Mount wears Chelsea which humiliates Norwich
Media365 editorial staff, published on Saturday 23 October 2021 at 15:35
Saturday afternoon, Chelsea inflicted a big correction on Norwich (7-0), opening the 9th day of the Premier League. Mason Mount saw triple.
Leader of the English championship, Chelsea confirmed their place on Saturday by taking the best of Norwich City. And the Blues did it with panache. Against too feverish promoted, they were irresistible and signed their biggest success of the Tuchel era. A clear 7-0 which spoke volumes about the level gap between the two teams. And to think that the European champions were performing without a real center-forward, after losing Lukaku and Werner to injury …
A match quickly folded by the Blues
After twenty minutes of play, it was obvious that this meeting was going to be one-sided. Mason Mount (8th) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (18th) started their team on the right track. Having done the hard part quickly, Londoners then benefited from the many spaces left by their opponents behind their backs. The festival of goals was then inevitable.
Reece James brought the score to 3-0 just before the break (42nd). Upon returning from the locker room, the locals could have thought of easing off a bit, but the opportunity was too good to heal the goal-average. Defender Ben Chilwell made his contribution to this show of force by scoring in turn in the 57th. It was 5-0, then 6-0 instantly after Maximilian Aarons scored against his side (62nd).
Mount’s Dazzling Awakening
The final touch to this convincing success for Chelsea was provided by Mount. While he remained five months without a goal scored before this game, the former Derby County signed two other goals late in the game (85th and 91st) to afford a hat-trick. The first on a penalty shot in two stages, and the second on a recovery of the flat foot after a good overflow from Loftus-Cheek.
Present in the stands of Stamford Bridge on the occasion of this meeting, England coach Gareth Southgate did not make the trip for nothing. He saw four of his proteges find the way to the opposing nets. There could even have been two more on the scorers’ sheet since returning Loftus-Cheek and Barkley also stood out late in the game with dangerous strikes.