CHE vs SOU
Highlights: Chelsea 0-2 Saints
The pick of the action from a stunning victory at Stamford Bridge.
Gallery: Chelsea 0-2 Saints
The best images from Southampton's Stamford Bridge success.
Video: Redmond stars in Chelsea win
Redmond reflects on Saints' victory on the road.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Boxing Day delight
The manager's assessment of Southampton's Chelsea success.
Hasenhüttl: My Christmas is fantastic
Manager has high praise for triumphant Saints.
Redmond: A great team performance
Saints' second goal scorer hails effort on the road.
90 in 90: Chelsea 0-2 Saints
A look at the key moments from Southampton's latest Premier League triumph.
Scintillating Saints stun Chelsea
Southampton claim back-to-back Premier League wins.
Hasenhüttl hopes away form continues
The Saints boss on his side's results on the road, as they prepare for Chelsea.
Gallery: Christmas Day at Staplewood!
Check out our best photos from Christmas Day training.
On The Road: Chelsea
Our guide for Saints fans heading to Stamford Bridge.
Hasenhüttl on hectic festive schedule
The Saints boss on the challenge of facing Chelsea and Crystal Palace in the space of 48 hours.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Chelsea preview
The manager looks ahead to the Boxing Day clash with Chelsea.
Press conference (part two): Hasenhüttl on Boxing Day clash
Watch the manager speak with the written media ahead of the game at Chelsea.
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.
Monday Briefing: December 23rd
The latest Southampton news over the festive period.
Tickets for Chelsea on sale
Eligible season ticket holders can secure their place for the Boxing Day clash.
CHE vs SOU As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Redmond doubles Saints' lead, chipping over Kepa
- Saints lead Chelsea at the break
- Obafemi scores his second ever Premier League goal
- Michael Obafemi fires Saints ahead with a sumptuous finish
Scintillating Saints stun Chelsea
Our report from Stamford Bridge, where Saints blew away Chelsea on Boxing Day!17.48
FULL-TIME: Chelsea 0-2 Saints
Two top quality goals and three well deserved points! Saints with back-to-back away wins in the Premier League and are now comfortably clear of the relegation zone! 😁
Yellow Card for Sofiane Boufal (Southampton)
Soaking up the pressure
Saints are under the cosh, but McCarthy comes to claim a cross and relieve the pressure. Saints defending superbly well.
Romeu fouls Mount
We're into additional time. Mount goes over on the edge of the area, under pressure from Romeu. He takes the free-kick himself, but McCarthy was on his toes. A good save, palmed over the bar.
Mount shot wayward
Few efforts on goal from Chelsea, but the eventual shot from Mount was tame. McCarthy happy to watch it trickle wide. Chelsea continue to threaten, but aren't really testing Saints' stopper.
Azpilicueta heads over
Corner delivered to near post and he tried to glance a header goalward. Got too much on it and the effort flies over the bar.
The weight of pass was slightly too heavy from Redmond, but the link up play was good down the left. Saints looking comfortable in possession.
Picture perfect 😍
A Christmas cracker from Nathan Redmond!
Pulisic got the ball stuck under his feet, but still forced a save from McCarthy. Out for a corner and then cleared away from danger. Chelsea pressing, but no breakthrough.
He did well again to win a throw in. Saints neat play with Redmond and Højbjerg both involved.
Sensational team goal
It's a super finish from Redmond, but pretty much all Southampton players were involved in that move. Armstrong flicked the ball towards the winger, and with Kepa rushing towards him, Redmond flicks the ball over him.
Nathan Redmond (73’) | 0 – 2
McCarthy went to collect a free-kick from Pulisic, but doesn't quite get there. He gathers at the second attempt as Abraham was attempting to get his head on it.
Work rate 💯
Ché Adams has run tirelessly up top for Saints. His hold up play has been excellent, and is proving a good outlet. Danny Ings is stripped and ready for action on the sidelines.
It should be two! Fantastic play from Armstrong, who created the chance. Redmond was baring down on goal, with only Kepa to beat, but the keeper makes a good save, low to his right.
Good defending from Bednarek
Cédric had sliced his clearance, but the Pole was in control. Held Abraham off and allowed McCarthy to collect.
Yellow Card for N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
For a foul on Adams.
Yellow Card for Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea)
Stephens responds to danger
It's a brilliant recovery tackle from Stephens, as Abraham attempted to race clear. The pass was lovely from Mount, who has made a real difference since coming on.
Ings warming up
Saints' top scorer getting warm on the sidelines.
Redmond getting more involved now, as Saints continue to play on the counter. Latest Chelsea attack ends in penalty appeals for a possible handball, but waved away.
Hudson-Odoi ruffles net
Luckily it was the top of the net. He cut inside, on the edge of the area, and bent a shot towards goal. McCarthy looked to have it covered.
Again Redmond was the instigator. He motored down the left once more, and Højbjerg was breaking centrally. The ball is curled towards him but just too much weight on the pass.
Chelsea have a corner but Bednarek has received a ball to the face and is slightly dazed, so play has stopped. Adams heads away resulting corner and Saints have the ball back.
Redmond does fantastically down the left, escapes Rüdiger, and then gets to the byline. Sweeps the ball across the goal towards Adams who was sliding in at the back post. Tomori gets the faintest of touches to divert the ball away.
Mason Mount straight into the thick of things. He finds Abraham who wriggles free and smashes his effort into the side-netting.
HALF-TIME: Chelsea 0-1 Saints
A superb first half comes to a close. Michael Obafemi's stunner is the difference as Saints go into the break with a 1-0 lead.
He landed awkwardly on his head/neck, as he jumped for a header with Højbjerg. Currently receiving treatment.
Saints celebrate 📸
Ralph Hasenhüttl's side continue to lead at Stamford Bridge, as we edge towards half-time.
Spell of pressure from Chelsea. First save McCarthy has had to make is a good one, clawing away an effort from Azpilicueta. Hudson-Odoi then back on the attack, but Armstrong is there to clear.
The midfielder elects to cross, rather than shoot from a tight angle. Chelsea pressurising, as Emerson wins a corner off Cédric. Willian delivers and it was met by Azpilicueta, forcing a good save from McCarthy.
For all their good work on the ball, Chelsea are yet to make McCarthy work. Saints doing well to contain their hosts.
Chelsea were stretched defensively, but Obafemi was still left with a lot to do. The first touch and turn were particularly clever, matched by the curling shot to finish.
WHAT A FINISH
Saints hit Chelsea on the counter and it's a sensational finish from the teenager. He turns brilliantly, and curls the ball past Kepa.
Michael Obafemi (32’) | 0 – 1
Obafemi links with Redmond
Saints burst forward with Obafemi, and he brings Redmond into play on the left. Armstrong is screaming for the ball centrally, but the winger looked to be in two minds. He eventually runs it out of play, under pressure from Azpilicueta.
Yellow Card for Ryan Bertrand (Southampton)
Goes into the book for apparent time wasting,
Saints frustrating Blues
The visitors doing a good job of stopping Chelsea building any momentum. Hosts enjoying plenty of possession, but McCarthy not been tested yet.
Bertrand draws foul
Good link up down the left flank. Rüdiger across and fouls the full-back. Ward-Prowse to deliver centrally, which is cleared. Obafemi then fouls Willian and Chelsea win back possession.
Careless from Højbjerg
A pass is lose, and falls to Willian. Emerson also involved. Hudson-Odoi's shot is blocked by Stephens and goes out for a corner. Free header from Tomori, who looked to have fouled Bertrand in the build up. McCarthy saves comfortably.
Linked well with Armstrong and delivered towards Adams, but not near enough to the striker. Ball cleared and Chelsea have possessionl
Armstrong stops Willian
Very clever with the ball at his feet, but the Saints midfielder timed his tackle well. Ball then launched towards Abraham but well fielded by Stephens. Saints sitting in, remaining compact.
Bit cold, boss? 😅
Ralph Hasenhüttl at a bitter Stamford Bridge.
Good move from the hosts. Hold up play from Abraham was useful, as the ball was worked out to the left. But the pass had too much on it from Hudson-Odoi.
Prowsey getting stuck in
Saints matching Chelsea in midfield. No real rhythm to either side yet.
The Brazilian trying to work some space around the Saints box. He links with Hudson-Odoi but the visitors win it back and break with Redmond. Cross is cleared.
A bit scrappy
Both sides guilty of conceding possession slightly too easily. Cédric has it down the right, and the ball is recycled along the backline. Chelsea win it back and attempt to break with Emerson - he's bundled over by Armstrong.
The visitors are set up as a 4-4-2, with Redmond out on the left and Armstrong on the right. Obafemi and Adams in partnership up top.
Bertrand on the ball
Worked well down the left by the former Chelsea full-back, and possession well retained by Saints. Stephens opts to go long and it runs through to Kepa.
Pre-match huddles complete. Referee John Moss gets the game under way in the rain at Stamford Bridge...
5️⃣ minutes to go...
The players are in the tunnel now, we're fast approaching kick-off! Score predictions, Saints fans?14.56
Midfielder Stuart Armstrong speaks with the media ahead of facing Chelsea today.14.23
The manager's pre-match chat
Hear what Ralph Hasenhüttl had to say ahead of kick-off at Stamford Bridge today!14.23
Michael Obafemi and Ché Adams replace the injured Shane Long, who hasn't travelled, and Danny Ings, who starts among the substitutes, Sofiane Boufal is also available from the bench.14.08
Starting XI: Kepa (GK), Rüdiger, Jorginho, Kanté, Abraham, Willian, Zouma, Hudson-Odoi, Azpilicueta, Tomori, Emerson.
Subs: Caballero (GK), Christensen, Barkley, Pedro, Mount, Pulisic, Batshuayi.14.03
Starting XI: McCarthy (GK), Cédric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Højbjerg (c), Armstrong, Redmond, Obafemi, Adams.
Sneak peak! 👀
We've got team news coming up in 1️⃣ hour! Who makes your starting XI today, Saints fans?13.00
Get clued up!
Prepare yourself for our festive fixture with our Match Pack, in association with eToro…12.21
Merry Christmas from Southampton FC! 🎄
A Christmas message from the players...12.16
Hear from the boss! 🗣
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has said that facing two games in the space of 48 hours will be a challenging task, but he feels there is an opportunity to take points from both the Boxing Day trip to Chelsea and the subsequent home game against Crystal Palace.12.01
We are happy we took the win against aston villa, but also we know it is not easy to come to stamford bridge. we want to do it better than last time.ralph hasenhüttlsouthampton manager
Boxing Day football! 😍
Merry Christmas, Southampton fans! We're back on the road, as we travel to the capital to take on Chelsea. Ralph Hasenhüttl's side were 3-1 victors over Aston Villa last time out, while today's hosts saw off José Mourinho's Tottenham. Stay tuned for all the build-up, team news, match updates and free live commentary right here...11.51
CHE vs SOU Line Ups
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
Kurt ZoumaMason Mount (45′)
César Azpilicueta (C)
Callum Hudson-OdoiChristian Pulisic (67′)
Alex McCarthy (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Stuart ArmstrongOriol Romeu (86′)
Michael ObafemiDanny Ings (69′)
Che AdamsSofiane Boufal (80′)
CHE vs SOU Match Stats
Shots on target33