Chelsea thrashed Southampton 6-0 at St Mary’s stadium in the Premier League on Saturday, with doubles from Timo Werner and Mason Mount.
Chelsea were back on track on the South Coast after disappointing home losses to Brentford in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals in their previous two outings.
As Thomas Tuchel’s team blasted Saints away and stormed into a four-goal lead inside 31 minutes, Marcos Alonso, Mount, Werner, and Kai Havertz all scored.
Early in the second half, Werner and Mount scored to complete the thrashing and extend the lead to eight points over fifth-placed Arsenal, who lost at home to Brighton.
Edouard Mendy kept Adams at bay on a rare Saints attack and Chelsea punished his miss when Mount converted on the follow-up after Forster kept Christian Pulisic and Werner out.
Chelsea will play the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Tuesday, while Southampton will get a week off before hosting Arsenal in the Premier League.
Chelsea have won each of their past seven away games in all competitions, their joint-longest winning run on the road in their history, alongside seven-match streaks in April 1989 and November 2019.