The Canaries suffered a 7-0 drubbing by the hands of league chief Chelsea on Saturday in what was one of the crucial one-sided matches you’re ever more likely to see within the English high flight.
Defeat retains winless Norwich all-time low of the Premier League, with simply two factors from 9 matches and a staggering aim distinction of minus 21.
On the reverse finish of the desk, Chelsea prolonged its lead over Liverpool in second place to 4 factors, although Jurgen Klopp’s aspect performs its recreation in hand in opposition to Manchester United on Sunday.
There have been early indicators that this was going to be a protracted afternoon for Norwich and its supporters, as Mason Mount opened the scoring inside 10 minutes.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James made it 3-0 at half time, earlier than Ben Chilwell and a Max Aarons personal aim prolonged the result in 5 simply after the hour mark.
Issues went from unhealthy 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 targets, Mount getting them each to safe his first Premier League hat trick.
“Earlier than the sport I put strain on myself to get on the rating sheet, then three got here round in the identical recreation,” Mount informed BT Sport after the match. “It is clearly an enormous second for me. I will bear in mind this one for a very long time.”
Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel added: “It was a very good efficiency. We have been sharp and put in numerous effort.
“The offensive guys want targets to really feel absolutely blissful and … so it will assist quite a bit. He [Mount] waited lengthy, too lengthy so it was good he acquired some targets.”