EPL: Chelsea open a four point gap at the top as Josh King return haunts Everton

EPL: Chelsea open a four point gap at the top as Josh King return haunts Everton

Chelsea FC thrashed league newbies Norwich City 7-0 to open a four-point gap at the top of the Premier League.

The Thomas Tuchel side was on a rampage as midfielder Mason Mount bagged a hattrick together with an assist in the absence of striker Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner who both picked injuries in their midweek win over Malmo.

Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, and Ben Chilwell were also on target for Thomas Tuchel's men, while Max Aarons' own goal summed up a sorry day for the Canaries.

In the other game, despite sacking manager Steve Bruce earlier in the week, Newcastle United is still waiting for their first win of the season following their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Christian Benteke headed Patrick Vieira's men in front but Callum Wilson's moment o magic ensured a point was shared or Graeme Jones who was leading the team on an interim basis.

Rafael Benitez's woes at Everton continued after losing 5-2 to Watford at Goodison Park in what was Claudio Ranieri's first win since taking over the Hornets.

Josh King who failed to score as an Everton player last season hit a hat-trick to help move Watford six points clear of the relegation zone. Juraj Kucka and Emmanuel Dennis were also on target for the visitors, who scored four times in the final 12 minutes.

Leeds needed a stoppage-time penalty to earn a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves after South Korean international Hwang Hee-chan had opened the scoring at Elland Road.

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