Southampton 2-1 Chelsea: Excellent Saints topple lacklustre Blues

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Southampton snatched all three points from Chelsea in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday, at St. Mary’s Stadium. Soton were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 1-0 to Manchester United. Chelsea had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 2-1 victory against Leicester City. As it stands, both teams are on 7 points and sit in 7th and 8th places respectively after 5 matches.

Chelsea started the first half well, when Raheem Sterling gave The Blues the lead at the 23 minute mark. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Romeo Lavia in the 28th minute brought The Saints level. However they weren’t finished yet and Adam Armstrong made it 2-1 just before halftime. The score at half time was 2-1. With both teams struggling to produce anything meaningful in the second half though, the match ended 2-1.

Substitutions for Soton included Joe Aribo, Moussa Djenepo and Lyanco for Romeo Lavia, Romain Perraud and Adam Armstrong, repectively. Chelsea brought on Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja and Ben Chilwell, to replace Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jorginho.

There were bookings for Mohammed Salisu and James Ward Prowse from Soton. For Chelsea, Christian Pulisic saw yellow.

Soton will play their next fixture away against Wolverhampton Wanderers, while Chelsea will face West Ham United at home.

Technical card:
Southampton:Gavin Bazunu, Kyle Walker-Peters, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Mohammed Salisu, Romain Perraud (Moussa Djenepo, min.73), Adam Armstrong (Lyanco, min.86), Romeo Lavia (Joe Aribo, min.60), Ibrahima Diallo, James Ward Prowse, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Che Adams
Chelsea:Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta (Armando Broja, min.67), Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Mateo Kovacic, min.46), Jorginho (Ben Chilwell, min.67), Marc Cucurella, Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz (Christian Pulisic, min.66)
Stadium:St. Mary’s Stadium
Goals:Raheem Sterling (0-1, min. 23), Romeo Lavia (1-1, min. 28) and Adam Armstrong (2-1, min. 45)