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Abraham wants to keep lifting goal standards

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Chelsea 5

Treble yell: Tammy Abraham celebrates with the matchball
Treble yell: Tammy Abraham celebrates with the matchball

By Paul Burrows

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has expressed his hope that "this can be my season" following his hat-trick in the 5-2 win at Wolves.

Abraham's treble on Saturday saw him surge, with seven goals, to the top of the Premier League scoring charts, where he was subsequently joined by Manchester City's Sergio Aguero.

"I've been working hard and hopefully this can be my season," said the 21-year-old.

"It's up to me to keep showing the gaffer (Frank Lampard) in every game and training session that I'm hungry and I want success.

"He told me at half-time to stay on and get the hat-trick so I believed and stayed focused. I've just got to be ready to take every chance that comes my way with both hands. I'm working hard and I'm just delighted to see that pay off with my goals as well as the three points."

England Under-21 international Fikayo Tomori opened the scoring in the 31st minute with a superb strike from around 30 yards - his first Chelsea goal.

The hat-trick from Abraham then put Chelsea 4-0 up, before he accidentally diverted the ball into his own net with his hand in the 69th minute to make it 4-1.

Wolves then scored again in the 85th minute through Patrick Cutrone, before Mason Mount netted in added time.

Abraham added: "We (he, Tomori and Mount) were the last people off the pitch because we were discussing how we've all scored in the same game for Chelsea. We've dreamt of that since we were little boys and we made it happen."

While Chelsea are up to sixth in the table, Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolves sunk to 19th.

Asked if their Europa League campaign was affecting domestic performances, defender Matt Doherty said: "I think that would be an easy excuse to use or for people to say, but I don't think so.

"I can't use that (Europe) as an excuse at all. We're not concerned, not just yet. We've had a lot of games, drew the first three, but we could have won a couple of those."

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