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Chelsea boast FOUR English scorers for first time in Prem in Norwich thrashing

CHELSEA had four Englishmen score in the same game for the first time in Premier League history as they thrashed Norwich 7-0 on Saturday lunch time.

Mason Mount bagged a hat-trick as Ben Chilwell, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James also got on the scoresheet at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea had four Englishmen score in the same game for the first time in Premier League historyCredit: EPA
Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell also scored

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Mason Mount scored a hat-trick as Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell also scoredCredit: AP

In doing so, it became the first time Chelsea had four or more English players score for them (excluding own goals) in a Premier League game.

It was also the first time it has happened in the Prem since Bournemouth played Hull in October 2016.

Chilwell scored to make it 4-0 just before the hour mark and in doing so became the first English player to score in four consecutive Premier League games since Frank Lampard in February 2013.

And on a record breaking afternoon in West London, the rout was the 18th time Chelsea have scored six or more goals in a Prem match which is more than any other team in the competition’s history.

Mount also became the 20th different player to score a Prem hat-trick for the Blues.

And only their London rivals Arsenal have had more different hat-trick scorers in the competition.

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Norwich were woeful against Thomas Tuchel’s side but the Blues hardly put a foot wrong.

Mount put pressure on himself to score in the build up to the game.

And he delivered emphatically by opening the scoring and adding two more in the final 10 minutes of the game – including an 85th minute penalty.

Speaking afterwards, the England international said: “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.

“I thought the last one might be offside. It was my luck today, but it’s also about the team.

“We spoke before about being at it from the beginning, we did that today.

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“Players came in in the absence of other players. We were on it the entire game but we never dropped our standards and kept going.

“I always want to play every game. Sometimes you’ve got to take a backwards step, but in the last couple of games I’ve felt at it and ready to play.

“It’s a big moment for me to score three at home at Stamford Bridge.”

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