Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic and Armando Broja sent Chelsea into the top in the Premier League, potentially only briefly, as the Blues cruised past managerless Wolves 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Mason Mount teed up Havertz and Pulisic before Albania striker Broja netted his maiden Blues goal to floor the struggling visitors.
Boyhood Chelsea fan Broja was left delighted with his first senior strike that capped a landmark week for Graham Potter’s Stamford Bridge tenure.
New Blues boss Potter made seven changes from Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League mauling of AC Milan and still Chelsea cantered to victory. Havertz nodded home Mount’s cross on the stroke of half-time to cement the hosts’ dominance.
A much-improved Pulisic’s delicate dink then doubled the home side’s lead, with Mount again on hand with the assist. And right at the death Kovacic threaded through to Broja, who cut back from the defensive cover before drilling into the net.