Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea on Saturday defeated bottom of the table Norwich City in a 7-0 thriller to maintain their lead in the 2022/2023 English Premier League season table.
Chelsea’s victory earned them 22 points this weekend to maintain the gap between them and rivals Liverpool.
The Reds will have to win their away match against Manchester United on Sunday to close the gap on Chelsea.
Naija News understands that Norwich is yet to win a match this season.
Chelsea’s forward, Mason Mount scored his first Premier League hat-trick against Norwich today, clearing the coast for the Blues.
Jorginho had teamed up with Mount to open the scoring in the eighth minute of the game.
Chelsea doubled their lead with another goal through Callum Hudson-Odoi, who slid in from Mateo Kovacic’s pass.
The Blues made it three before half-time when Reece James brilliantly dinked the ball in from Mount’s assist.
While the Canaries are yet to recover from their wounds, the fourth goal on 57 minutes came in for the Blues through Ben Chilwell, his fourth in as many matches, Naija News understands.
To make it five for Chelsea, Hudson-Odoi played a deflective shot in off Max Aarons.
The game became tougher for Norwich after a second yellow card was handed to Ben Gibson.
At this time, Chelsea added a sixth through Mount’s retaken penalty.
Though Tim Krul had saved the original spot-kick, he was adjudged to have been off his line when the ball was struck.
Mount completed his hat-trick in stoppage time, to inflict the Canaries’ joint-heaviest Premier League defeat and secure a third successive victory for Chelsea, giving them 22 points.