The Canaries suffered a 7-Zero drubbing by the hands of league chief Chelsea on Saturday in what was one of the crucial one-sided matches you might be ever prone to see in the English prime flight.
Defeat retains winless Norwich all-time low of the Premier League, with simply two factors from 9 matches and a staggering objective distinction of minus 21.
At the alternative finish of the desk, Chelsea prolonged its lead over Liverpool in second place to 4 factors, although Jurgen Klopp’s facet performs its recreation in hand in opposition to Manchester United on Sunday.
There had been early indicators that this was going to be an extended afternoon for Norwich and its supporters, as Mason Mount opened the scoring inside 10 minutes.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James made it 3-Zero at half time, earlier than Ben Chilwell and a Max Aarons personal objective prolonged the result in 5 simply after the hour mark.
Things went from dangerous to worse for Norwich, which then had Ben Gibson despatched off for a second yellow card with 25 minutes nonetheless to play.
Chelsea did, although, present some indicators of mercy and solely scored an additional two goals, Mount getting them each to safe his first Premier League hat trick.
“Before the game I put pressure on myself to get on the score sheet, then three came around in the same game,” Mount advised BT Sport after the match. “It’s obviously a massive moment for me. I’ll remember this one for a long time.”
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel added: “It was a good performance. We were sharp and put in a lot of effort.
“The offensive guys want goals to really feel absolutely glad and … so this may assist so much. He [Mount] waited lengthy, too lengthy so it was good he received some goals.”