Chelsea supporters were in positive spirits despite an utterly chaotic day behind the scenes at their club.
Earlier this morning (Thursday), Roman Abramovich was added to the UK government’s sanction list, just over a week after the Russian had put the Blues up for sale.
With all the potential distractions going on off the pitch, a Chelsea supporter could have been forgiven if they had forgotten their side was in Premier League action this evening away against bottom of the table Norwich City.
After the goal went in, the jubilant away section chanted: “Chelsea get sanctioned everywhere they go!”.
With all the uncertainty at the moment, it was a nice moment for the Chelsea fans who can clearly see the light side of events.
It got even better for their side not too long after when Mount, who provided the assist for the opening goal, picked the ball up from Kai Havertz on the left-hand side, took a brilliant touch and fired the ball into the top right corner.
Teemu Pukki halved the deficit for the home side after converting a penalty following a handball from Chalobah, but Havertz wrapped the match up late on with the third of the game for the Blues.
What Tuchel said
Thomas Tuchel insisted he was still happy at Chelsea despite everything that is going on behind the scenes.
Speaking before the game, Tuchel said: “I don’t know if I’m concerned but we are aware of it and it changes almost every day. We cannot do much about it.
“I’m still happy to be here, still happy to be manager of a strong football team and I’m happy to play the match today. I know there’s a lot of noise around and still we allow ourselves to try our best to focus on football.”