helsea provided an emphatic response to back-to-back defeats as they ripped through Southampton on Saturday.
The Blues were four ahead after just half an hour as Saints imploded with Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz all getting on the scoresheet before the hosts had even turned up.
Werner and Mount both grabbed a brace for themselves after the break as Chelsea continued to pile the misery on Southampton.
Here is how Jack Rosser rated the Blues…
Edouard Mendy 7
Made a superb second half save from Che Adams. Had very little else to do.
Andreas Christensen 7
Largely untroubled by the Southampton forwards, composed on the ball.
Thiago Silva 7
Could have spent the afternoon sunbathing for all the threat that Southampton posed.
Antonio Rudiger 7
Recovered from a dodgy pass early on and easily contained any rare foray forward from the Saints.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek 8
Played out of position at right wing-back but was a real threat in the first half.
N’Golo Kante 8
Dominated midfield and looked to push forward whenever possible – got in a good position in the build-up to the fifth goal.
Mateo Kovacic 7
Quicker to everything in midfield and was sharp in getting the ball up to the forward line.
Marcos Alonso 8
Superb finish through the legs of Fraser Forster to get the show on the road early on.
Mason Mount 9
A superb move to set up Alonso, a fantastic first goal and was quickest to the ball when getting his second. Fine performance.
Kai Havertz 7
Bullied the Southampton defenders and was in the right place at the right time to take his goal.
Timo Werner 8
Could probably have had more than his two having hit the woodwork three times. Southampton defenders couldn’t handle his pace.
Christian Pulisic 7
Lively in the build up to Mount’s second goal.
Reece James 7
Slotted into the back three well after replacing Silva.
Hakim Ziyech 6
Gave the Southampton defence something to think about but made little impact.