A double delighted day for Chelsea it was. Frank Lampard oversaw his first Premier League win with Abraham restoring his faith by scoring two goals outscoring Norwich at Carrow Road.
The match began with its first narrative twist before Martin Atkinson blew his whistle to start the game. Chelsea lost Pedro to a hamstring injury in the warm-up.
Ross Barkley replaced Pedro in a line-up which Lampard wanted to appear more clinical in front of goal. Chelsea remained unsafe at the back, creating an entertaining spectacle for the fans.
Less than a minute after Lampard celebrated a goal from Tammy Abraham, the club’s boss saw Kepa beaten as Todd Cantwell slid-home Pukki’s cross to equalize within six minutes.
With 15 minutes on the clock, Mason Mount restored the visitor’s lead with his second League goal of the season. Tt was not for a point-blank save from Tim Krul to deny Andreas Christensen, Chelsea would be two-points clear.
Albeit against the run of playing, Norwich struck at the back. Cantwell, Emi Buendia and Pukki brilliantly combined as the Fin slotted past Kepa to score his fifth top-flight in three matches to put Norwich level at the break.
Chelsea’s speed has dripped in the previous weeks following the restart. However, during this week, their dominance of possession also continued in the second half.
Christian Pulistic let it go off an opportunity to restore Chelsea’s lead. The player chose to shoot rather than squaring to Abraham. Things that frustrated the visitors most was the decision did not refer to VAR minutes later.
Marco Stiepermann who evaded two bookings in the first half appeared to catch Jorginho on the knee inside the penalty area. The referee Atkinson gave nothing and there was no VAR.
Minutes later, Chelsea brought themselves back at the front. Abraham scored his second goal to repay Lampard’s faith in abundance.
A terrific touch took it past Godfrey before Abraham drove the ball low into the bottom-left-corner of Krul’s goal. Chelsea had to themselves that they had extended their lead minute when Krul split the ball under pressure from substitute Oliver Giroud.
The referee awarded the goal which was bundled home but Kurt Zouma, only for VAR to advise that Krul was fouled in the buildup. It was another moment from the newly installed technology.