Chelsea were back in the Premier League after today’s international break but were limited to an exciting 3-3 draw by Southampton today.
Frank Lampard’s Blues opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge thanks to a good individual effort for Timo Werner. Werner doubled his count just before the half hour mark, again stealing a march over the hapless Jan Bednarek.
But Chelsea were forced to quit cruise control just before the break, with Danny Ings bypassing Kepa and heading home to cut the deficit in half before the break.
Che Adams then leveled things 12 minutes after the restart, but Kai Havertz put Chelsea 3-2 soon after – but the Saints were tied at 3-3 in added time to deny Lampard a victory.
Follow all the latest reactions of the match with Malik Ouzia!
FULL TIME | Chelsea 3-3 Southampton |
They scored a point! Walcott crosses the goal and the big man pulls up.
90 + 1 minutes: There will be four more minutes …
90 minutes: Tammy Abraham is in place of Timo Werner – who seems stunned – for the last few minutes.
86 minutes: Another change from the Blues as Frank Lampard tries to see this – Reece James is on for Christian Pulisic.
81 minutes: Close!
Great job from Theo Walcott on the right and he slashes for Danny Ings but his low shot is dismissed by Kepa.
77 minutes: It would have sealed it! Ben Chilwell’s corner is met by Kai Havertz, who has a free header but cannot lead it under the bar.
72 minutes: Hakim Ziyech is making his debut at Chelsea and Mason Mount is giving way.
70 minutes: Neither manager has turned to his substitute bench yet, but it won’t be long, you can tell.
Awesome response! Werner enters from the right and makes disinterested squares for Kai Havertz to score his first Premier League goal.
What the hell happened here ?!
Kurt Zouma plays a poor bare back to Kepa, who realizes at the last second that he can’t pick it up and Adams pinches to score. Why didn’t he just erase that ?!
54 minutes: Close!
Danny Ings has a chance from the edge of the box and it’s just wide. Not sure Kepa got there.
52 minutes: Southampton have a little spring in their step after scoring the goal at the stroke of half-time. They look much better organized.
We’re back on the road …
DEMI-TEMPS | Chelsea 2-1 Southampton |
A chance, a goal.
From scratch, Southampton are back as Ings is inserted and coldly rounds Kepa to score.
38 minutes: Southampton have barely come out of their own half since that second goal – that’s all Chelsea.
Bednarek can’t come near Werner when he’s doing those shoulder errands.
Jorginho folds a high loop pass over the beach that Bednarek should really handle, but Werner is all over him and using his pace to get past. From there, it’s great, with the German smoothing the ball over McCarthy’s advance and then nodding between two defenders.
26 minutes: Almost two!
Mount and Pulisic show big feet in a narrow area inside the box, but fail to force the house.
21 minutes: It was Ben Chilwell’s pass that also deflected Werner – the full-back got off to a great start.
Kick-off time and place
Chelsea vs Southampton are scheduled to kick off at 3pm BST.
The match will take place behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge and no fans are expected to be in attendance due to government guidelines regarding the coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be broadcast live via pay-per-view on BT Sport Box Office at a cost of £ 14.95.
Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount, Werner.
Sous-marins: Abraham, Caballero, Tomori, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, James.
Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings
Submarines: Stephens, Long, Obafemi, Valery, Tella, Diallo, Forster
Arbitre: Robert Jones
Ralph Hasenhuttl could choose to debut at Southampton Mohammad Salisu after his summer move from Real Valladolid.
History and one-on-one results (H2H)
Of the 42 Premier League fixtures between the teams, Chelsea have won 24 and Southampton nine, with nine draws.
Chelsea managed a 4-1 victory at St Mary’s in October 2019, only to lose the second leg 2-0 on Boxing Day thanks to goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond.