Coming into the match against Sheffield United for the Premier League this weekend, there were hopes that Chelsea could finally get their first win at home with manager Frank Lampard at helm. That however was not the case for us, as the visitors showed once again that we should not drop our guard against any opponent in the English league — even those who have been recently promoted from the Championship.
The 2-2 draw can only be seen as a major disappointment for a team that had everything going their way in the first half, and saw all of that fall apart in the second one. And as Lampard said in his press conference after the game, we do it all as a team. Which is why young striker Tammy Abraham, who scored our two goals in the game against the Blades, takes responsibility from a bad result.
“We are all disappointed with this draw. We’re Chelsea and no team should be able to come here and play better than us, and Sheffield United were better than us in the second half.
“We were gifted two goals in the first half and from there we should have killed the game off, come out in the second half and upset the opposition. We know Sheffield United will always fight till the end.
“We should have frustrated them, but them scoring an early goal in the second half didn’t help. From there we had to relax, calm everything down, and go out there and win the game.
“It wasn’t good enough from all of us. I take responsibility as well being one of the players out there.”
But the most positive aspect of the game came from his feet. After a brace against Norwich at Carrow Road to open his Chelsea tally, he repeated his feat at Stamford Bridge in front of more than 40,000 fans. They went on to cheer his name, and applaud him when he came off the pitch to give way to another youngster, Billy Gilmour, in the second half.
His stellar performance could have been made better had Chelsea gotten the three points, as by his own admission. Nevertheless, it was still an amazing feeling for the boy who is working to prove himself worthy of such trust from his coach and teammates, week in and out, on the pitch.
“I just looked around the stadium and said ‘wow’. I couldn’t believe it.
“Chelsea fans are amazing. They have always supported me.
“From a young kid growing up they have always pushed me to get into the first team, and now I am here they have backed me ever since.
“Hopefully now we can start getting some wins for them.”
-Tammy Abraham; Source: Chelsea FC
So say we all!
Tammy Abraham is only one league goal away from Oliver Giroud at Chelsea. Giroud has made 43 league appearances, Tammy is making his 6th today— CarefreeYouth (@CarefreeYouth) August 31, 2019