Tuchel tells Chelsea to prove Norwich thrashing was not a one-off

Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager has commended his team for the tremendous display as the Blues hosted Norwich at the Stamford Bridge this weekend, while also stressing the fact for the continuous form regardless of their winning ways.

Chelsea was left without the likes of their two forwards Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner, who both picked injuries as they hosted Swedish side Malmo in their third champions league campaign this season and therefore were absent as they hosted Norwich.

While speaking to BT Sport, Tuchel said: “Yes, a good performance, we were sharp, put in a lot of effort.

“High-pressing, [we] played a high rhythm and created a lot of chances and we were very precise. It was a deserved win. To score seven you need a bit of luck and momentum, but a good game.

“This will not stop, this is only one game and the next one follows on Tuesday here, up for a challenge again and they will have to prove it again. All the credit, but it’s only one game.”

Mount had not scored since netting in a 2-0 Champions League win over Real Madrid in May, however he stole today’s show.

The game ended in a 7:0 in favour of the Blues as Mason Mount netted thrice, recording a hat-trick while also opening and closing the score sheet.

Tuchel said: “It’s good, because no matter what the coach says and how many good opportunities you have, how satisfied the coach is, the offensive guys need goals to feel fully happy, full confidence.

“He waited long, too long, and it was good that he got some goals today.”

Tuchel had concerns about fatigue with Mount, and he added: “I don’t think it was a matter of now he is fresh and yesterday he was tired. For now it’s a process, we are still in between international breaks, I think it’s normal. It’s a status that will not change from one game to the other.

“I agree that today he looked fresh and it was good to put him on the pitch. We need to be careful with these players … who play important roles in their national teams and have a lot of competitions.”

Mount also has something to say “Before the game I was putting pressure on myself to get on the scoresheet because it’s been quite a long time since I did, and then three come around in the same game.

“I don’t think I’ve ever scored more than one in a game for Chelsea, so it’s obviously a massive moment for me to get three, I’ll remember this for a long time.

“You put pressure on yourself. I was always getting in the positions to score, but I just wasn’t putting it in the back of the net, and I just thought there’d be a game where it was going to come off and today was the day.

“It was my luck today, and obviously the team as well, not just me. The way we played today, I spoke before about intensity, an early kick-off, being at it from the beginning and we were like that today.” Mount concluded.