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Disappointment once again, another gameweek where we won’t be watching Match of the Day while drinking some wine.
Chelsea’s lack of creativity and stability in defence cost Chelsea another 3 points in the Premier League at Stanford Bridge.
The first twenty minutes was an equal game, however Chelsea struggled to create any clear cut chances due to the deep and effective defending of the Saints.
30 minutes in, Obafemi finished exquisitely after some terrible football from Emerson, Hudson-Odoi, Tomori and Zouma.
Emerson put the young English winger in a tough position, who lost the ball too easily and didn’t track back. Tomori got too easily caught out and Zouma backed off leaving the Southampton forward eith an opportunity to take a shot.
Chelsea fans feared that the game would turn out to be like the ones against Bournemouth, Everton, West Ham and they weren’t wrong.
The 3-4-3 formation didn’t suit Chelsea at all, with the London side unable to create many chances and with us being caught out too easily on the counter-attack.
At Half Time, Frank Lampard had to make some changes and immediately brought on Mason Mount for Kurt Zouma, switching to the 4-3-3.
The English midfielder’s arrival into the game gave Chelsea an immediate spark and he linked up well with Tammy Abraham.
Lampard said after the game that Alonso and James suffered from injuries and weren’t able to make the squad today, with Mount feeling ‘under the weather’ in the last couple days.
These injuries have picked up recently due to the fixtures coming thick and fast, and the fatigue was also shown in the last thirty minutes where almost nothing was created.
Around the 70th minute, Southampton were playing some beautiful football with excellent movement and Nathan Redmond scored a lovely team goal and with some help from some shockingly bad Chelsea defending.
And that was it, game over. Fans started to leave the stadium in Fulham and disappointment was shown with a couple boos at Full Time.
Lampard must find a way quickly to fix our home record and winning from conceding first.
Up next, Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.