Chelsea cruise past Norwich

Chelsea strolled to a comfortable 7-0 win against Norwich in a one-sided contest to remain at the top of the table. The Blues were in complete control of the game as a hat-trick from Mason Mount, and goals from Hudson Odoi, Chilwell and Reece James piled more misery on Norwich City.

Chelsea were off to a quick start as Mason Mount opened the scoring in the 8th minute through a crisp strike from the edge of the box. Callum Hudson-Odoi doubled the lead in the 18th minute as he sidefooted his effort into the far corner after Kovacic played him behind the Norwich defence. The Blues ended the half strongly as Reece James scored Chelsea’s third in the 42nd minute by calmly dinking his effort over the onrushing goalkeeper.

Chilwell, who scored in the last two games continued his rich form to score Chelsea’s fourth in the opening minutes of second half by smashing his effort into the bottom-right corner. Norwich conceded their fifth goal in an unlucky fashion as Hudson-Odoi’s cross deflected off Max Aaron’s to roll past Kurl.

Norwich’s day went from bad to worse as Ben Gibson was sent off for a second yellow after catching Reece James with a late tackle. Tim Krul denied Barkley and Ziyech as Chelsea continued to attack with the man advantage. Chelsea scored their sixth of the game through a Mason Mount penalty after Rudiger’s shot was handled by Normann. Although Tim Krul saved Mount’s penalty, VAR intervened to retake the penalty as the goalkeeper was off his line.

Mason Mount rounded off the game in an emphatic way as he scored his hat-trick in the stoppage time after Ziyech and Loftus-Cheek combined well to set up a simple tap in for the England international.

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