Chelsea player Tammy Abraham was more happy to save on the line against Barnsley than the goal he scored in the game.
Chelsea Barnsley won, 0-1, at Oakwell in the final of the sixteen-team English Cup final yesterday. Chelsea meet Sheffield United in the quarter-finals of the English Cup.
Abraham scored the only goal of the game yesterday on 64. minute with a shot from close range after a pass from Reece James.
Shortly afterwards, Abraham prevented Barnsley from equalizing when he saved on a line from Michael Sollbauer. Abraham said that he had played as a defender in his younger years.
“I was a defender and this was an involuntary reaction, to get to the right place. I saw the ball coming and thought to myself that I needed to do something and it worked out, “said Abraham.
” I probably enjoyed the rescue more. It was a 1-0 victory, it’s never easy to come here and we are happy. “
Chelsea have won four of their first five games under Thomas Tuchel and conceded just one goal.
Chelsea’s next game is against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the English Premier League on Monday. Chelsea are in 5th place in the league.