Chelsea hit SEVEN past Norwich, Paulo Fonseca in 'advanced Newcastle talks', Everton in for Alexis Sanchez

CHELSEA put Norwich to the sword as Thomas Tuchel's men hit SEVEN in the early Premier League offering.

Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as injured pair Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner watched on from the sidelines.

We've the very latest on Newcastle's potential new boss, while Everton are reportedly eyeing a swoop for Alexis Sanchez.

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  • Kostas Lianos


    Watford have turned things around at Goodison Park and are on their way to a massive victory.

    Juraj Kucka equalised for the Hornets 15 minutes after Richarlison’s goal and Joshua King went on to complete a hat-trick.

    Emmanuel Bonaventure scored the visitors’ fifth, which practically sealed the Toffees’ fate

  • Kostas Lianos


    Things are getting lively at Selhurst Park as both Crystal Palace and Newcastle have scored.

    Christian Benteke opened the scoring for Palace on 56 minutes but Callum Wilson equalised for the Magpies – the score is still 1-1.

    Everton have regained the lead against Watford at Goodison Park thanks to Richarlison’s strike.

    Wolves still lead at Leeds whereas Southampton and Burnley are tied

  • Kostas Lianos


    Burnley have equalised at St Mary’s with Maxwel Cornet’s second of the day!

    For the record, Cornet opened the scoring on 13 minutes before Tino Livramento’s equaliser.

    Armanda Broja turned things around for Southampton but the Clarets managed to hit back just now.

    What an exciting match!

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    As everyone knows, Chelsea thrashed Norwich with a score of 7-0 at Stamford Bridge in a match that saw only English stars scoring.

    But there’s more Premier League action taking place as Crystal Palace and Newcastle are still goalless.

    Everton and Watford are tied 1-1 following goals by Tom Davies and Joshua King.

    Wolves still lead 1-0 at Leeds thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s opener

  • Giacomo Pisa


    West Brom’s game with Bristol City was delayed by 15 minutes due to a ‘medical emergency involving a fan’.

    Kick-off at The Hawthorns went ahead at 3.15pm instead after medical teams were needed to assist the stricken supporter.

    The promotion-chasing Baggies tweeted: “Owing to a medical emergency involving a fan inside the stadium, kick-off has been delayed by 15 minutes.

    “Our thoughts and prayers are with the supporter. We’re all with you.”

    Bristol City reiterated the message and added: “The thoughts of Bristol City are with those affected.”

  • Giacomo Pisa


    Here’s an update on the 3pm Premier League kick offs as the half time whistles are sounding up and down the country.

    • Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle
    • Everton 1-1 Watford
    • Leeds 0-1 Wolves
    • Southampton 1-1 Burnley


    Crystal Palace fans unfurled a huge banner protesting at the new ownership of Newcastle – accusing them of terrorism, beheadings and murder.

    The supporters in the Holmesdale Road end held the giant mural aloft just before the two sides entered the pitch at Selhurst Park ahead of their Premier League game.

    On it was an image of the Saudi Investment Fund PIF brandishing a sword, with Premier League chief executive Richard Masters holding a dagger with blood dripping at his feet around a bag of money.

    There was also a checklist of offences human rights organisations say the Saudi regime is responsible for, with a tick next to each one.

    The offences were: terrorism, beheadings, civil rights abuse, murder, persecution and censorship.

    Newcastle were then roundly booed by the home crowd as they entered the field.


    Thomas Tuchel admitted ‘feeling horrible’ for Norwich boss Daniel Farke as Chelsea ‘did not want to stop’ scoring in their 7-0 thrashing.

    Tuchel once worked with Farke at Borussia Dortmund and could not help but admit feeling sorry for his old friend.

    He told BT Sport: “The focus was that we keep the same intensity and we create opportunities.

    “This is what we demanded. You need luck to score and you need the moment. That’s why I’m happy because the intensity was high and the rhythm was high.

    “I feel very sorry because we did not stop and we didn’t want to stop. We said at half-time we wanted to keep going.

    “It feels horrible for Daniel today – I hope he keeps his head up and puts his team back on track. He deserves it and he’s a good guy.”


    THREE Premier League clubs are being linked with a move for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans.

    The 24-year-old has less than two years remaining on his current contract, and rejected the Foxes latest offer of a new deal.

    Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are monitoring the playmaker, according to Calciomercato.

    And there’s interest from Europe too.

    Juventus, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid AND Atletico Madrid are all reportedly keen on a move for the Leicester man.

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      After a lengthy VAR check Watford have an equaliser against Everton!

      Josh King’s strike was initially ruled out for offside, but following a VAR review the goal is given.

      Watford are up and running under Claudio Ranieri.

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      HAT’S OFF

      Mason Mount admitted to putting himself under heavy pressure to get back to scoring goals – but returned to the scoresheet with a hat-trick.

      Before Norwich’s visit to Stamford Bridge, Mount had not scored since May, in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final win against Real Madrid.

      And ahead of the match, the England international said it was ‘about time’ he put one into the back of the net.

      But after then going on to get THREE, Mount told BT Sport: “Before the game I put pressure on myself to get on the scoresheet, then three came around in the same game.

      “It’s obviously a massive moment for me. I’ll remember this one for a long time.

      “I was always getting in positions to score, but I just wasn’t putting it in the back of the net.”

    • Giacomo Pisa


      The 3pm kick offs are underway!

      And there’s already been a goal!

      Everton are leading Watford after just TWO minutes thanks to a Tom Davies goal.

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      Callum Hudson-Odoi – 9
      He was very lively and did the hard work with his directness to help setup Mount’s first goal and then followed that up with a beautiful run and finish of his own to put Chelsea 2-0 up.

      Chelsea’s star man all game with his direct play and making things happen for them in the final third. Man of the Match.

      Mason Mount – 9
      Took his first half goal excellently with a nicely drilled shot, then he setup Reece James for his goal with a perfectly weighted pass. He was really up for this game and really energetic and playing full of confidence. 

      Kai Havertz – 6
      He was certainly the quieter and least effective of the front three but he also had some good moments and held the ball up well when he was asked to. Would have liked to have seen more effect from him today.

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      Reece James – 8
      Scored Chelsea’s third goal with a lovely little dink over the keeper, and his overall play was excellent throughout the game.

      Links up really well with Mason Mount, obviously!

      Ben Chilwell – 8
      He is thriving on this inverted wing back role he is playing and often looks like he is playing more in the ten role.

      He looked to be struggling a bit with a niggle at the start of the game but soon sorted that out and contributed well and finished his goal superbly. 

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      Jorginho – 8
      Lovely assist for Mount’s goal in the first half and his overall play was energetic and influential. He helps dictate Chelsea’s play and control their press as they hunted in packs to get the ball back.

      Mateo Kovacic – 9
      Inch perfect pass from him to setup Hudson-Odoi’s first half goal and his passing range going forward was excellent today, something he has really improved on this season. Great contributions for Chelsea on the ball and dribbling out of danger.

    • Giacomo Pisa


      Here’s how SunSport rate the Chelsea players from the 7-0 thrashing against Norwich.

      Edouard Mendy – 8
      He was largely just a bystander for Chelsea as they breezed past Norwich City, but all he did need to do he did well and was also very vocal from the back again and his block with his leg to stop a Norwich goal was superb.

      Trevoh Chalobah – 8
      He has settled into this Chelsea team so well like he has been a mainstay in there for the last three seasons. He was calm, contributing in attack and midfield when stepping out, and good defensively.

      Thiago Silva – 8
      He is the one that always instils calmness throughout the whole team. So good on the ball and making the right pass out of the back, helping to setup many Chelsea attacks and good moves.

      Antonio Rudiger – 8
      The crowd kept calling for him to shoot from distance and he did have a couple of half decent efforts. So energetic and direct when on the ball in an offensive position and he was solid at the back as well.

    • Giacomo Pisa


      So the first Premier League contest is complete, if you can call it a contest.

      And here’s what is still to come in the top flight this afternoon:

      • Chelsea 7-0 Norwich (FT)
      • Crystal Palace vs Newcastle (3pm)
      • Everton vs Watford (3pm)
      • Leeds vs Wolves (3pm)
      • Southampton vs Burnley (3pm)
      • Brighton vs Manchester City (5.30pm)


      This is the 18th time Chelsea have scored six or more goals in a Premier League match.

      The Blues have achieved the feat more often than any other side in the competition’s history.

      And based on today’s performance they look like doing it again in the not too distant future.

      Thomas Tuchel’s side cruised to a 7-0 win, without first choice strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner.





      Seventh heaven for Chelsea!

      Mason Mount has sealed a hat-trick in stoppage time!

      The 22-year-old hadn’t scored since May before today, but he’s more than made up for that this afternoon.

      Thomas Tuchel’s side have been irresistible today.


      This time Mason Mount scores!

      It’s six of the best for the Blues!

      Mount goes for power, blasting the spot kick straight down the middle.

      Krul gets a leg to it, but can only divert the ball into the back of the net.

      • Giacomo Pisa


        Tim Krul has saved a Mason Mount penalty!

        But it’s going to have to be re-taken!

        Krul was off his line!

        Mount will have another chance from twelve yards…

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        Arsenal are reportedly interested in a move for Genk striker Paul Onuachu.

        According to Mundo Deportive, Mikel Arteta’s side are one of a host of clubs in the race to sign the giants 6ft 7in striker.

        The 27-year-old has scored 11 goals in 16 games so far this season for Genk, after netting 35 times in the last campaign.

        He is said to be available for just £17million, with Tottenham and West Ham two other clubs showing an interest in a move for the forward.

      • Giacomo Pisa

        RED CARD!

        Oh dear Norwich fans, it’s gone from bad to worse.

        Ben Gibson has been SENT OFF for a reckless sliding tackle on Reece James.

        The centre-back was already on a booking, why did he go lunging in like that?

        What a poor decision.

        The Canaries are down by five goals, and have to play the final 25 minutes with ten men.

      • Giacomo Pisa


        ANOTHER one for Chelsea!

        Max Aarons has diverted a Callum Hudson-Odoi cross into his own net.

        That is so unlucky!

        Thomas Tuchel’s side have now hit the Canaries for FIVE!

        It’s the first time Chelsea have scored five goals at home in the Premier League since 2019.

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