'Different class': Paul Merson says which two Chelsea players stood out in 6-0 win alongside Werner

Paul Merson says Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Kai Havertz were “different class” in today’s win against Southampton, as well as highlighting Timo Werner’s performance.

Chelsea thumped Southampton 6-0 at St Mary’s to gain a vital three points in the Premier League.

It’s been an extremely tough week with defeats to Brentford and Real Madrid, so the group showed immense character to respond.

Merson picked out three Blues players in his post-match analysis:

“Mount and Havertz were absolutely different class, and Werner was great today,” Merson told the Sky Sports News Channel (5:18m, 9th April).

“He’s (Werner) got electric pace. He scored his hardest chance… What he does is he stretches the game.”

Havertz, who came off at half time for some valuable rest, netted his 13th goal of the season across all competitions to open the scoring.

Meanwhile, Mount grabbed two goals and an assist to show what he can do when he’s in the mood.

In addition, there were goals from Werner (two) and Marcos Alonso during the brilliant display on the South Coast.

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Chelsea duo vital on Tuesday

If Chelsea are to pull off a memorable turnaround on Tuesday, they’ll need Havertz and Mount at their very best.

Thomas Tuchel’s side travel to Real Madrid in a few days time in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Unfortunately, the Blues have it all to do in the second leg after losing 3-1 at home to Madrid earlier this week.

There’s definitely enough quality within the ranks to pose some real issues out in Spain, especially as the Southampton result is going to massively lift confidence around the squad.

Havertz is showing his best form in a Chelsea shirt to date. Mount reminded his doubters that he’s still making key contributions this season, too.

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