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Ten-man Saints beaten by late Chelsea rally

premier-league Stamford Bridge | Sat 02 Oct 3PM | Attendance: 40,109
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CHE vs SOU
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CHE vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • HALF TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Saints
  • Trevoh Chalobah gives Chelsea the lead after just nine minutes
  • Ward-Prowse draws Saints level from the penalty spot before receiving a red card
  • Timo Werner clinches the winner for Chelsea

FULL TIME: Chelsea 3-1 Saints

A disappointing afternoon in West London as Saints fall to a 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge. 

+5’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

+2’

Yellow Card for Mohammed Salisu (Southampton)

Salisu is in the book for his challenge on Werner. 

Chelsea make it three

At the third time of asking Chelsea get their third of the afternoon. Lukaku and Azpilicueta both have shots bounce off the bar before Chilwell recovers the ball. He strikes towards goal and it looks as though McCarthy has it cleared but the technology says otherwise. Surely that's game over at Stamford Bridge?

88’

GOAL

Ben Chilwell (88’) | 3 1

86’

Southampton substitution: Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Nathan Redmond

Last roll of the dice from Hasenhüttl. 

Werner on the scoresheet

A classy goal from Chelsea. Azpilicueta sends the ball across goal to Werner. There's no way he's missing from there. 

83’

GOAL

Timo Werner (83’) | 2 1

82’

Chelsea substitution: Ross Barkley replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek

80’

Chelsea looking for the winner

Great feet from Mount who releases towards goal under pressure from the Saints defence but it's a comfortable save for McCarthy. 

76’

Red Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

76’

VAR Decision: Card upgrade for Southampton [James Ward-Prowse] was confirmed

Ward-Prowse's challenge on Jorginho sees the captain handed a red card. Saints are now down to 10 men. 

74’

Yellow Card for James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Ward-Prowse is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Jorginho. 

73’

Southampton substitution: Moussa Djenepo replaces Nathan Tella

72’

Chelsea substitution: Jorge Luiz Frello Filho replaces Mateo Kovacic

71’

Exceptional goal-keeping from McCarthy

That was vital from McCarthy. Werner has yet another opportunity on goal and it looks almost set to go in but McCarthy somehow finds the block to keep it all square. 

69’

Saints change formation

With Saints back on level terms, Romeu has dropped back to see five in defence. 

This guy ❤️

66’

Energetic start from Mount

Just moments after coming on to the pitch Mason Mount whips in a fantastic ball to Chilwell but Lukaku knocks it behind for the goal kick. 

64’

Chelsea substitution: Mason Mount replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi

63’

Saints search for a second

Adam Armstrong charges forward for Saints, he's got Tella on his left but Armstrong goes solo and his shot is deflected behind for a corner by Thiago Silva. 

GOALSCORER 8 James Ward-Prowse

Captain fantastic ⚡️

Calm as you like. Ward-Prowse finds the back of the net from the penalty spot, right in front of the travelling away end. Come on you Saints!

60’

GOOOAL!!!

James Ward-Prowse (60’) | 1 1

59’

VAR Decision: Penalty awarded for Southampton [Tino Livramento] was confirmed

59’

PENALTY!!!

Chilwell takes down Livramento and Martin Atkinson points straight to the penalty spot.

55’

Yellow Card for Thiago Emiliano da Silva (Chelsea)

Thiago Silva makes a challenge on Redmond but he comes in a touch too late. 

53’

Bednarek there to clear

Werner is desperate to seek retribution after his first-half goal was disallowed, he looks threatening towards goal but Bednarek makes another important block to send the ball behind for a corner. 

48’

Chelsea searching for a second ✌️

It doesn't take long for Chelsea to launch an attack on goal in this second half but Werner's shot is collected by McCarthy with ease. 

46’

Back underway at Stamford Bridge 

Chelsea get things restarted here in West London. Can Saints pull it back?

45’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Theo Walcott

HALF TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Saints

It's been a rollercoaster first-half here at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea find the back of the net three times but Chalobah's goal is the only one that stands as we head into the break. Still all to play for in West London as Saints will look to rebuild in the second. 

+1’

Yellow Card for (Chelsea)

Thomas Tuchel finds himself in the book. 

44’

VAR Decision: Goal awarded for Chelsea [Timo Werner] was cancelled

Timo Werner finds the back of the net at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are certain they've doubled their lead but hold on, this one is going to VAR! Azpilicueta brings down Walker-Peters to claim back the ball in the build up to the attack and this goal is ruled out! The one goal advantage remains. 

39’

Romeu stands firm 💪

Chelsea continue to pile the pressure on the Saints defence but Romeu is there with an impressive defensive display to block Werner's hurtling ball. 

36’

VAR Decision: Goal not awarded for Chelsea [Romelu Lukaku] was confirmed

Chelsea have the ball in the back of the net again but the flag goes up almost instantly. VAR confirms that Lukaku was offside before he found the back of the net. 

35’

Yellow Card for Oriol Romeu (Southampton)

Romeu picks up a yellow card for his challenge on Kovacic. 

How did that not go in?

A beautiful piece of play from Walker-Peters who crosses a fantastic ball into Walcott. There's not enough power on the header to find the back of the net but that was superb from Walker-Peters. 

32’

Smart from Walker-Peters

Loftus-Cheek charges forward for Chelsea but his ball into Werner is perfectly intercepted by Walker-Peters. 

29’

Chelsea hit the counter 

The ball falls perfectly for Timo Werner as Chelsea hit the counter attack. He tries to cross the ball into Lukaku who is waiting in the box but Mohammed Salisu intercepts and puts the ball behind for a corner. 

26’

Vital save from McCarthy 

Chilwell gets within inches of McCarthy's goal but an acrobatic effort sees the ball cleared. 

23’

Chelsea firece 🔥

Within seconds of Ward-Prowse's shot towards goal, Chelsea are met with another opportunity to make it 2-0. This time it's Loftus-Cheek who sets his sights on goal but his attempt edges wide. 

22’

That was CLOSE 🥵

A superb strike from Ward-Prowse who fires a ball towards Mendy from just outside of the box. Some fans thought it was in but his shot is inches wide. 

Better from Saints

Some nice play pushing forward from Saints, Adam Armstrong's deflected shot is comfortably picked up by Mendy. 

18’

Chelsea electric 🔌

That Lukaku - Azpilicueta - Werner link-up is looking seriously threatening. 

15’

Saints search for an equaliser 

James Ward-Prowse loops the corner in but Thiago Silva is there to clear for Chelsea. Walcott is there to recover but his shot back towards goal goes well over. 

11’

Chelsea nearly get a second

Superb defending from Jan Bednarek who found himself shoulder-to-shoulder with Romelu Lukaku just inches away from goal. Another corner to Chelsea. 

Chelsea take the lead 

Azpilicueta's cross is deflected off of Kyle Walker-Peters as Chelsea are awarded the corner. Ben Chilwell's corner kick is flicked on by Ruben Loftus-Cheek before Trevoh Chalobah nets his second goal of the Premier League season.

8’

GOAL

Trevoh Chalobah (8’) | 1 0

6’

Star boy looking to shine? ✨

A beautiful run from Nathan Tella from the centre of the pitch, it amounts to nothing but an encouraging start from the youngster. 

5’

Slick from Chelsea

César Azpilicueta finds space on the wing to release Timo Werner who executed a perfectly timed run but Alex McCarthy is there to knock Werner's shot on goal behind for a corner. 

3’

Positive start 🌟

A positive start from Saints who challenge the Chelsea defence early on. Callum Hudson-Odoi's challenge on Theo Walcott results in a free-kick. 

1’

Underway in West London 🙌

Saints get things started at Stamford Bridge. Let's go!

Touch down in the capital 📍

14.45
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The results so far:

  • Three points on the road 
    20%
  • I'll be happy with a point
    64%
  • Chelsea will edge this one
    16%

Returning to the starting XI 😍

The return of Nathan Tella and the return of THAT smile. Happy Saturday. 

14.15

Chelsea lineup confirmed

Starting XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta [c], Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Chilwell, Hudson-Odoi, Lukaku, Werner. 

Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Barkley, Jorginho, Saul, Havertz, Mount, Ziyech. 

14.01

Saints team confirmed 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Romeu, Ward-Prowse [c], Redmond, Walcott, Tella, A Armstrong. 

Subs: Forster, Lyanco, Perraud, Diallo, Djenepo, S Armstrong, Adams, Elyounoussi, Long. 

14.00

Homecoming 👑

Since signing from his boyhood club this summer, Tino Livramento has already made a name for himself on the south coast. Becoming a mainstay in Ralph Hasenhüttl's starting XI, the 18-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge this afternoon full of confidence. 

13.30

they have a very fast, aggressive team. they have good results against both manchester teams so this is what we are expecting - a good coach and a good team. a nice guy but that does not count for 90 minutes."

thomas tuchel
on facing saints
13.15

Ralph Hasenhüttl 🆚 Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel was the newly appointed Chelsea manager when these two sides last met. Friends off the pitch, Hasenhüttl and Tuchel shared the spoils come the final whistle at St Mary's. 

13.00

we will go there, like every year, and will respect them but we also will believe in what we are doing. this is how we will create another positive result in this stadium."

ralph hasenhüttl
on saints' trip to stamford bridge
12.45

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Adam Armstrong has had more shots than any other Southampton player in the Premier League this season [19]. With six chances created on top of this, he's been involved in 33% of Saints' total attempts so far this term [25/75].

12.30

Last time out at the Bridge ⏮

It was an intense battle last time out at Stamford Bridge as two Timo Werner goals catapulted Chelsea ahead within the opening 30 minutes of play. Goals from Danny Ings and Ché Adams saw Saints draw level before Kai Havertz netted to give Chelsea the lead once more. When it looked as though the points were won, Jannik Vestergaard scored a 92nd minute goal to ensure the points were shared.

12.15

Match Pack: Chelsea vs Saints 😇

With just three hours to go until kick off, check out all the pre-match stats and facts with our Match Pack

12.00

Matchday in the capital 😇

Happy Saturday, Saints fans! We're bringing you all of the action live from Stamford Bridge as Southampton take on Chelsea in the Premier League. The first of two meetings this month, Saints will be looking to continue their impressive away form at Chelsea as they search for their first Premier League win of the season. Let's go, Saints!

10.27

CHE vs SOU Line Ups

Chelsea

16
Édouard Mendy (GK)
6
Thiago Silva yellow card
2
Antonio Rüdiger
14
Trevoh Chalobah goal
12
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
replace Ross Barkley (83′)
8
Mateo Kovacic
replace Jorginho (73′)
21
Ben Chilwell goal
28
César Azpilicueta (C)
9
Romelu Lukaku
11
Timo Werner goal
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
replace Mason Mount (65′)
22
Hakim Ziyech
29
Kai Havertz
3
Marcos Alonso
4
Andreas Christensen
1
Kepa Arrizabalaga
19
Mason Mount
18
Ross Barkley
17
Saúl Ñíguez
5
Jorginho

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
21
Valentino Livramento
35
Jan Bednarek
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
22
Mohammed Salisu yellow card
32
Theo Walcott
replace Ibrahima Diallo (45′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C) red card goal
23
Nathan Tella
replace Moussa Djenepo (73′) yellow card
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
9
Adam Armstrong
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Mohamed Elyounoussi (87′)
17
Stuart Armstrong
7
Shane Long
4
Lyanco
10
Che Adams
19
Moussa Djenepo
27
Ibrahima Diallo
44
Fraser Forster
24
Mohamed Elyounoussi
15
Romain Perraud

CHE vs SOU Match Stats

Chelsea

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    62
    comparison angle
    38
  • Shots
    20
    comparison angle
    6
  • Shots on target
    9
    comparison angle
    2
  • Corners
    7
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    468
    comparison angle
    258

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
chances created
Chances Created
1
Kyle Walker-Peters
Kyle Walker-Peters
passes completed
Passes Completed
39
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
4
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
clearances
Clearances
4
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
saves
Saves
6
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy