Willian celebrates a victory in the weekend's game against Southampton

Chelsea flying high after team starts to click

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Willian celebrates Chelsea's win over Southampton.PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Tim Harrison writes regularly about Fulham FC
Chelsea FC fan and blogger, Tim Harrison

By Tim Harrison

Chelsea go into the international break on a high after the 4-1 win at Southampton.

It seems a lifetime ago that the Blues were beaten 4-0 at Old Trafford, leading many to predict a P45 for Frank Lampard. Meanwhile Spurs, tipped for glory after an opening weekend win, look all at sea.

Chelsea’s travelling choir were quick to add a new topical number to their repertoire, sung to the Beautiful South’s Rotterdam:

Tottenham get battered
Everywhere they roam
Tottenham get battered
7-2 at home

It rang around St Mary's for most of the afternoon, only to be replaced by a sustained chorus of When The Saints Go Marching Out, as home fans left early rather than witness any more punishment.

Tammy Abraham got things off to a flying start in the 17th minute, lobbing Angus Gunn... despite a gallant attempted clearance.

Seven minutes later, Mason Mount added another, with N'Golo Kante and sub Michy Batshuayi completing the job. Only a Danny Ings flick gave Saints any consolation.

It's the first time in a decade that Chelsea have scored at least three goals in consecutive away league games, and there’s no sign of the momentum letting up as everyone disappears on international duty.

Lampard is keeping his feet on the ground, but the fans are currently leaping around in excitement as what began as a tentative transition project goes into top gear.

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