Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

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Chelsea vs Norwich LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

A hat-trick from Mason Mount propelled Chelsea to a 7-0 win over bottom side Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, extending their lead at the top of the table.

Mount opened Chelsea’s account when he sent the ball low into the net after a layoff from Jorginho in a move started down the left by the ever-busy Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The 20-year-old Hudson-Odoi earned his own reward 11 minutes later when he latched on to a pinpoint throughball from Mateo Kovacic and held his nerve to fire home past the outstretched leg of Norwich keeper Tim Krul.

A third Chelsea Academy product got on the scoresheet three minutes before halftime when Mount slid the ball into the path of Reece James and the wing-back produced a delicious chip over the advancing Krul.

It took 12 minutes of the second half for Chelsea’s, now purring, machine to score again when left back Ben Chilwell sent a Kovacic pass across the face of the goal and into the back of the net past a despairing Krul.

Norwich, who have failed to win a game this season and have scored just two goals, were in disarray and then suffered the indignity of an own goal from Max Aarons in the 62nd and a sending off for Ben Gibson after a second yellow card two minutes later.

Krul saved a penalty from Mount late in the game but VAR showed he had moved off his line and when the kick was retaken in the 85th minute Mount made no mistake. Mount capped off a fine performance with a tap in from a Ruben Loftus-Cheek pass in the 91st.

Chelsea vs Norwich

  • Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi

  • Norwich: Krul, Hanley, Kabak, Gibson, Aarons, Lees-Melou, McLean, Normann, Giannoulis, Pukki, Sargent

  • 8 mins: Mount fires Chelsea ahead

  • 18 mins: Hudson-Odoi doubles advantage

  • 42 mins: James chip makes it three

  • 57 mins: Chilwell lashes in low finish

  • 62 mins: Aarons deflects a cross into his own net for five

  • 64 mins: Gibson sent off for Canaries after second yellow

  • 84 mins: Mount nets a twice-taken penalty for six

  • 90 mins: Tap-in for a hat-trick for Mount

Chelsea FC 7 - 0 Norwich City FC

GOAL! Brighton 1 - 4 Man City (Mahrez, 90+5’)⚽️

19:23 , Michael Jones

90+5 mins: Icing on the cake!

Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

19:22 , Michael Jones

90+3 mins: Foden is denied again but this time by Veltman. City win a corner and Foden knocks it short to De Bruyne. He works it back to Fernandinho who gives it to Rodri. City are in no rush to work the ball forward now. They’re happy to keep possession.

Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

19:20 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Five minutes of added time to play. Foden has come alive again since De Bruyne has come on. A couple of times now he’s been played into the box by the midfielder and Sanchez has come to Brighton’s rescue. Foden still needs another goal to get a hat-trick.

Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

19:15 , Karl Matchett

87 mins: Riyad Mahrez comes on to replace Gabriel Jesus who is encouraged to hurry his way off the pitch by the referee. You wouldn’t think City had a two-goal cushion with the ways they’re trying to waste time.

Brighton 1 - 3 Man City

19:12 , Michael Jones

84 mins: We’ve seen stranger things happen than Brighton earning themselves a point here. Manchester City have been rocked in this second half. Ederson is booked now for time-wasting as he takes a goalkick.

GOAL! Brighton 1 - 3 Man City (MacAllister, 81’)⚽️

19:11 , Michael Jones

81 mins: Substitute Alexis MacAllister puts the ball onto the penalty spot. He steps up and belts it to Ederson’s left. Ederson gets a good hand to the ball but can only push it into the inside side netting! Brighton have on back, can they get another?

Penalty to Brighton!

19:09 , Michael Jones

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

79 mins: Trossard slips the ball into the left side of the box for Mwepu who shifts it away from Ederson as he flings himself at the ball. The goalkeeper doesn’t get there and cleans out the man instead. Brighton have a chance to get back into the game.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

19:07 , Michael Jones

78 mins: Brighton defend the corner well and Guardiola makes another change. Kevin De Bruyne replaces Jack Grealish.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

19:05 , Michael Jones

75 mins: Pep Guardiola makes a change and brings of Fernandinho to wrestle back control of the midfield. Ilkay Gundogan is the man replaced.

Grealish receives the ball as it comes over the top and tries to take on Veltman. He shows a bit too much to the defender though and Veltman knocks the ball behind with a well-timed tackle.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

19:03 , Michael Jones

72 mins: Brighton have shown guts after that first half. They’ve taken the game to City but just can’t find a goal. Moder once again flicks a nice ball into the area as Mwepu loses his marker. He looks to volley the dropping ball at goal but misses it as he looks away and City tidy up.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:58 , Michael Jones

69 mins: March makes a run in between the City centre-backs and collects an aerial pass from Dunk. He sends it out to Trossard who scoops it over Walker’s head and back to March. March has his back to goal and Dias prods it away. Walker and Trossard tussle over the loose ball with Walker winning the battle after a push in his back earns City a free kick.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:53 , Michael Jones

66 mins: Moder’s making a strong case for being Brighton’s best player today. He brings the ball down the left side before cutting inside, shimmying around Dias and having a shot deflected behind for a corner.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:51 , Michael Jones

63 mins: Save! Moder’s making things happen for Brighton. He plays a one-two with Mwepu to squeeze into the box before slipping a pass through for Trossard who’s approaching from the left. Trossard takes the ball and smokes one at Ederson and the goalkeeper palms the ball into the ground and it bounces wide of the far post!

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:49 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Brighton are making a better show of it now and Graham Potter decides to make a double change. Maupay and Burn are off with Enock Mwepu and Tariq Lamptey coming on.

Lamptey gets a nice welcome from Cancelo who clatters into the right-back after he makes a clearance and gets shown a yellow card by the referee.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:46 , Michael Jones

57 mins: Brighton win the ball in their own half with Trossard finding Moder on the left flank. He sends it quickly up to March who drives down the wing. Maupay makes a good run off the ball into the box as the cross comes in but he can’t quite reach it and City take over.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:44 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Save! Ederson denies Gross! This is miles better from Brighton who see a fair bit of possession around the City penalty area. The work the ball over to Trossard on the left edge of the box and he flicks it to the back post where Gross brings the ball down and hits a shot on the turn. His effort is straight at Ederson who blocks it with his chest before the ball comes loose. Maupay’s stuck on his heels though and can’t react quickly enough to poke it home.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:41 , Michael Jones

51 mins: There are certainly more goals in this game. Foden curls a great cross into the box and almost finds Jesus but Burn dives at the ball and heads it out for a corner that Brighton deal with.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:38 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Grealish dribbles into the left side of the box and almost loses possession but manages to prod the ball to Gundogan who gives it Cancelo on wide on the left. Cancelo knocks it into the feet of Foden who spins towards goal and shoots but his effort goes wide.

Second half: Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:34 , Michael Jones

Kick off: No changes from either team at the break. Brighton seem to have switched up the formation though, moving to a back four with March pushing into midfield.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:27 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter’s got the same half-time team talk to make that Daniel Farke had against Chelsea earlier today. Farke’s Norwich went on the lose that match 7-0, what will Potter’s Brighton do?

Go after City or try to limit the damage?

Phil Foden shining for Man City

18:21 , Michael Jones

Phil Foden has scored multiple goals in a Premier League match for the second time. He netted a double in a 5-0 home win against Burnley on 22 June 2020.

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Half-time: Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:17 , Michael Jones

45+2 mins: The difference between the skill levels on display has been huge. Manchester City have been sensational over that 45 minutes and in contrast Brighton are putting in one of their worst performances of the year.

Graham Potter will be very disappointed with that opening half. His team let Man City run rampant.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:15 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Two minutes of added time to play in the first half.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:15 , Michael Jones

43 mins: Rodri gives the ball away to Gross who plays it across to Burn. He knocks it into March who shimmies to his right and drills one from just outside the box. Ederson gets across and blocks the shot, the ball loops into the air and the City goalkeeper is able to recover it before it goes out of play.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:13 , Michael Jones

41 mins: Solly March swings a corner ball into the penalty area but his cross sails over everyone and is collected by Jesus. He flicks the ball over a defender and threatens to sweep up the pitch before deciding to pass it to Cancelo who loses the ball to a sliding Adam Lallana.

Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:10 , Michael Jones

38 mins: Phil Foden has been awarded the third goal as well due to the deflection so he’s got himself a brace already. Not a bad trip to the seaside so far for the Englishman.

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Brighton 0 - 3 Man City

18:07 , Michael Jones

35 mins: It thought the game would be a lot closer than this but Brighton only have themselves to blame. Two of the three goals have come from sloppy passes and them seem so open at the back. There are gaps everywhere for City to exploit.

GOAL! Brighton 0 - 3 Man City (Foden, 31’)⚽️

18:01 , Michael Jones

31 mins: That’s game over. Dunk gives the ball away to Bernardo who runs it to the edge of the box and lays it off to Jesus on the right. He fires a pass over to Grealish who brings it down and sends a shot towards the near post. Sanchez keeps it out but the rebound falls to Jesus who blasts it at the goalkeeper, the shot hits Foden and deflects into the back of the net.

GOAL! Brighton 0 - 2 Man City (Foden, 28’)⚽️

17:58 , Michael Jones

28 mins: City are lethal on the counter! Cucurella loses misplaces a pass and gives the ball to Bernardo Silva. He turns towards goal and slots a delightful pass up for Grealish. Grealish dribbles into the area, draws out the goalkeeper and then squares a pass to Foden. Foden and Burn both go for the ball, initially it looks as though Foden clipped it into the back of the net but a replay shows it may have come off Burn. Either way it’s another goal for Man City.

Brighton 0 - 1 Man City

17:57 , Michael Jones

26 mins: Kyle Walker is booked for clipping the heels of Marc Cucurella and stopping a Brighton attack from developing.

Bernardo Silva is given the ball out on the right wing and spies Foden making a run into the box. A threaded diagonal pass it meant to pick of the youngster but Sanchez reads the play and sprints off his line to scoop up the loose ball before Foden can reach it.

Brighton 0 - 1 Man City

17:54 , Michael Jones

23 mins: Only Mo Salah (16) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more Premier League goals in 2021 than Manchester City’s Ilkay Gündogan (13).

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Brighton 0 - 1 Man City

17:52 , Michael Jones

20 mins: Save! Man City turn it on again, they seem to be able to pass it around Brighton’s defence whenever they move the ball quickly. Foden drives the ball up the middle of the pitch as City break on the counter-attack. He’s got Grealish and Jesus up with him and decides to play it over to the left. Grealish then cuts inside and has a shot deflected over to Jesus. It’s a lucky break for City as Jesus rolls the ball onto his left foot and hits a low shot towards the back post. Sanchez is down quickly and makes another decent one-handed save.

Brighton 0 - 1 Man City

17:49 , Michael Jones

17 mins: Brighton have responded brightly to going behind. Maupay goes wide from range and then Trossard works the ball clear down the right and picks out Moder with a cross into the middle. Moder wins the header but doesn’t trouble the goalkeeper.

GOAL! Brighton 0 - 1 Man City (Gundogan, 13’)⚽️

17:45 , Michael Jones

13 mins: That didn’t take long. It’s a shocker from Sanchez. Rodri dinks the ball into the box to Walker who passes it inside for Bernardo to lay it off for Foden. Foden’s shot loops up into the six-yard box and should be easily claimed by Sanchez. Instead he drops it under pressure from Jesus and Bernardo gets to the loose ball. He chips it over the goalkeeper and Gundogan is there to tap it home.

OFF THE LINE! How has Dunk kept that out?

17:44 , Michael Jones

12 mins: City sweep up the pitch and slide Gabriel Jesus into the right side of the box. He shifts away from a tackle but looks like he’s kept hold of the ball too long. Sanchez comes out to close him down just as Jesus takes the shot. The goalkeeper gets a good chunk of the ball but not enough to fully stop it from bouncing into the net. That is until Lewis Dunk leaps towards the ball and kicks it back over his own head to clear it off the line! Brilliant defending!

Brighton 0 - 0 Man City

17:42 , Michael Jones

11 mins: A poor pass from Walker gives the ball away to Pascal Gross who dribbles up towards the box. He’s got options in front of him as City scramble to get back but he messes up with a miscued ball that comes straight to Grealish.

Brighton 0 - 0 Man City

17:38 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Save! Joao Cancelo gets an early sighter after Jack Grealish brings the ball into the left side of the box. He cuts it back to the left-back who checks to the right before sending a low shot towards the near post and forcing Robert Sanchez into a one-handed diving stop.

Brighton 0 - 0 Man City

17:36 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Phil Foden wins a free kick on the left wing for City after Lewis tracks him across the pitch and gives him a little shove in the back. Foden himself swings the set piece into the penalty area but Solly March is the first man to the ball and he heads it away.

Brighton 0 - 0 Man City

17:34 , Michael Jones

3 mins: Nice play from Brighton as Leandro Trossard carries the ball down their right flank. He slots it inside to Jakub Moder who sweetly turns towards goal evading a tackle in midfield. He overruns as he approaches the box allowing Aymeric Laporte to win the ball but it was an early sign of Brighton’s attacking mindset.

Brighton 0 - 0 Man City

17:32 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Manchester City get the ball rolling at the Amex Stadium. They’re wearing their god-awful third kit and send the ball out to Kyle Walker easing his way forward on the right side. The diagonal ball drops for him but big Dan Burn nips in front of the right-back and heads it out for a throw in.

Brighton vs Man City

17:26 , Michael Jones

Here come the players. This should be a decent match. Brighton have been defensively solid so far this season and should prove to be tough opponents for Man City. The longer the game goes without City scoring the more Brighton will grow in confidence.

Brighton vs Man City

17:21 , Michael Jones

Raheem Sterling isn’t included in the Manchester City squad for today’s game and Pep Guardiola confirmed that this is down to a back problem for the England forward.

It’s a blow for City as Sterling has scored four goals in four Premier League starts against Brighton, netting a hat-trick on his last visit to the Amex Stadium in July 2020.

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Brighton vs Man City

17:16 , Michael Jones

Neal Maupay has scored four of the Seagulls’ eight league goals this season however he’s failed to register a single shot in his last three appearances against Manchester City.

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Brighton vs Man City

17:12 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have kept six clean sheets in their opening eight Premier League games for the first time. They’ve only conceded three goals so far which is the fewest in the league alongside Chelsea (also three).

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Brighton vs Man City

17:08 , Michael Jones

Manchester City have lost two of their last five away fixtures in the Premier League, winning two others and getting one draw. For Manchester City usual standards those stats may just give Pep Guardiola something to think about especially if they fail to beat Brighton at the Amex today.

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Brighton vs Man City

17:04 , Michael Jones

Brighton are unbeaten in five Premier League fixtures, although they have drawn their last three in a row.

The Seagulls have been involved in 19 goalless draws since their promotion to the Premier League in 2017-18, the most of any team in the division in the same period.

Pre-match thoughts of Adam Lallana

17:00 , Michael Jones

Brighton’s Adam Lallana is expecting a tough game against the Premier League champions tonight but is relishing the challenge. Have a watch of his pre-game interview:

Guardiola on Brighton

16:55 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola has a soft spot for Brighton and enjoys watching them play under Graham Potter. Whenever the two side meet Guardiola is full of superlatives for the Seagulls. During his pre-macth presser he said:

“I enjoy watching Brighton. They are an exceptional team. They are the same team [as last season. We are] absolutely not [looking for revenge]. In football, you win or lose.

“Last season, we were champions. We were preparing to play the final of the Champions League. Now, we are fighting to be champions - there is a big difference.”

Potter on Manchester City

16:51 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter outlined the size of the task ahead of his Brighton team this evening during his programme notes for the game. He calls Man City the best team in the Premier League and say his players will have to play positively to beat them. He wrote:

Manchester City have consistently been amongst the best, if not the best, in the Premier League during my time as Brighton manager, and we know how good they are, and what the task in front of us is.

“They are a fantastic group of players, and with a manager and staff held in the highest regard. We know that we will need to be at our very best to keep our recent good run going, and the players will approach the game with the same positive attitude they have shown all season.”

Pep Guardiola not thinking about revenge as Man City prepare for Brighton

16:47 , Michael Jones

Pep Guardiola insists there will no thoughts of revenge in his head when he takes his Manchester City to Brighton on Saturday.

City blew a 2-0 lead to be beaten 3-2 at the Amex last season after having Joao Cancelo sent off just 10 minutes into the match, in which Guardiola confronted Brighton boss Graham Potter who subsequently apologised for some over-zealous celebrations of his side’s opening goal.

The defeat was a setback for City in the final weeks of their build-up to the Champions League final, but Guardiola said it had not been part of his thinking this week.

Pep Guardiola not thinking about revenge as Man City prepare for Brighton

Head-to-head: Brighton vs Man City

16:43 , Michael Jones

Brighton came from 2-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-2 in this fixture last season so will be confident that they can challenge the champions this evening.

That win ended a run of seven straight defeats for the Seagulls against Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League.

Team changes: Brighton vs Man City

16:40 , Michael Jones

Graham Potter makes just one change from the team that drew with Norwich last time out. Solly March returns to the line-up replacing Shane Duffy.

Pep Guardiola meanwhile makes just two changes to the starting XI that faced Club Brugge during the week. Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez drop out with Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus brought in.

Line ups: Brighton vs Man City

16:30 , Michael Jones

Brighton XI: Sanchez, Cucurella, Dunk, Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Lallana, Moder, March, Burn, Veltman

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Jesus, Foden, Grealish

Last time out: Brighton vs Man City

16:26 , Michael Jones

Brighton’s start to the season has come even better than Graham Potter would have imagined. 15 points from the first eight games with four wins, three draws and just one defeat, against Everton. The Seagulls will play with confidence but they’ll understand that they’re up against it today.

Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were on target for City as they swept Burnley aside at the Eithad Stadium. As you would expect City dominated possession and completed more than double the amount of passes as Burnley. Pep Guardiola will be wanting his team to continue thier good form to move within one win of Chelsea.

Early team news: Brighton vs Man City

16:19 , Michael Jones

Brighton are without Steven Alzate and Danyy Welbeck who both have long-term injuries but there is an ‘outside chance’ that Adam Webster could return according to manager Graham Potter. Webster’s inclusion would be a big boost for the Seagulls but he may not quite be match fit.

Manchester City an almost full squad to select from with only forward Ferran Torres absent with a metatarsal issue.

Brighton vs Man City

16:15 , Michael Jones

The evening kick off sees a clash at the top of the Premier League table as fourth-placed Brighton host third-placed Manchester City.

If the Seagulls defeat City they’ll move up to third whilst the champions can move within two-points of current leaders Chelsea if they take all three points.

Pep Guardiola’s men are in decent form having won their last two matches and come into the fixture on the back of a 5-1 demolition of Club Brugge in the Champions League.

Brighton meanwhile have drawn three games in a row, with the last two both ending goalless, but they’ve only conceded five goals in the league and will make it tough work for City’s superstars.

Mason Mount scores hat-trick as leaders Chelsea put seven past 10-man Norwich

14:57 , Michael Jones

Mason Mount bagged a hat-trick as Chelsea handed hapless 10-man Norwich a 7-0 homegrown hammering to cement top spot in the Premier League.

Chelsea youth products Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James set the tone with first-half goals as the Blues ran riot at Stamford Bridge.

England left-back Ben Chilwell then drilled in his fourth goal in five games for club and country, Max Aarons put through his own net and the Canaries had Ben Gibson sent off for two yellow cards.

Mason Mount scores hat-trick as leaders Chelsea put seven past 10-man Norwich

Thomas Tuchel’s post match thoughts

14:53 , Michael Jones

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, praised his players for the performance they put in against Norwich in the early kick off. His team stormed to a 7-0 victory at Stamford Bridge and Tuchel puts that down to Chelsea’s intensity. He said:

We played a good performance. We were sharp and put in a lot of effort. We pressed high and won many balls, we played with a high rhythm and created a lot of chances. To score seven you also need a bit of luck and momentum, but it was a good effort.

“This is just one game, the next one follows on Tuesday evening [in the EFL Cup]. The players deserve all the credit, but it’s also only one game.

“The focus was that we keep the same intensity and we create opportunities. This is what we demanded. You need luck to score and you need the moment. That’s why I’m happy because the intensity was high and the rhythm was high.

“I feel very sorry [for Daniel Farke] because we did not stop and we didn’t want to stop. We said at half-time we wanted to keep going. It feels horrible for Daniel today – I hope he keeps his head up and puts his team back on track. He deserves it and he’s a good guy.”

Reaction from Mason Mount

14:44 , Michael Jones

A very happy Mason Mount told BT Sport after the game:

Before the game I put pressure on myself to get on the scoresheet, then three came around in the same game. It’s obviously a massive moment for me. I’ll remember this one for a long time.

“I was always getting in positions to score, but I just wasn’t putting it in the back of the net. I thought the last one might be offside. It was my luck today, but it’s also about the team. We spoke before about being at it from the beginning, we did that today.

“Players came in in the absence of other players. We were on it the entire game but we never dropped our standards and kept going.

“I always want to play every game. Sometimes you’ve got to take a backwards step, but in the last couple of games I’ve felt at it and ready to play. It’s a big moment for me to score three at home at Stamford Bridge.”

Chilwell continues goalscoring streak

14:42 , Michael Jones

Ben Chilwell is the first English player to score in four consecutive Premier League games for Chelsea since Frank Lampard in February 2013.

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Chelsea vs Norwich: Five things we learned as fluid Blues batter woeful Canaries

14:35 , Michael Jones

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points as they demolished a dreadful Norwich City 7-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s what we learned from Chelsea’s impressive display:

Five things we learned as fluid Chelsea batter woeful Norwich

English players star for Chelsea

14:33 , Michael Jones

The England manager, Gareth Southgate, was in attendance at Stamford Bridge today and Chelsea’s English stars must be causing him a headache.

Mason Mount (3), Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James all scored for the Blues but Ruben Loftus-Cheek put in a decent performance as a substitute and Ross Barkley came close to scoring as well.

With so many player’s performing well it’s a great position for Southgate to be in ahead of next year’s World Cup.

Chelsea blow Norwich away at Stamford Bridge

14:28 , Michael Jones

The scariest thing about Chelsea’s 7-0 victory over Norwich is that is easily could have been more. Ross Barkley was twice denied by Tim Krul as was Hakim Ziyech who also sent two shots narrowly wide of the goal.

The Blues were several classes above their rivals today and the Canaries showed why they’re bottom of the table.

Mount shines for Chelsea

14:25 , Michael Jones

25 games without a goal for club and country? No problem.

Full-time: Chelsea 7 - 0 Norwich

14:22 , Michael Jones

90+4 mins: An absolute mauling from Chelsea. From the first minute they destroyed Norwich. Without Lukaku, without Werner, without Azpilicueta.

They move four points clear at the top of the table as well.

GOAL! Chelsea 7 - 0 Norwich (Mount, 90+1’)⚽️

14:18 , Michael Jones

90+1 mins: Yes there is! Mount gets a hat-trick! Loftus-Cheek brings the ball up the right from his own half and plays a one-two with Ziyech to get in behind. He drives the ball into the box, almost loses control of it which draws Krul off his line but recovers in time to cut it back for Mount to smash it into the open net. There’s a quick VAR check for offside but the goal stands!

Chelsea 6 - 0 Norwich

14:17 , Michael Jones

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play. Time for another goal?

GOAL! Chelsea 6 - 0 Norwich (Mount, 85’)⚽️

14:12 , Michael Jones

85 mins: This time he scores! Down the middle, slightly to the right of Krul who gets a hand to it but there’s too much power of the shot from Mount for him to stop it. Chelsea have six!

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

14:12 , Michael Jones

84 mins: Drama! Mason Mount takes the penalty and hits it low to the goalkeeper’s left. Krul leaps across and keeps it out!

But wait... Krul came off his line too early and the penalty has to be retaken.

Penalty to Chelsea!

14:11 , Michael Jones

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

82 mins: Another corner for Chelsea comes to Kovacic who finds Rudiger in the six-yard box. He shoots on the spin and has his effort blocked by Mathias Normann!

Normann dives across the shot and brings it down with his hands. VAR advises Andy Madley to take a look at the monitor, he watches the replay and points to the spot.

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

14:08 , Michael Jones

80 mins: Save! Ross Barkley is denied by Krul! He turns off the shoulder of Kabak as Kovacic slides the ball into the box and then drills one at goal only for Krul to palm it away with a strong left hand!

The resultant corner it played short to Mount who knocks it inside to Ziyech. Ziyech checks to the left and blasts one at goal only for Krul to push it over the crossbar!

Fantastic double save from the Norwich goalkeeper.

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

14:05 , Michael Jones

77 mins: Chance! Chelsea substitutes are keen to impress Thomas Tuchel. They’re not content with just five goals. James brings the ball down the right and drifts into the box before laying it off to Ziyech. He shifts to the left and sends a curling shot towards the far top corner but it sails mere inches wide of the back post!

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

14:01 , Michael Jones

74 mins: Chelsea’s fifth goal has gone down as a Max Aarons own-goal which continues the trend of Englishmen scoring all of the Blues’ goals today.

Andrew Omobamidele comes on for Norwich with Josh Sergeant going off.

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

13:59 , Michael Jones

71 mins: Barkley gets stuck in immediately. He’s given the ball in the final third but loses possession. Loftus-Cheek wins it back with the next tackle and prods it to Mount. Mount lays the ball back off to Barkley who shoots from outside the box and pulls his effort just wide of the right-hand post.

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

13:55 , Michael Jones

68 mins: Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakin Ziyech and Ross Barkley are all on for Chelsea. Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Kai Havertz are the men replaced.

RED CARD! Gibson is off!

13:53 , Michael Jones

Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich

65 mins: Things are getting worse for Norwich. Ben Gibson recklessly dives into a late challenge on Reece James who gets the ball in a nothing area, middle of the pitch, out wide. Gibson cleans out the defender and picks up his second yellow card of the game. He can’t really complain as Andy Madley pulls out the red card. A moment of madness from the Norwich defender.

GOAL! Chelsea 5 - 0 Norwich (Aarons OG, 62’)⚽️

13:49 , Michael Jones

62 mins: It’s five! Callum Hudson-Odoi brings the ball into the left side of the box and belts one at goal. There’s a big deflection off Max Aarons that causes Tim Krul to fumble his save and the ball gently rolls over the line. Hudson-Odoi claims it but it will probably go down as an own-goal.

Chelsea 4 - 0 Norwich

13:49 , Michael Jones

60 mins: Ben Chilwell has scored three goals in his last four games for Chelsea and has also netted for England during that time. He’s in a remarkable run of form and becomes the fourth Englishman of the day to score for Chelsea.

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GOAL! Chelsea 4 - 0 Norwich (Chilwell, 57’)⚽️

13:43 , Michael Jones

57 mins: He’s scored again! Chelsea work the ball nicely across from the right this time with short passes drawing the defenders out of position. The Blues create an overload on the left as Hudson-Odoi comes into the box bringing Aarons with him leaving Chilwell free. Kovacic gives him the ball, he sets himself and then belts it across goal and finds the back corner!

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:42 , Michael Jones

54 mins: Havertz makes a run into the inside right pocket as Jorginho picks him out with a through ball. He runs into the right side of the area and shoots but Hanely gets across and blocks the ball out for a corner.

Norwich defend the set piece and work the ball down the pitch. Chilwell is sends a poor pass back towards Mendy but Rashica intercepts and shimmies into the box. Mendy’s come out to receive the pass so the goal is wide open. Rashica shoots but Mendy slides across to stop the shot with an outstretched leg. Great goalkeeping.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:39 , Michael Jones

51 mins: Kovacic wins the ball in Norwich’s final third and gives it Chilwell on the left side. He looks for a cross but decides it’s not on and passes it back to Jorginho. Jorginho gives it back to Kovacic who dinks a pass into the box for Havertz but he’s put under pressure from Hanley and the ball skips away from him and into the hands of Krul.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:36 , Michael Jones

48 mins: Chelsea have calmed down. They’re not pressing and instead are inviting Norwich to bring the ball forward. Sargent and Aarons combine on the right wing but the ball comes loose before they reach the box and Rudiger takes over possession.

Second half: Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:34 , Michael Jones

Kick off: Daniel Farke makes two changes at half-time as he tries to orchestrate a mircaluous comeback. Brandon Williams and Milot Rashica replace Pierre Lees-Melou and Dimitris Giannoulis.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:27 , Michael Jones

Where do Norwich go from here? They’ve lost the game, Chelsea have only conceded three goals in the league all season and Norwich at least four to win.

Does Daniel Farke tell his team to go for it? Or is it a damage limitation job?

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:20 , Michael Jones

Mount, Hudson-Odoi and James all find the target for Chelsea in the first half. They’ll be extending their lead at the top of the table unless Norwich can somehow pull off a miracle.

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Half-time: Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:17 , Michael Jones

45+1 mins: Three goals in that first half for Chelsea and they head into half-time with the points all but secured. It could yet get worse for Norwich who have been passive and unthreatening. The match is a glorified training session for Chelsea. Norwich need to try something different.

Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich

13:16 , Michael Jones

45 mins: Just one minute of added time to play. Norwich will want to get into the break.

GOAL! Chelsea 3 - 0 Norwich (James, 42’)⚽️

13:14 , Michael Jones

42 mins: They’ve got three! It’s not Rudiger but Reece James who gets the third. Chelsea work the ball from the left wing over to the right. Kovacic to Jorginho to Mount. He threads the ball into the box for James who outpaces Giannoulis, gets to the ball and then chips it over the goalkeeper with a finish worthy of any centre-forward!

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

13:13 , Michael Jones

39 mins: If desire and intent measure the likelihood of a goal than Antonio Rudiger will score today. He’s made a number of brilliant runs up from centre-back without his slacking in his defensive duties. He sends a deflected shot straight at Krul.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

13:08 , Michael Jones

36 mins: A change in tactic from Norwich who boot it long towards Teemu Pukki. Chilwell heads the aerial ball to Hudson-Odoi who’s cuaght in possession by Kabak. Hudson-Odoi goes down wanting a free kick but play goes on with Kabak knocking the up before shooting from just outside the penalty area. He goes for goal but the shot is always rising and goes over the crossbar.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

13:06 , Michael Jones

33 mins: Chelsea win the ball from a Norwich throw in and send it to Mount. He starts his run from his own final third and carries the ball up the inside right channel. Norwich’s defenders drop off him and allow him to reach the front right corner of the penalty area. Havertz makes a run off the ball, cutting in from the right and Mount attempts to play him in but Hanley steps up at the right moment to stop the pass and clear the defender. Good defending from him.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

13:01 , Michael Jones

30 mins: Dimitris Giannoulis makes a nice run down the left and swings it a fairly decent cross. Aarons is arriving from the right but Ben Chilwell leaps in front of him and heads the ball clear for Chelsea.

Hudson-Odoi takes on Kabak and shimmies inside of the defender. He picks out Mount on the right side of the penalty area and his shot flies straight at Krul who keeps it out.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

12:59 , Michael Jones

27 mins: Norwich just aren’t being allowed to play on the ball. They do well to stop an attack through the middle and send the ball over to Max Aarons on the right side. He looks up and drives down the wing but is quickly caught by a back-tracking Hudson-Odoi who, with help from a covering Kovacic, wins back the ball.

Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

12:56 , Michael Jones

24 mins: Callum Hudson-Odoi is the 17th person to score for Chelsea this season which is more than any other Premier League side. Mason Mount was the 16th with his opener.

Jorginho scoops the ball into the box for Reece James on the overlap. He keeps it in play and wins Chelsea a corner.

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Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich

12:53 , Michael Jones

21 mins: Thomas Tuchel will be very pleased with that one. Hudson-Odoi has been a bright spark for Chelsea since kick off and his display so far deserved a goal.

Chelsea haven’t even got out of second gear yet.

GOAL! Chelsea 2 - 0 Norwich (Hudson-Odoi, 18’)⚽️

12:49 , Michael Jones

18 mins: Chelsea double their lead! Lovely movement from Callum Hudson-Odoi who gets his first goal of the season for Chelsea. Rudiger brings the ball into midfield and Hudson-Odoi drops deep to receive the pass bringing Ozan Kabak out of position. Rudiger plays it centrally to Kovacic instead who sends a perfectly weighted ball into the space behind the defender. Hudson-Odoi sprints past Kabak, collects the ball, runs into the box and calmly slots it into the back corner.

Chelsea 1 - 0 Norwich

12:44 , Michael Jones

14 mins: Hudson-Odoi has started strongly on the left wing. He’s linking well with the players close to him and this time plays Havertz in behind. Havertz attempts another cross and wins a corner.

Mount takes the set piece and cheekily passes it low into the area trying to meet the run from deep of Ben Chilwell as he makes his way towards the near post. The pass it slightly off though and Norwich clear it.

Chelsea 1 - 0 Norwich

12:41 , Michael Jones

11 mins: That goal is Mason Mount’s first one in 25 games for club and country. He’ll have just been starting to feel a bit of pressure to get back on the scoresheet and he’s done so if beautiful fashion. This could turn into a long day for Norwich.

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GOAL! Chelsea 1 - 0 Norwich (Mount, 8’)⚽️

12:38 , Michael Jones

8 mins: Great finish from Mason Mount! Hudson-Odoi brings the ball down the left wing and flicks a cross into the middle of the box. Norwich think they’ve dealt with the threat as a headed clearance comes out to Jorginho. He knocks it up to Mount just outside the box and he lets the ball roll across his body before blasting it low and quick into the bottom left corner!

Chelsea 0 - 0 Norwich

12:36 , Michael Jones

6 mins: Chance! Antonio Rudiger pushes up the pitch and provides an option for Kovacic on the inside left. He’s given the ball and encouraged to shoot from the Chelsea faithful. Rudiger obliges them and hits a low, curling shot towards the far corner but Tim Krul dives across and keeps it out.

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