Premier League, Chelsea beat Norwich 3-1: Records broken
Chelsea kept their issues off field out in what was a sound display versus Norwich City in a crucial Premier League encounter. The 3-1 win helped the Blues consolidate on their number three position in the standings. Trevoh Chalobah, Mason Mount, and Kai Havertz netted the goals for Chelsea. Teemu Pukki scored the lone goal for Norwich. Here are the key records scripted.
- Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government and the club's future has been thrown into uncertainty.
- However, on the pitch, this was a strong show by the visitors as they gained three vital points.
- The win sees Chelsea gain impetus as they have opened up a substantial gap over the other sides fighting for the fourth place.
Chelsea gained a crucial 2-0 lead inside the opening 15 minutes. Chalobah opened the scoring in the third minute, meeting Mount's corner. The in-form Havertz assisted Mount next for the second. Norwich responded after half-time and Pukki gave his side hope from the penalty spot. However, Havertz sealed the required three points with a late goal for Chelsea.
Chelsea are third, having played 27 games. They have collected 56 points and are eight above Arsenal, who are fourth with 48 points (25 games). The Blues sealed their fourth successive league win. They have forwarded 56 goals, besides conceding 19. Meanwhile, Norwich are bottom of the pile. They suffered their 19th loss of the season and have 17 points from 28 matches.
As per Squawka Football, German international Havertz has scored and assisted in the same game for the first time this season. He has five league goals and two assists this season. Overall, Havertz has played 46 games, scoring nine and making five assists. Mount now has 21 PL goals and 17 assists. He has been involved in 15 PL goals this season (G8 A7).
Newcastle extended their unbeaten run in the PL to nine games after earning a crucial 2-1 win over Southampton. The Magpies have picked up the same number of PL points in 2022 (20) as Norwich (7), Leeds (7), and Watford (6) combined. Only three teams in Europe's top five leagues have won 20+ points in 2022 (Liverpool 22, Barcelona 20, and Newcastle 20).