SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND (REUTERS) – Chelsea roared back again to type as two targets each by Timo Werner and Mason Mount and initial 50 % strikes by Marcos Alonso and Kai Havertz sealed a 6- Leading League earn over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday (April 9).
Chelsea went up 1- in the eighth minute as Alonso ran on to a deft flick by Mount and blasted in his very first league aim due to the fact the opening day of the marketing campaign.
Mount, Chelsea’s major scorer in the league this season, equalled his tally of nine goals from the preceding campaign with a superb shot from outdoors the box soon after Southampton’s shaky defence failed to deal with Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s cross.
Southampton’s implosion continued as Werner produced up for his earlier misses by beating Jan Bednarek for speed in advance of rounding Fraser Forster and finishing into an empty internet. Havertz then swept in Chelsea’s fourth just after Werner hit the put up once again.
It was the seventh time Southampton conceded four or extra in the initially fifty percent of a league sport below Ralph Hasenhuettl, raising fears amongst residence admirers of another humiliation along the traces of 9- defeats by Leicester Town and Manchester United they suffered in preceding seasons.
A relentless Chelsea have been rewarded yet again after the split as Werner tapped in a rebound from N’Golo Kante’s effort which was saved by Forster. Mount concluded the rout with another straightforward end in the 54th moment.
“It offers us confidence to get back profitable and have that experience. I said in advance of every single recreation is a last and that begun these days. We need to have to carry this on,” Mount reported.
It was the perfect tonic for the European champions, who were beaten 3-1 by Genuine Madrid in the opening leg of their Champions League quarter-last on Wednesday immediately after getting thrashed 4-1 by Brentford last weekend.
Victory also assisted Chelsea sustain their drive for a top rated-four finish, with Thomas Tuchel’s facet 3rd in the desk with 62 points from 30 matches. They take a look at Madrid on Tuesday right before next weekend’s FA Cup semi-ultimate from Crystal Palace.