Southampton vs Chelsea: Chelsea are surprised at St Mary’s
SSurprise on the 5th day of English football. Chelsea entered St Mary’s Stadium, where they lost 2-1 to Southampton with flap included. The Blues, who came through Raheem Sterling, they did not fall at the Saints for nine games and over nine years.
The visiting team came out as favourites, not only because of the power of their team, but also because of the record which indicated only two defeats in their last 18 direct matches against Southampton. As if that weren’t enough, the last precedent at St Mary’s was 0-6.
Under this scenario, a meeting began in which Chelsea gradually resumed action. It is at minute 23 that Raheem Sterling opened the scoring taking advantage of a half cut by Romain Perraud.
just five minutes later The Saints found parity with a right hand from Roméo Lavia, after a refusal by César Azpilicueta after a corner.
When nothing was wrong with the game and the first half was dying, Adam Armstrong fashioned the flip with a left foot between three Blues defenders. The diagonal was from Perraud, which allowed the goal of the 9.
Already in the plugin Ralph Hasenhüttl almost found the third. The clearest chance came at 52′, with a double chance of Mohamed Elyounoussi, who first found Cucurella’s chest and then Édouard Mendy’s slap.
At 74′, he warned the house again, with a Salisu header that was taken off the line by Thiago Silva.
The last 10 minutes were blue field; however Southampton’s good defensive work ended up dooming the game.
With the result the The Saints climb to seventh position with seven points, product of two wins, one draw and two losses; identical record for Chelsea, who fall to eighth place for having fewer goals scored.
The weekend of Thomas Tuchel will host West Ham, while Southampton will visit Raúl Jiménez’s Wolves. You can see both meetings live on Paramount+, home of the Premier League in Mexico.
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