Abraham scores hat-trick as Chelsea thrash Wolves

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Tammy Abraham scored his first Chelsea hat-trick as the Blues earned a thumping win over Wolves.

Fikayo Tomori opened the scoring with his first goal for the club in the first half with an outrageous 30-yard strike.

And it was that man Abraham who stole the show from then on, helping himself to the match ball with a 21-minute treble for a 4-0 lead.

Romain Saiss and Patrick Cutrone set Chelsea nerves jangling, but Mason Mount completed the rout in second-half stoppage time.

Tomori, playing alongside the fit-again Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in a back three, expertly controlled a first-time effort from well outside the box just after the the half-hour mark.

Within three minutes Abraham had his fifth goal in three games, turning sharply after the ball broke to him in the box following good work by Mount.

The striker’s sixth goal swiftly followed, this time with a powerful header following a fine delivery from recalled wing-back Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea had looked comfortable before Tomori’s stunning effort but failed to create any chances in a cagey start against a Wolves side still searching for a first Premier League win of the season.

Rudiger went closest to opening the scoring with a near-post flick from a corner, while the main home threat came from the searing pace of Adama Traore.

But Chelsea seized control from the moment Tomori crashed in the opener and, after Abraham’s rapid treble, Mount should have added a fifth but shot wide after rounding keeper Rui Patricio.

Two home goals put the pressure on Lampard’s side, who have now conceded 11 goals in five Premier League matches.

But Mount’s third goal of the season wrapped up a deserved win.

Chelsea: Kepa, Rudiger [Zouma 45], Tomori, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic [Barkley 70], Alonso, Willian, Mount, Abraham [Batshuyai 77].
Subs not used: Caballero, Pedro, Giroud, Pulisic.

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