Premier League roundup: Chelsea put six past Southampton while Brighton stuns Arsenal

The Blues scored through Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz to take all three points and consolidate third spot in the standings.

Chelsea beat Southampton 6-0 in the Premier League fixture on Saturday; Credit: Twitter/@premierleague
By Sreejith C R | Apr 9, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Chelsea put six goals past Southampton without reply to get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats. The Blues were beaten 4-1 at home by Brentford in their last Premier League outing before losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final first leg tie on Wednesday. Thomas Tuchel’s side made it 4-0 inside the opening 31 minutes at St. Mary’s Stadium courtesy of goals from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. After the break, Mount and Werner completed their double to seal the win and take all three points

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It took just eight minutes for the Blues to take the lead when Mount beautifully chested Ruben Loftus Cheek’s nice little cross before setting up Alonso with a brilliant flick. The unmarked Spanird slotted home from inside the box. 

Eight minutes after the goal, the provider turned scorer as Mount struck a sweet effort from the edge of the box which found the bottom corner. The visitors tripled the lead on 21 minutes through Werner, who raced away from Jan Bednarek, rounded Fraser Forster and slotted into an empty net . 

Just after the hour-mark, Werner hit the post for a third time in the first half after capitalising on more poor Southampton defending, and the rebound fell nicely for Havertx to tap in from in front of goal. 

Chelsea picked up from where they had left off at the start of the second half when Werner netted his second of the night on 49 minutes. Forster made a decent save to deny N’golo Kante, but the rebound fell to Werner to convert into an empty net. 

Meanwhile at the other end, Edouard Mendy made a rare save to deny Che Adams from close range before Werner was denied a hat-trick by another Forster save but the rebound once again fell kindly for a Chelsea player, Mount to tap in and make the score 6-0. 

The win helped Chelsea to remain at the third spot with 62 points from 30 games, 11 points adrift of the leaders Manchester City. Meanwhile Southamptom are placed at the 13th spot with 36 points from 31 games. 

Arsenal 1-2 Brighton 

In the other match of the day, Arsenal suffered a surprise 2-1 loss against Brighton at Emirates. It was the Gunners’ second consecutive loss after being thrashed 3-0 by Crystal Palace on Monday night. Mikel Arteta’s side seemed to be going through a tough phase as they were once again below the required standard . 

Leandro Trossard put the visitors in front on 28 minutes when he got on the end of Enock Mwepu’s cut back and slotted home past Aaron Ramsdale into the roof of the net. Arsenal thought they had equalised when Gabriel Martinelli put the ball inside the net on the stroke of half-time, but VAR intervened and judged him off-side in an extremely tight call. 

Brighton doubled the lead on 66 minutes when Mwepu converted a fine half-volley from the edge of the box from Moises Caicedo’s cross from the left side of the penalty area. In response, Martin Odegaard’s fine free-kick struck the crossbar. However, Odegaard did pull one back for the hosts on 89 minutes courtesy of a deflected long-range effort which looped over Robert Sanchez and into the back of the net. 

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