Thomas Tuchel issues update on key pair of strikers
Chelsea put Norwich to the sword
Chelsea rampaged past Norwich courtesy of seven goals from English players, including a hat-trick from Mason Mount.
Mason Mount has scored his first ever Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea. pic.twitter.com/FvNkoP7oXc
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Opening the scoring in the seventh minute with a smart finish from outside the area, Mount added a second when he fired a penalty past Tim Krul at the second time of asking.
What a finish from Mason Mount! 🎯
Chelsea take the lead early on against Norwich and it’s a lovely strike from one of their own 🌟 pic.twitter.com/1CwRob7mtI
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The Norwich stopper saved the first attempt, but it was required to be retaken after the Canaries ‘keeper was adjudged to have been off his line when the ball was struck, therefore gaining an unfair advantage, despite the Blues already 5-0 up.
As the East Anglian outfit continued to fall apart, there was just time for Mount to tap in a third, and Chelsea’s seventh of the afternoon, after Ruben Loftus-Cheek squared the ball to him six yards out.
Thomas Tuchel issues update on pair of strikers
Heading into the encounter, there were some concerns about where the goals would come from for Chelsea. Both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner limped out of their Champions League clash with Malmo, and were subsequently ruled out of the Norwich tie.
Tougher tests will come, but how long will the Chelsea pair be out for? Thomas Tuchel provided an update on the situation, revealing:
“There’s no big news. They will be out of Southampton too but from there we will see. They are both having treatment and feeling positive.”
While there is no timescale on their recovery, Chelsea will be hoping to have both back as soon as possible. With the new-found goalscorers however, they may not miss them too much against the Saints.