Tammy Abraham said Mason Mount’s second-half goal was crucial to securing the last-gasp point in the 3-3 draw against West Brom on Saturday.
It felt more like dropping two points rather than getting away with a point but given they were three goals down at half-time, it was still a remarkable display of mentality from the young Chelsea squad.
It was not the first time they had to crawl back from a three-goal deficit, having been in a similar situation in the 4-4 home draw against Ajax back in November.
Abraham admitted that being 3-0 down at half-time was still a big hit to the team, but fortunately, Mount’s brilliancy ignited the hope they desperately needed.
He told Chelsea’s official website: “We went in at half-time and everyone was a bit down and so the manager had to lift us up.
“We knew we had to come out in the second half and try to get that early goal and thankfully Mason did which gave us good belief.
“To come back from 3-0 is never easy, and give credit to the boys who never dropped their heads.
“We kept going even though it looked like it was impossible.”
Chelsea may have shown they could score when needed, but Abraham argued that they still have to work on getting rid of the costly errors.
“First of all we need to cut out the mistakes as a team, not just defensive work, so we don’t concede,” he added.
“We need to be strong together and keep encouraging one another.