Chelsea have extended their winning run in all competitions to four games with an impressive 4-1 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.
Two of The Blues’ young guns were on target again in Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount while there were also goals for N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi as Frank Lampard’s side ran riot on the South Coast.
Nathan Redmond dealt Chelsea an early scare but his effort from range could only skim the top of the crossbar.
The South West Londoners were soon celebrating though. Callum Hudson-Odoi lofted a lovely pass over the top which Abraham latched on to and he lobbed Angus Gunn to net the first goal of the game.
Eight minutes later, it was 2-0 when Willian played in Mount to score following a flowing move before Danny Ings pulled a goal back from close range for the hosts.
A thrilling first half of action produced one further Chelsea goal before the break. Kante took aim from 20 yards and his effort took a deflection on it’s way to deceiving Gunn and flying into the net.
Ings almost had his second goal of the game on the stroke of half-time but Jorginho darted back to slide in and block the ball from crossing the line.
The second half didn’t really start with the same level of excitement. Hudson-Odoi and Abraham both registered efforts on goal which didn’t really cause any concern for Saints keeper Gunn while Maya Yoshida’s long range strike could be classed as ambitious at best.
Chelsea were to end up 4-1 winners with Batshuayi netting a rare league goal. The Belgian fired home from inside the box after receiving the ball from Christian Pulisic to round-off another impressive victory.
Lampard’s side return to action after the international break when Newcastle United are the visitors to Stamford Bridge.