Krul had to fish for the first time against Chelsea in the eighth minute, the 33-year-old goalkeeper had no chance on a shot by Mason Mount. When the halftime signal sounded, the score had risen to 3-0, after hits by Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James.
In the second half, poor Krul had to answer to bets by Ben Chilwell (4-0) and his own teammate Max Aarons (5-0) before he could make a positive difference. Or rather, thought to distinguish.
Krul saved a penalty from Mount, but turned out to have left his line too early. In the second chance, the keeper was passed after all, which resulted in the sixth goal on the board. In the final phase, the same Mount determined the final score at 7-0, with which the former Vitesse player made his first hat-trick in the Premier League.
Norwich is last after nine games played, Chelsea is still the leader in the Premier League for at least a week. Pursuer Liverpool can approach the Londoners up to one point.