(EFE) – Chelsea drew blood this Saturday and nailed a 7-0, with a hat trick from Mason Mount, to a Norwich City that is predestined to return to the Championship (English Second Division) sooner rather than later.
Daniel Farke’s men, whose work is hanging by a thread, have only achieved two points in nine days and they have only scored two goals, while they have received 23.
Chelsea’s win this Saturday at Stamford Bridge was not a surprise. The Blues, despite the losses of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in attack, passed them over. This was the first time in nine years that Chelsea scored seven goals at Stamford Bridge, after the eight who got Aston Villa in December 2012.
Man of the match Mason Mount snapped a 25-game hitting streak to hit the first with a hard shot from outside the area.
Callum Hudson-Odoi continued the party with a heads-up against Tim Krul after a measured pass from Mateo Kovacic and before the break Reece James made the third with a dive in front of Krul after a masterful pass from Mount.
Farke was sunk on the bench and the Norwich fans knew that a tough second half was coming, with a broken team. And things only got worse. Ben Chilwell put the fourth with a low shot and Max Aarons got the fifth in his own goal when trying to clear a cross from Hudson-Odoi.
To Norwich’s misfortune, Ben Gibson was sent off for a double yellow with 25 minutes remaining and when they were called a penalty against and Krul stopped Mount, the referee ordered a repeat because the Dutchman had gone ahead. In the second, Mount was no longer wrong. Neither did he in the seventh, when he defined a great play by Loftus-Cheek on empty goal.
And that, if it had not been for the interventions of Krul, who saved four sung goals, the defeat could have been much more dramatic for the ‘Canaries’.
Chelsea increase their advantage in the leadership of the Premier, with 22 points, four more than Liverpool, while Norwich is bottom with two units.