'My family are Arsenal fans': Tammy Abraham speaks about his late goal against Gunners
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has picked out his late winner against Arsenal as the highlight of his first full season with the Blues.
It was an unforgettable moment for the players and the fans, as they completed a comeback against their city rivals at the Emirates Stadium in December.
Arsenal took an early lead through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, before two late Chelsea goals – by Jorginho in the 83rd minute and Tammy in the 87th minute – turned the game around.
For Tammy, the goal was special not only because of the magnitude of the match but also due to personal reasons.
He told Daily Mail: “That was my biggest highlight because the rest of my family are Arsenal fans.
“To score against Arsenal is a dream come true for me.”
The 22-year-old has established himself as Chelsea’s primary goal-scorer under Frank Lampard, netting 13 times in 25 appearances in the Premier League.
He has been out of the team since the devastating loss against Bayern Munich in February due to injury, but football’s suspension has given him a bit more time for recovery.
He admitted that he is eager to continue the season but at the same time worries about his family.
“It was my first full season at Chelsea, I was having a great season and I would love it to continue,” he said.
“My dad has asthma, so if I was to return to the Premier League and, God forbid, I do catch this disease and bring it home it’s the worst thing possible.
“The last thing I need is to catch the virus myself or be in contact with anyone with the virus.”
The England international would even consider living in a hotel and isolating himself from his family if the Premier League does return.
The UK government have published a 50-page document that could see Premier League restart on June 1 (Goal).