Frank Lampard will be tougher than ever on Tammy Abraham after the Chelsea striker scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 victory over Wolves on Saturday.

Abraham moved to the top of the Premier League scoring charts with a fine treble at Molineux, following up doubles against Norwich City and Sheffield United to take his tally for the season to seven.

The 21-year-old, who spent time on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa in the past three years, said after the match he hopes to make 2019-20 "my season".

Abraham hobbled off in the 77th minute and was replaced by Michy Batshuayi, and Lampard warned the matchball hero will need to continue hitting the high bar he has set himself if he is to keep the Belgian and Olivier Giroud out of the side.

"I felt that knowing his abilities and watching him in the Championship have two great seasons and in the Premier League, I felt it was more than time for him to have his opportunity," Chelsea boss Lampard said of Abraham.

"He needed to show it in pre-season and at the start of the season, hence he started at Manchester United.

"I have competition up there. I definitely don't want to down-talk Giroud and Batshuayi because we need them as well and Batshuayi looked sharp when he came on and Oli always gives something of a high level, so it was up to Tammy to show it.

"I've got confidence in him and I'm prepared to give him chances, but even more now I'll be tougher on him because he's shown what he can do. So the moment he wants to come off that and think that goals will just drop at his feet will be a moment when maybe he will be rested, so it's important he makes sure he stays on his game.

"I'm happy because I see him every day with a feeling like he wants to play every day, to score goals every day and that's something a bit special. You don't see that in all young players and it's a great gift in him."

Abraham was left out of the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo, but Lampard thinks it will be impossible for Gareth Southgate to overlook the Blues youngster again if he maintains his form.

"The way he's going it's obviously going to put him in that bracket, without telling Gareth what to do," said Lampard.

"To score seven goals in three games and be top scorer and play with the quality he's playing in his all-round game - the three different types of goals he scored are exactly what you want from Tammy: a messy one, a good header and then a fantastic feet and finish goal.

"He has to sustain it and he has to get even better. He has to be hungry, which I know he is. He can never rest on his laurels because there is more work to be done and that England squad is a few weeks away. He needs to keep playing at that level and he'll have a great chance, I'd suggest."

Asked if he had talked to Abraham amid reports Nigeria are keen to offer him an alternative route into international football, Lampard said: "No. No, that's not my choice. I know Tammy's been in England squads before and I'm not surprised Nigeria would want him, but that's a question for him I suppose."

Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick as Chelsea overcame Wolves 5-2 and he hopes 2019-20 will be his breakout season.

England international Abraham, who has spent time on loan at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa in the past three seasons, became the youngest player to notch a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea in an enthralling encounter at Molineux on Saturday.

Having hit doubles against Norwich City and Sheffield United, the striker also joined Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli as the only players aged 21 or younger to score two or more goals in three successive Premier League games.

Abraham's hat-trick followed Fikayo Tomori's long-range opener and put Chelsea 4-0 up after 55 minutes, but, as they have done so frequently this season, they left the door open for a comeback.

Patrick Cutrone opened his Wolves account with five minutes remaining after Abraham turned into his own net, but Mason Mount popped up in stoppage time to cap a victory that was inspired by Chelsea's 21-year-old striker.

"I hope this is my season," said Abraham. "I have to keep working hard in every training session, every game. Every game I want to prove myself to the gaffer.

"Today the plan, it worked well. We were disappointed about the Sheffield United game and not coming away with all three points so we brought that disappointment into this game as motivation.

"We have trained really hard since coming back from internationals."

Chelsea deployed a three-man defence to match Wolves' line-up but were unable to hold onto what would have been a first clean sheet of Frank Lampard's reign.

Despite the late revival for Nuno Espirito Santo's men, Abraham was keen to focus on the positives in attack.

He said: "We would have loved the clean sheet but there were lots of important moments throughout the game.

"They are what we need to take forwards. We were great on the counter-attack and now we keep pushing forwards."

Tammy Abraham continued his fine form by scoring a hat-trick as Chelsea defeated Wolves 5-2 at Molineux on Saturday.

After doubles against Norwich City and Sheffield United, Abraham became the youngest Chelsea player to score a Premier League hat-trick in a brilliant display.

Fikayo Tomori got his first goal for the Blues with an ambitious 25-yard shot that wrong-footed Rui Patricio and swirled into top-left corner, with Abraham making it 3-0 before the break.

Abraham followed his treble with an own goal, while an effort from Patrick Cutrone gave Wolves the faintest of hopes before Mason Mount curled home a fine finish in the 96th minute to cap the win.

 

Chelsea's English youngsters are repaying the faith of head coach Frank Lampard, with all 10 of the club's Premier League goals so far this term scored by homegrown players aged 21 or under.

Lampard's appointment was expected to usher in a new youthful era at the club as they faced a transfer embargo and those young players are holding their own.

While results did not entirely go to plan before the international break, Chelsea were 4-0 up just after half-time at Wolves on Saturday.

And, as has been the case throughout the season to date, all of their goals were again scored by English players aged 21 or under.

Fikayo Tomori's stunning long-range effort made it 1-0 to the Blues, before Tammy Abraham stabbed home their second soon after.

Abraham doubled his tally with a fine header just before the break, making him only the third player in Premier League history after Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli to score two or more goals in three consecutive appearances while aged under 21.

The in-form Abraham then completed his hat-trick early in the second half, skipping away from Conor Coady before rifling home, taking him ahead of Sergio Aguero as the league's top-scorer.

Chelsea's other Premier League scorer this term is Mason Mount, who struck against Leicester City and Norwich City.

Mount's form earned him his first England cap in the most recent international break and Abraham will surely not have to wait much longer for his senior bow if he continues to find the net with such regularity.

Abraham's hat-trick clincher moved Chelsea level with Leeds United as the only Premier League side to have 10 consecutive goals scored by English players aged 21 or younger. Leeds achieved the feat in 1999.

After losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and only managing to bring in Christian Pulisic, some predicted a troubling campaign for Chelsea.

But their academy products are providing the spark to keep a ray of positivity at Stamford Bridge in Lampard's first season at the helm.

Frank Lampard accepted Chelsea are facing a challenge to finish in the Premier League's top six amid a changing landscape.

Chelsea have claimed just five points from their opening four league games, sitting 11th in the table ahead of a trip to Wolves on Saturday.

Wolves, Leicester City and Everton are among the clubs considered challengers to the usual 'Big Six' this season and Lampard expects his side to be pushed.

"Yeah, they should [sense an opportunity]. They should do because from almost being able to write the top four down at the start of the season, certainly now you can't," the Chelsea head coach told UK newspapers.

"A top six you can't write down because, with the playing field of what we have got now, where teams are investing heavily, you have to respect them. They are well managed, they have good players, they are competitive. There are no easy games in the Premier League, more than ever.

"We've seen it changing before our eyes because I remember last year people talking about Everton and Leicester. And Wolves probably came on their own, competing towards the top six and I think that is the landscape."

It shapes as being particularly challenging for Chelsea, who were banned from making transfers and saw Eden Hazard leave for Real Madrid.

Lampard said it was important that the Premier League club's circumstances were taken into consideration.

"We always want to be competitive but we're all very honest about the situation here," he said.

"Eden moved on, and two number nines [Gonzalo Higuain and Alvaro Morata] moved on who were the number nines generally last season.Younger players are coming in."

Antonio Rudiger is ready to return from the knee injury he suffered in April and could feature against Wolves on Saturday, head coach Frank Lampard confirmed.

Germany international Rudiger needed surgery on the meniscus of his left knee after suffering the injury in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United on April 28, subsequently ruling him out of the final month of the 2018-19 season.

Although Chelsea managed to secure a third-place finish in the Premier League and won the Europa League without Rudiger, their start to the new campaign suggests they have missed his influence at the back.

Chelsea have conceded nine goals in just four matches, with only Norwich City shipping more, and claimed a solitary win in the process.

But having featured in a couple of Chelsea Under-23s games, Rudiger is ready for first-team action.

"Rudiger is fit to play," Lampard told reporters at his pre-match news conference on Friday. "That's obviously a choice for me [if he starts], but he'll have an important role because of his personality, character and quality as an international defender.

"We have missed him, as we have with a few more frontline players. It is important as a team, everyone talks about how young we are and becoming, I don't want a young team for the sake of it.

"I want leaders within that. Rudiger isn't old but he certainly needs to take on the responsibility of being a leader.

"I see it in his personality that he has. It has to be channelled in the right direction and he can then be very influential for the team and also for the likes of [Callum] Hudson-Odoi, [Mason] Mount and [Fikayo] Tomori. This happens when you become more experienced and he is ready to take on those roles."

N'Golo Kante remains sidelined, however, having suffered an ankle injury against Leicester City in Chelsea's second league game of the season.

"[Mateo] Kovacic is fit to play, N'Golo is not fit yet," he added. "He still has issues with his ankle. The medical team are working with him.

"He is in a transition period and we are trying to get him on the pitch. He is doing some physical work but this game comes too soon for him.

"Hopefully he is close. I don't want to jump the gun because we are waiting for improvements for that final step to get him where we want him to be on the pitch.

"Hopefully that will be in the next week or so, and again, alongside Rudiger, Willian, Callum and Ruben [Loftus-Cheek].

"They are big players who are really going to up our level because they will compete to play. Pedro is fine too, yes."

Chelsea have confirmed talented teenager Billy Gilmour has signed a new four-year contract with the club.

Gilmour, who joined from Rangers at the age of 15, has committed his future to Stamford Bridge through to at least 2023.

The Scotland Under-21 international made his Premier League debut from the bench against Sheffield United last month.

Gilmour's new deal is the latest commitment to young players made by new head coach Frank Lampard.

"It's really exciting for me and my family to sign this four-year deal with the club," the 18-year-old told the official Chelsea website.

"Frank has come in and everyone is buzzing, training is really good and there's a high standard to everything we do.

"There are exciting times ahead and hopefully I can work hard to get more opportunities as well."

Frank Lampard revealed Chelsea are set to speak to social media companies in a bid to crack down on racism after Kurt Zouma became the latest Premier League player to suffer appalling abuse on Twitter.

Zouma scored an 89th-minute own goal on Saturday as Chelsea threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge.

In the immediate aftermath of the equaliser, a number of racial slurs against Zouma could be seen on Twitter.

Fellow Chelsea player Tammy Abraham and Manchester United's Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford have been subjected to similar abuse this season after missing penalties for their respective teams.

Asked if Chelsea would meet with social media companies in light of the latest posts, Lampard said in a news conference: "I think we have plans to do that."

He added: "I am probably going over old ground from Tammy. Firstly it is [the responsibility of] the person who does it, whoever is hiding.

"Then it is on the social media platforms, to give them some accountability to people who register and can be chased down for it. It is important.

"If there is no culpability to anybody then anyone can say anything. I don't care if it's racism, calling names, homophobia, sexism, everything. Unfortunately among society it is out there and it has to be dealt with."

Earlier this week, United midfielder Pogba uploaded a Twitter post in response to racism directed towards him.

"My ancestors and my parents suffered for my generation to be free today, to work, to take the bus, to play football," wrote the World Cup winner.

"Racist insults are ignorance and can only make me stronger and motivate me to fight for the next generation."

A disgruntled Frank Lampard knows Chelsea simply cannot afford the sort of slip-up that saw them give away a two-goal lead against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Blues looked set to ease to victory over their newly promoted opponents when the in-form Tammy Abraham scored twice before the break at Stamford Bridge. 

However, Callum Robinson pulled one back in the first minute of the second period and Chelsea were left stunned when Lys Mousset's effort went in off Kurt Zouma in the 89th minute to earn the Blades a 2-2 draw.

"It was under control, it is our fault because we gifted them a goal in the first minute of the second half and then it makes the game more difficult," said Lampard, whose side have picked up just five points from their first four Premier League matches.

"We gave away a game that should have been very, very comfortable.

"There is no chance that game should be able to swing like that from our point of view. We shouldn't give them an opportunity to come back in the game. In fact we should be taking it further away from them.

"That's no disrespect to Sheffield United, they're a good team and we gave them the possibilities to hurt us. We allowed that when really we should have been closing the game out. The players know that very well now."

Much has been made of Chelsea's reliance on youth this term as the club cope with a transfer ban.

Their starting line-up on Saturday had an average age of 24 years and 158 days, their youngest in a Premier League match, but Lampard said that could not be used an excuse for Chelsea failing to claim victory.

"We want to win games, so the emergence of youth is one thing but winning games for Chelsea is another and when you are 2-0 up at half-time at home, you should win the game, it's as simple as that," he added.

"Of course there's going to be a process... we know that maybe with younger players there will be moments where we have to be a little bit patient, but we had more than enough on the pitch to win a game that we're 2-0 up in."

In contrast to Lampard, United boss Chris Wilder was predictably delighted.

He told BBC Sport: "After being 2-0 down, a point is a great result for us. That shows you what the character in this team is like."

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard praised Jorginho for never hiding despite receiving criticism during his first season at Stamford Bridge.

Jorginho joined Chelsea for a reported £50million from Napoli last year, following Maurizio Sarri to the Premier League club.

While the Italy international faced criticism in his first campaign, he is beginning to win over Chelsea fans, who sang his name during a 3-2 win over Norwich City last week.

Lampard lauded the 27-year-old for continuing to step up for Chelsea despite criticism.

"From watching Chelsea closely last year, I thought he finished the season brilliantly," he told UK newspapers, via The Guardian.

"If you're going through a tough time with the fans, it is really easy to hide, but he never hid from receiving the ball on the edge of his own box or a tight area.

"That's a sign of character – you need to believe in yourself, stand up and play. That's what he does. When Jorginho goes on the pitch he wants to win and contribute."

Jorginho has started in each of Chelsea's three Premier League games this season, helping Lampard's men claim four points.

Lampard, whose side host Sheffield United on Saturday, said the Brazil-born midfielder was also showing plenty of leadership at the club.

"He's been a pleasure to work with. Fans are generally pretty honest. What they're seeing is a player – I don't want to talk about last year – who has a drive and determination as a team player. He also has quality. He can change a game, lead a game, own a game from midfield areas," he said.

"I see day to day what playing for this club means. He's just a fantastic sportsman who cares deeply. When you have a training session that might fall below standard, or drop even for a moment, he's the one who drives it up again.

"When the fans see that on the pitch, as they did at Norwich, that's why they sing his name. All I see now is a really good player who is a leader in the group."

Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard laughed off a comparison between Mason Mount and James Maddison being called up by England and his own experiences with Steven Gerrard.

Uncapped attacking midfielder Mount has enjoyed a fine start to the campaign at Chelsea, having excelled on loan under Lampard at Derby County last term, and was rewarded with a place in the England squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Mount and Maddison, who is also yet to make his first senior international appearance, were named in the group for Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain in October 2018 but went unused.

Lampard does not believe the duo will have any problems playing in the same team, brushing aside a suggestion there could be a situation similar to when critics stated he and Liverpool star Gerrard were unable to feature in the same England XI.

"I can't believe you've gone Lampard and Gerrard. I thought we'd moved on!" Chelsea's head coach said to chuckles at a news conference ahead of the Blues' clash with Sheffield United on Saturday.

"There's been a lot of talk of my generation with England. Now, sitting on this side, we have intelligent players.

"We had Mason and Ross [Barkley] in the same team on the same side of the pitch last week. We played against Maddison a few weeks ago and I was hugely impressed, two intelligent footballers who can adapt to positions."

Lampard also has no concerns over Mount's selection coming too early.

"We're delighted for Mason. Great recognition, delighted he's got this chance again," Lampard said.

"I'm not concerned about it. I'm confident in his strength of character, desire and hunger. Those things won't affect him. Everyone has to keep their feet on the ground."

Mount's team-mate Tammy Abraham did not make the cut, but Lampard believes the striker, who had to withstand racial abuse on social media following his penalty shoot-out miss in the UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool, will earn his first cap since 2017 soon enough.

"It's a matter of time for Tammy, hopefully," Lampard said. "Really impressed [with his maturity].

"His character and how he dealt with the situation was brilliant in terms of the Twitter nonsense. He dealt with it first-hand and rose above it, which isn't easy."

Frank Lampard wants France to leave N'Golo Kante out of the squad for next month's Euro 2020 qualifiers so the Chelsea midfielder can recover from injury.

Kante played through a knee problem in the Europa League final against Arsenal and consequently spent much of pre-season recovering.

The 28-year-old was only fit enough to appear as a 73rd-minute substitute in the 4-0 defeat to Manchester United on the opening day of the new season, in which he hurt his ankle.

He was able to play in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool and the 1-1 draw at home to Leicester City but missed Saturday's 3-2 victory at Norwich City.

Lampard now hopes France coach Didier Deschamps decides to let Kante rest and recuperate by leaving him out of the squad for matches against Albania and Andorra.

"It is a difficult one. He has had four years of constantly playing," Lampard said. "[The] injury from the Europa League final has affected his pre-season. Then he hurt himself against Man United.

"We are trying to get him through it. [Saturday] was too painful. The international break will be great for him to get the injury right. It would be great for everybody [if Kante stays] because he's been playing game after game after game."

One Chelsea player who Lampard would like to see rewarded with an international call-up is Mason Mount.

Mount has been tipped to win an England spot for his displays this month, the 20-year-old scoring for the second time in two games at Carrow Road.

"I've said it a lot last year. Being called up for his country, that's hopefully going to come pretty soon again," Lampard said of Mount. "He can go absolutely to the top. He's impressed me. He had another step on in pre-season.

"At Derby, he was great. But that's one thing. Coming to Chelsea, with the competition he's got in midfield and the expectation level that comes with it, is another thing.

"I keep going on about his character. For me, it's such a big percentage of the package and he has all of that and he has the quality. Intelligent players who have that talent are really great to work with.

"I don't want to heap expectation on him. But I will tell him that every day because I feel it, and when someone's humble and hard-working like him, it doesn't matter. You can tell them because it will never stop his drive or his hunger.

"He's not a boy that wants the razzmatazz of it all, he just wants to be a top player for Chelsea and then England and I believe he can be. It's the way his family have brought him up. He is a pleasure to work with."

Chelsea and Manchester City enjoyed successful away trips in gameweek three of the Premier League season, with the Blues turning to youth for inspiration while the champions were inspired by longstanding heroes.

A transfer ban has forced Frank Lampard to rely on a batch of talented Chelsea youngsters as he looks to make a positive start to life as a Premier League manager, and some of his hottest prospects showed more than just potential on their trip to Norwich City.

While Chelsea picked up a first league win of the season and Manchester City took three points from their trip to Bournemouth, it is Liverpool who remain the top flight's pace-setters after they brushed Arsenal aside at Anfield.

With the help of Opta's stats, take a deep dive into the weekend's biggest stories.

 

ABRAHAM AT THE DOUBLE FOR LAMPARD'S YOUNG BLUES

Lampard fielded Chelsea's youngest Premier League side for 25 years at Carrow Road, where Tammy Abraham scored twice in a 3-2 victory.

With the likes of Abraham, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic in the side, the Blues' average age was just 24 years and 208 days, making it the most youthful Chelsea team to play a Premier League game since February 1994 against Oldham (average age: 24y 190d).

Abraham, who has scored more league goals since the start of last season (28) than any other English player in the top two divisions, became the third youngest player to score a double for Chelsea in the Premier League - after Mark Nicholls in January 1998 and Eddie Newton in December 1992.

Mount also found the net, scoring for the second game running, and the last time Chelsea had two English players under the age of 21 score in the same Premier League match was back in August 1992 (Newton and Graham Stuart against Sheffield Wednesday).

SILVA SHINES ON LANDMARK APPEARANCE

Manchester City saw off Bournemouth 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium to make it nine top-flight wins out of nine in this fixture - the best 100 per cent win record by a team over an opponent in top-flight history.

Kevin De Bruyne set up the first of Sergio Aguero's two goals on the south coast to register his 50th Premier League assist in his 123rd appearance, reaching that milestone figure in fewer games than any other player in the competition's history.

Argentina international Aguero's second came 19 minutes into the second half and was his 400th career goal for club and country, with 235 of those coming for City.

The match was also a special occasion for David Silva, who marked his 400th appearance for City with a couple of assists of his own. The Spanish midfielder has assisted more than once in 14 separate Premier League games - only Ryan Giggs and Cesc Fabregas have done so more often (17 games).

Harry Wilson's sublime free-kick late in the first half to make it 2-1 saw him become the youngest player, at 22 years and 156 days, to score in his first two Premier League appearances since Anthony Martial in September 2015 (19 years, 289 days).

SALAH STILL DEADLY AS LIVERPOOL STREAK CONTINUES

Liverpool won for the 12th league game running with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal - their best streak in the Premier League and their joint-best ever in all league competition, equalling the record set under Kenny Dalglish in 1990.

Mohamed Salah scored a second-half double at Anfield and has now been directly involved in more Premier League goals against Arsenal than he has any other side - six goals and two assists, including a goal in all four of his home games against them.

The first of Salah's goals came via the penalty spot after he was pulled back by David Luiz inside the box. Arsenal have given away eight Premier League penalties since the start of last season - only Brighton and Hove Albion with 10 have faced more.

It was a familiar story for Arsenal in many ways as they have now failed to win any of their last 23 away league games against fellow 'big six' sides, conceding 53 goals and keeping just one clean sheet during that run.

The performance of Nicolas Pepe on his full debut did give Arsenal supporters something to take away from the game, however, with the club-record signing becoming the first player to successfully dribble past Virgil van Dijk in the Liverpool defender's last 50 league appearances.

JOELINTON HELPS MAGPIES END 'BIG SIX' HOODOO

Newcastle United got their first Premier League win under Steve Bruce thanks to Joelinton's first-half winner against Tottenham, and drew a line under a long-standing struggle on the road against the division's top sides.

Prior to Sunday's result, Newcastle had not beaten one of the Premier League's 'big six' in an away fixture since a 2-1 victory in December 2015 - also against Tottenham.

The game was disappointing for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who saw his side suffer their first league defeat of the season in his 500th match as a manager in all competitions and his first defeat against Newcastle since May 2016 (a 5-1 loss).

It was a different story for Bruce, who recorded his first away victory as a manager against Spurs in the Premier League, and became the sixth boss in the competition's history to win a match with five or more different teams after Alan Pardew (5), Harry Redknapp (5), Mark Hughes (6), Roy Hodgson (5) and Sam Allardyce (7).

Crystal Palace recorded the biggest shock of the new Premier League season by winning away to Manchester United thanks to Patrick van Aanholt's stoppage-time strike.

Roy Hodgson's men had taken only one point from their opening two games but triumphed 2-1 at Old Trafford, with Marcus Rashford missing the first penalty of his career.

Chelsea recorded their first victory under Frank Lampard by winning 3-2 away to Norwich City in the early game, with table-toppers Liverpool and Arsenal facing off in the late kick-off.

Prior to the game at Anfield, all five away teams won in the top flight on Saturday - Southampton, Leicester City and West Ham defeated Brighton and Hove Albion, Sheffield United and Watford respectively.

PENALTY PROBLEMS PERSIST FOR SOLSKJAER'S SIDE

United dominated at home to Palace, yet lost Luke Shaw to injury and found themselves beaten by a pair of goals scored on the break – securing Palace their maiden Premier League victory at the home of the Red Devils.

Having been pegged back at Wolves on Monday, United again struggled for attacking fluency. Rashford endured a difficult day in attack and Jordan Ayew's first-half goal opened the scoring against the run of play.

Replays appeared to show United should have been given a penalty when Martin Kelly seemed to drag Anthony Martial to the ground in the box, but they could not take advantage when Paul Tierney did point to the spot when Luka Milivojevic felled Scott McTominay.

Paul Pogba failed to score a penalty at Molineux after Rashford threw him the ball and this time the England striker stepped up, his effort crashing back off the inside of the post.

United did level late on, Daniel James curling home a beauty after he was booked for simulation for the second time this term, but Palace snatched it at the death when David de Gea let Van Aanholt's drive through his hands.


YOUNG LIONS GET LAMPARD UP AND RUNNING

Chelsea were winless in their first three games under Frank Lampard but triumphed in a five-goal thriller at Carrow Road thanks to two of their youngsters.

Mason Mount scored for the second Premier League game in a row yet it was Tammy Abraham who grabbed the headlines with a brace, including the winner.

Norwich equalised twice, the second time thanks to Teemu Pukki's fifth Premier League goal of the season, but were overpowered by the Blues in the end.

HALLER OFF THE MARK AS WATFORD LOSE AGAIN

Sebastien Haller scored his first Premier League goals as he scored twice in West Ham's 3-1 win at Watford, with Javi Gracia's side bottom of the table following a third straight defeat.

Southampton were also without a point after two matches but Moussa Djenepo inspired them to a 2-0 victory at Brighton, scoring within two minutes of his arrival as a second-half substitute. Nathan Redmond wrapped up the result in added time.

Harvey Barnes' stunning strike earned Leicester their first Premier League win of the season, firing home a first-time thunderbolt after Oliver McBurnie's header cancelled out Jamie Vardy's opener at Bramall Lane.

Frank Lampard believes Mason Mount deserves to view himself as a bona fide Chelsea player after scoring in a second successive Premier League match.

The 20-year-old academy product rifled past Tim Krul in the first half of Chelsea's entertaining 3-2 victory at Norwich City to continue his impressive adjustment to top-flight football.

Mount's well-taken finish bore resemblance to the goals his idol Lampard scored so often during a decorated playing career and came a day after a private chat between the pair.

Lampard wanted to assess whether the midfielder is coping with the expectation placed him upon and thinks the question has been answered with his Premier League performances to date.

"I spoke to Mason yesterday and asked him if he felt like he was a Chelsea player yet because it is important," the Blues boss said after Saturday's win at Carrow Road.

"He just sort of smiled. He's a confident boy, in a really nice way. He's got a humility and a work ethic, but he smiled and we had a laugh.

"I didn't really get a clear answer but he should feel like [a Chelsea player] if he plays like he is at the moment.

"And that doesn't mean it's the end of the story. He needs to work on getting better daily because he's a player who trains like it's a chance to improve and we need that feeling through the team."

The feeling will be better at Stamford Bridge now Lampard has secured his first victory, a result inspired by Tammy Abraham's decisive brace.

"We want to win games, I want to stay in contention. I didn't want a slow start," the Blues boss said.

"We had a tough start and I have got to say I am happy with a lot of the performances, but you can't shout that too loudly if you aren't winning games.

"So it changes it for me, today. I am very happy. It gives me more determination to work."

Chelsea have a week to prepare for their next game away to Sheffield United, which should give Mount time to recover from a minor injury he suffered late in proceedings.

"Mason took a knock to his calf, so that is better than a strain, obviously," Lampard said.

"Hopefully in a couple of days it will settle down, so hopefully that is good news. We will assess it."

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