(VIDEO) HIGHLIGHTS : SOUTHAMPTON 0 vs 6 CHELSEA IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Chelsea reacted perfectly to successive defeats by beating Southampton 6-0 – with all their goals in the first 55 minutes with Mason Mount and Timo Werner scoring a brace each.
Having lost 4-1 at home to Brentford in the Premier League and losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday.
The Blues put up a ruthless display at St Mary’s from the moment Marcos Alonso gave them an eighth-minute lead.
Chelsea were 3-0 up after just 21 minutes and were six in front within an hour, though the saints managed to avoid another 9-0 defeat.
Mount set up Alonso with a brilliant flick for the opener before the England midfielder struck a sweet effort from the edge of the area which found the corner.
Timo Werner raced away from Jan Bednarek, rounded Fraser Forster and slotted into an empty net from an angle for Chelsea’s third.
Having just returned to the starting line-up, Werner hit the woodwork for a third time in the first half after capitalising on more poor Southampton defending, and the rebound fell to Kai Havertz for a tap in
Mount went close with a deflected effort. However, Chelsea picked up from where they left off at the start of the second half when Werner converted into an empty net after Forster had saved from Ngolo Kante.
Werner was denied a hat-trick by another Forster save but yet again the rebound fell kindly for Mount to tap in for a simple sixth to set Chelsea back on track.
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