Tammy Abraham matches Cristiano Ronaldo record as Chelsea dominate Wolves

Tammy Abraham celebrated twice before half-time against Wolves (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham equalled a feat only previously achieved by Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli when he headed home against Wolves at Molineux.

After a cagey opening half hour, Fikayo Tomori had given Chelsea the lead with a 35-yard strike that Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio will feel he should have saved.

Tomori was involved again just two minutes later when he roved forward from centre-half and found Mason Mount bursting into the box.

The midfielder was tackled but the ball broke kindly to Abraham who stroked the ball home to double Chelsea’s advantage, his fifth goal of the season.

He made it six before half-time when he connected with a Marcos Alonso cross and, as well as giving Frank Lampard and co a commanding lead in the game, he wrote himself into the history books.

His brace, a third in as many games, made him only the third player aged 21 or under to score twice in three consecutive Premier League appearances, emulating Ronaldo in December 2006 and Alli in January 2017.

Abraham had never scored in the Premier League for Chelsea before this season, although he had opened his account in the top-flight while on loan at Swansea.

However, his spell in south Wales was hardly a prolific one – he only managed five in 31 appearances – and he admitted earlier this week that it taught him a lot about making the most of his chances.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against Reading in December 2006 to set the record equalled by Tammy Abraham today (Picture: Getty)

‘It was a good learning curve going to a team like Swansea,’ Abraham said.

‘We didn’t create a lot of chances and we weren’t on the ball as much.

‘With Chelsea growing up in the academy I was used to winning things, scoring a load of goals, but at Swansea I learned the other side to football in the Premier League. It made me into a man even quicker

‘At Chelsea if we are not on the ball for the majority of the game then we can count it as a disappointment. I’m playing with so many quality players here, some of the best players in the world.

‘I get to learn off them and train with them every day, so it’s nice to be in this environment.’


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