After back-to-back two-goal efforts for Tammy Abraham before the international break, Chelsea’s No.9 turned things up even further with a hat-trick against Wolverhampton Wanderers today. In the process, he set a couple new club and league marks.
His hat-trick was the 149th in Chelsea history, making him the 72nd different player to score at least three in one game. It’s the fourth Chelsea hat-trick in the last twelve months after Eden Hazard (vs. Cardiff City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (vs. BATE), and Olivier Giroud (vs. Dynamo Kiev).
Incidentally, Michy Batshuayi and Álvaro Morata also scored hat-tricks in the last few years, so it’s not necessarily indicative of long-term goalscoring prowess for the club.
It’s also the third September in a row that a Chelsea player has managed to score a hat-trick.
Jan 2016 — Oscar: 3 vs. MK Dons (a) 5-1 — FA Cup
Sep 2017 — Batshuayi: 3 vs. Nottingham Forest (h) 5-1 — League Cup
Sep 2017 — Morata: 3 vs. Stoke City (a) 4-0 — Premier League
Sep 2018 — Hazard: 3 vs. Cardiff City (h) 4-1 — Premier League
Oct 2018 — Loftus-Cheek: 3 vs. BATE (h) 3-1 — Europa League
Mar 2019 — Giroud: 3 vs. Dynamo Kiev (a) 5-0 — Europa League
Sep 2019 — Abraham: 3 vs. Wolves (a) 5-2 — Premier League
Abraham now has 7 goals in his last 3 games (more than any other player in the league at the moment) as he continues to spearhead the young Chelsea attack. In fact, all 11 of Chelsea’s league goals have been scored by Academy graduates — Mason Mount adding 3 and Fikayo Tomori getting 1 as well — all three of whom are 21 or younger. That’s never been seen in the Premier League before (i.e. since at least 1992).
11 - Excluding own-goals, Chelsea have become the first team in Premier League history to have 11 consecutive Premier League goals scored by players aged 21 or younger. Zest. https://t.co/OezhqKu4JO— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2019
Speaking of history, Tammy has become the youngest player for Chelsea to score a Premier League hat-trick.
3 – Tammy Abraham (21y 347d) has become the youngest ever Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick, and is the youngest Englishman to do so in the competition since Raheem Sterling (v Bournemouth) in October 2015. Outstanding. pic.twitter.com/huibRPCliW— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2019
And after replays confirmed that it was Abraham who blocked Kepa Arrizabalaga’s parry back into his own net for Wolves’ first consolation goal on Saturday, he also became the first ever player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick at one end and an own goal at the other.
Making history! Let’s keep it going!