Daniel Farke’s prediction about Chelsea came true in devastating fashion following their incredible victory over Norwich City on Saturday.
The Blues humiliated the Canaries 7-0 at Stamford Bridge to maintain their place at the top of the Premier League table, with Mason Mount netting the first hat-trick of his Chelsea career.
Thomas Tuchel’s side dominated the match from start to finish with goals from Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James putting Chelsea 3-0 up at half-time, before a Ben Chilwell strike and an own-goal from Max Aarons made absolute certainty of the win.
Norwich fell to 10 men on the 65th minute after Ben Gibson picked up a second yellow card and Chelsea, smelling blood, kept the pressure on with 22-year-old Mount scoring a retaken penalty and a late tap-in to earn the match-ball.
Even with star strikers Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner out with injury, Chelsea were rampant and unrelenting and looked like a team worthy of being called the best in the world, something echoed by Norwich head coach Farke.
In his pre-match press conference, Farke heaped praise upon his opposition and although he remained optimistic, he acknowledged that the game would be extremely tough for his side.
“Chelsea away is probably the toughest task in world football. They are the reigning Champions League winners, they play in the best league in the world, and they are top of the Premier League,” Farke said.
“They have a home game after the international break and have two clean-sheet wins. The first game after the international break it is always a bit tricky and if you win with a hard-fought clean sheet, it is good for the morale and then you go into the next Champions League game with guile at home so self-confidence and spirit is high.
“It couldn’t be more complicated, especially for a side who has just been promoted and are sitting at position twenty in the Premier League.”
The German’s prediction ultimately came true, although few could have guessed just how merciless Chelsea would be against Norwich.
The Canaries remain winless and stuck to the bottom of the table, with just two points from their opening nine fixtures.
Source by Football London