Tammy Abraham is hoping 2019-20 will be his season, after netting a hat-trick in Chelsea 5-2 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molinueux on Saturday.
The Nigeria-born forward has had to be patient in his pursuit of senior recognition at Stamford Bridge.
Fierce competition for places has forced him out of west London on several loan moves, but Frank Lampard has opened the door for an exciting academy graduate as greater emphasis is placed on youth.
That faith has been richly rewarded, with Abraham’s treble at Molineux taking him to seven goals across his last three games.
“I hope this is my season,” Abraham told BBC Sport.
“I have to keep working hard in every training session, every game. Every game I want to prove myself to the gaffer.”
Chelsea took complete control of their Premier League meeting with Wolves inside the first-half.
Fikayo Tomori broke the deadlock just past the half-hour mark, before Abraham added two more to the Blues’ tally before the interval.
He completed his hat-trick six minutes into the second half, with Lampard’s side able to take their foot off the gas slightly from that point.
“Today the plan, it worked well,” said Abraham.
“We were disappointed about the Sheffield United game and not coming away with all three points so we brought that disappointment into this game as motivation.
“We have trained really hard since coming back from internationals.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!