Premier LeagueEven without the injured Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea easily coped with Norwich. The Blues came home with heavy numbers 7-0. Mason Mount was the big guy with three goals.
Chelsea beat Malmo 4-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, but saw Romelu Lukaku’s exit during that match with an ankle injury. It’s still not really clear how long the striker will be up for, but against Norwich Chelsea had to manage without the Red Devil. Overall, this shouldn’t be a problem, because after eight days of matches, Norwich was finally deserted 2 out of 24.
From the first minute, it was clear that the home team was just too big with just a few sizes. Chelsea set up camp almost continuously in the Norwich half and took the lead after eight minutes bouncing off Mount – talk of a dream start. After a full half of one-way traffic, Chelsea took a 3-0 lead at the break thanks to goals from youth producers Hudson-Odoi and James. The match had already been played at that time.
However, the worst is yet to come for visitors. A Chilwell cross and an own goal from Aarons ran out the Blues with a score of 5-0, after which Norwich also had to continue to score after Gibson’s second yellow card. In the absolute final, Norwich had to empty the cup from the bottom, as Mount completed a hat-trick with two late goals (one penalty kick after two attempts). 7-0 was the clear end result but not even exaggerated, Chelsea are still in the lead with 22 out of 27. What about Norwich? This looks like a bird for cats this season.
Benteke sees the winning goal rising in smoke
Crystal Palace, with Christian Benteke in the heart of the striker, played host to Newcastle (1-1) at home. Benteke (56.) scored 1-0 with an amazing header, and Callum Wilson (65) equalized. Benteke appeared to be the winner with a winning goal three minutes from the end, but the VAR thought otherwise. He saw a previous pull error by one of his teammates.
Then Wolverhampton moved to Leeds (1-1). Leander Dendoncker was given a lead and saw his teammate Hee-Chan Hwang open the score after 10 minutes. This score remained on the board until injury time. Rodrygo (90.+3) used eleven meters and gave his team a point at the end.
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