Mason Mount and Timo Werner scored two goals each as Chelsea produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Marcus Alonso opened the scoring in the eighth minute before Mason Mount doubled their advantage in the 16th minute. Timo Werner scored the third in the 21st minute before Kai Havertz made it four in the 31st minute. Werner and Mount scored their second goals in the 49th and 54th minutes respectively to cap an emphatic win.
Southampton: Forster (5), Walker-Peters (5), Romeu (4), Ward-Prowse (4), A. Armstrong (5), Adams (5), S. Armstrong (5), Livramento (4), Salisu (4), Elyounoussi (4), Bednarek (4).
Subs: Caballero, Stephens, Redmond, Perraud, Smallbone (5), Tella, Diallo (5), Walcott, Valery (5).
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Rudiger (7), Alonso (8), Christensen (7), Silva (7), Kante (8), Kovacic (8), Werner (9), Loftus-Cheek (8), Mount (9), Havertz (8).
Subs: Pulisic (6), Ziyech (6), James (6).
Man of the match: Mason Mount
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “It was his position, it was the players around him, the connection with Mason, Kai, and Kova, he has a connection with these players. It was the double striker position, the half-left position, it was an opponent where we imagined we could find spaces in behind because it’s a higher attacking opponent. It was set out to deliver. Everything was there to make a statement that he did not give up and he is still an important player of this club and group. It was necessary.”
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: “We can discuss how bad we’ve been or how good Chelsea have been. We have to congratulate them for a very aggressive performance from the first moment on. You could feel and see they knew they would be very hot today and the only chance for us against such a team is when we are hot and they are not so. At the moment we are not convinced that we can definitely press such a team.”
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