Chelsea 7-0 Norwich Metropolis: Mount scores hat-trick as Blues thrash Canaries

Mason Mount’s opener was his first Chelsea aim since their Champions League semi-final second leg win towards Actual Madrid in Might

Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Premier League leaders Chelsea thrashed backside membership Norwich at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel’s aspect had been 2-0 forward inside 18 minutes as Mount and Callum Hudson-Odoi scored their first objectives of the season, with Mount turning supplier to arrange Reece James for a 3rd aim earlier than half-time.

Fellow defender Ben Chilwell scored for the fourth successive recreation to increase Chelsea’s lead shortly after the restart, earlier than Max Aarons’ personal aim and Mount’s late double wrapped up the win.

Canaries defender Ben Gibson was despatched off for 2 yellow playing cards to cap a depressing afternoon for the away aspect, who stay rooted to the underside of the desk and and not using a win this season.

Blues ease to comfy victory

With Lukaku and Werner dominated out with accidents suffered towards Malmo in midweek, Tuchel performed Kai Havertz as a false 9 with Mount and Hudson-Odoi both aspect, and collectively they fashioned a cell entrance three that commonly outmanoeuvred a labouring Norwich defence.

The Canaries’ lack of urgent afforded the Blues gamers far an excessive amount of time on the ball and so they ruthlessly took benefit, with the London membership unlikely to have a extra comfy afternoon this season.

Norwich’s failure to shut Mount down gave the England midfielder time and area to attain the opener from the sting of the field after simply seven minutes, whereas Kovacic and Mount had been capable of arrange Hudson-Odoi and James respectively to successfully finish the sport as a contest earlier than the break.

Substitute Milot Rashica had an effort saved by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy as Norwich briefly threatened to get again into the sport at first of the second half, however the remainder of match changed into a procession.

Their afternoon was summed up by the sight of supervisor Daniel Farke together with his fingers outstretched on the touchline in utter bemusement at his aspect’s defending after Chilwell scored Chelsea’s fourth.

Hudson-Odoi’s cross then deflected off Aarons and crept below Krul for an unlucky personal aim, earlier than Gibson was rightly proven a second yellow card minutes later for a careless problem on James.

Krul managed to save lots of Mount’s late penalty however VAR noticed he had strayed off his line, with Mount scoring the re-taken kick.

Blues substitute Ruben Loftus-Cheek beat the offside entice to tee up Mount for his hat-trick in stoppage time.

It was a becoming efficiency for Chelsea as they paid tribute to former vice-chairman Matthew Harding, who died in a helicopter crash as he flew residence from a recreation at Bolton 25 years in the past in 1996.

It was additionally a poignant day Norwich, who wore T-shirts throughout the warm-up in assist of team-mate Dan Barden following his prognosis with testicular most cancers.

Participant of the match

HavertzKai Havertz

Chelsea

  1. Squad quantity29Participant titleHavertz

  2. Squad quantity21Participant titleChilwell

  3. Squad quantity20Participant titleHudson-Odoi

  4. Squad quantity24Participant titleJames

  5. Squad quantity19Participant titleMount

  6. Squad quantity2Participant titleRüdiger

  7. Squad quantity8Participant titleKovacic

  8. Squad quantity6Participant titleThiago Silva

  9. Squad quantity5Participant titleJorginho

  10. Squad quantity12Participant titleLoftus-Cheek

  11. Squad quantity14Participant titleChalobah

  12. Squad quantity16Participant titleMendy

  13. Squad quantity22Participant titleZiyech

  14. Squad quantity18Participant titleBarkley

Norwich Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleKrul

  2. Squad quantity5Participant titleHanley

  3. Squad quantity17Participant titleRashica

  4. Squad quantity2Participant titleAarons

  5. Squad quantity44Participant titleOmobamidele

  6. Squad quantity21Participant titleWilliams

  7. Squad quantity15Participant titleKabak

  8. Squad quantity22Participant titlePukki

  9. Squad quantity23Participant titleMcLean

  10. Squad quantity16Participant titleNormann

  11. Squad quantity30Participant titleGiannoulis

  12. Squad quantity24Participant titleSargent

  13. Squad quantity20Participant titleLees-Melou

  14. Squad quantity4Participant titleGibson

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 24James
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 64′minutes
  • 8Kovacic
  • 21Chilwell
  • 19Mount
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forZiyechat 70′minutes
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forBarkleyat 70′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 4Christensen
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 17Saúl
  • 18Barkley
  • 22Ziyech
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 31Sarr

Norwich

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Krul
  • 15Kabak
  • 5Hanley
  • 4GibsonBooked at 65mins
  • 2Aarons
  • 20Lees-MelouBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRashicaat 45′minutes
  • 16NormannBooked at 83mins
  • 23McLean
  • 30GiannoulisSubstituted forWilliamsat 45′minutes
  • 24SargentSubstituted forOmobamideleat 69′minutes
  • 22Pukki

Substitutes

  • 7Rupp
  • 10Dowell
  • 17Rashica
  • 18Tzolis
  • 19Sørensen
  • 21Williams
  • 28Gunn
  • 35Idah
  • 44Omobamidele

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