Abraham, however, opened his account for the Blues with a well-taken volley at Carrow Road and struck an equally impressive winner from outside the penalty area midway through the second period.

Defensive frailties, which have been a hallmark of performances under Lampard so far, allowed Norwich to twice draw level during a chaotic opening period, but Abraham insisted Chelsea were always confident of creating opportunities after the break.

He told BT Sport: ‘We knew coming here it wasn’t going to be easy I’ve played against Norwich here, it’s always tough.

‘We knew we had to start on the front foot. If you let them start sharp they will always score goals. ‘We started off well and had a few chances then we conceded two goals.

We came in in the dressing room and said there are going to be more chances, just stay in the game, be patient and defend well and we’ll get another goal.’ On his first goals and winning for Lampard, he added:

‘It is something I have always dreamed about doing. To score for my childhood club.

To get into the first team and to start scoring goals. I am just happy I can help my team.

‘I wouldn’t say it’s a relief but we knew we had to win. The first two games of the season were tough. We came here knowing we needed the three points.’