Leandro Trossard breaks remarkable Premier League record after scoring Brighton’s first in 4-1 mauling of Chelsea

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BRIGHTON star Leandro Trossard broke a Premier League record in his side’s 4-1 demolition of Chelsea.

The Belgian opened the scoring after just five minutes helping to hand Blues boss Graham Potter his first defeat in charge of the club against the side he just departed.

The win for the Seagulls was new manager Roberto De Zerbi’s first since taking over from Potter.

And remarkably in his five matches previous only Trossard had scored for him – netting four times.

The 27-year-old registering the first goal in the win over Chelsea meant that Trossard hit the opening five goals of the De Zerni era.

This broke a record as he became the first player in Prem history to score the first five goals under a new manager.

Derby striker Fabrizio Ravenelli and Norwich’s Teemu Pukki both held the record of four together before Trossard smashed it.

The versatile attacker’s record breaking performance capped a special day for Brighton as their fans taunted Potter and raced into a 3-0 lead within the first-half.

Chelsea scored two own goals via Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Trevor Chalobah before Kai Havertz pulled one back.

But Pascal Gross’ strike in the final minutes of the game topped an unforgettable afternoon at the Amex Stadium.

Trossard has enjoyed a fantastic season this campaign scoring seven goals and assisting two in 12 Premier League games.

He told the BBC after the game: “I’m really pleased. We knew it wouldn’t be as easy in the first half as they would try to come and score a goal.

“I thought we did really well then finished it off at the end.

“I think the team has had a good start to the season. We played really well but needed that win. Four goals as well. Let’s enjoy tonight.”

The victory took Brighton up to seventh in the table and they face Wolves and Aston Villa in the league before the World Cup break.

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