves.
Tomori put the Blues in front at Molineux back in September, curling into the top corner from range before Abraham netted twice to establish a 3-0 lead at half time.
Struggling with fatigue, Abraham came close to being substituted by manager Frank Lampard, but fellow academy graduate, Tomori, persuaded the striker to stay on the pitch and claim the match ball, adding his third goal on 55 minutes.
Abraham told the official Chelsea website: “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.”