• Southampton 2-1 Chelsea
  • Another Poor Showing Away From Home

Southampton 2-1 Chelsea Match Summary

Southampton’s first-half comeback sees them beat Chelsea 2-1. Sterling opened the scoring with a close-range tap-in, but Lavia rifled in his first Saints goal just five minutes later to level things up. Armstrong then fired in what turned out to be the winner in first-half stoppage time. Southampton’s great performance carried over into the second half and they could’ve had a third if not for a brilliant goal-line clearance by Silva to deny Salisu.

Disjointed Chelsea Poor On The Road Again

Just like the game against Leeds, Chelsea never looked like winning against Southampton. The Blues failed to dominate the attacking third in a disjointed and disappointing performance at St. Mary’s.
Southampton started the game well with purpose and intensity. Although the Saints couldn’t create much early in the game, they never drooped their level of intensity on the night. A scrappy finish from Raheem Sterling gave Chelsea the lead, but just as The Blues were looking to get a second, Lavia equalized with a sweetly struck effort, before Armstrong got the winner late in the first half.

Another woeful performance will worry Thomas Tuchel who highlighted individual errors from his team once again. Koulibaly was back in the side to help with the slim Matchday squad, but it was in midfield that Chelsea were overrun by Southampton. The Blues could not hold the ball enough to cause Southampton problems. Kai Havertz and Mason Mount were nowhere near their best, and the problem of creativity for Thomas Tuchel rages on.
The Transfer Market is still open and The Blues are open to bringing in more players, but even with their squad, they should be performing better than what they exhibited yesterday.

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