SOU vs CHE
Højbjerg: Improvement will come
Captain confident Saints will recover from recent dip.
Highlights: Saints 1-4 Chelsea
Watch extended highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's.
Gallery: Saints 1-4 Chelsea
The best of the images from the Premier League game, at St Mary's.
90 in 90: Saints 1-4 Chelsea
Watch the key moments from the Premier League meeting at St Mary's.
Video: Højbjerg on Chelsea setback
Saints captain reflects on a tough afternoon at St Mary's.
Video: Hasenhüttl reflects on Chelsea defeat
Watch Ralph Hassenhüttl's assessment.
Saints suffer Chelsea defeat
Ralph Hasenhüttl's side beaten by visiting Blues.
Hasenhüttl disappointed with performance levels
Ralph Hassenhüttl's post-match thoughts.
Højbjerg: It was too easy
Saints captain frustrated with Chelsea defeat.
Limited tickets remaining for Chelsea
You can still secure one of the final seats for this afternoon's match.
Hasenhüttl: Time to show we can compete with Chelsea
The Saints boss on ending a poor run of home results against the Blues.
Video: Hasenhüttl's Chelsea preview
Watch the manager give his thoughts ahead of Sunday's match.
Press conference (part two): The boss on Chelsea
Watch the manager speak with the written media ahead of Sunday's game.
Ticket Office opening hours this weekend
Fans will be able to get tickets ahead of the Chelsea game.
Press conference round up: Chelsea
Ralph Hasenhüttl's thoughts from Friday's press conference.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Chelsea
A quick look at what's taking place around St Mary's on Sunday afternoon!
Press conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
Watch the manager speak with the media ahead of Sunday's match.
Match Pack: Saints vs Chelsea
All you need to know as we host Chelsea at St Mary's.
SAINTS: Boufal eager to produce best form
Moroccan determined to fulfil undoubted potential.
Gallery: Preparing for Chelsea
Saints continue their preparation for Sunday's Premier League encounter.
Limited Chelsea tickets available
Secure your seat at St Mary's for Sunday's meeting.
Gallery: Preparing right at Staplewood
Saints get set for the visit of Chelsea.
Get involved in National Grandparents Day
Your tributes could feature on the big screen during the Chelsea game.
SOU vs CHE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- Saints suffer defeat at St Mary's
- Abraham and Mount both struck early in the first half
- Ings reduced the arrears before Kante made it 3-1 before the break
- Substitute Batshuayi rounded off the scoring late on
Report: Saints suffer Chelsea defeat
Click here to read our report from St Mary's where Chelsea got the better of Saints in the Premier League.
FULL TIME: Southampton 1-4 Chelsea
That's it. Southampton fall to defeat at St Mary's as Chelsea head back to the capital with all three points.
Batshuayi makes it four
Pulisic slips the ball in for Batshuayi who confidently slots the ball under Gunn.
Michy Batshuayi (88’) | 1 – 4
Chelsea seeing out the game
The visitors are happy with their afternoon's work and are doing a good job at seeing the game out here at St Mary's, keeping the Saints at arm's length.
Ings heads wide
Ward-Prowse whips in an inviting cross, but Ings can only head wide on the stretch.
Final 15 👊
If there's to be a dramatic comeback, it needs to happen soon as the clock continues to run down.
Saints are readying their first change and it looks like Obafemi will be the man to come on as he takes final instructions on the touchline.
Almost an opening for Ings
Tomori does just enough to stop Ings latching onto Redmond's long ball, otherwise the striker was clean through on goal.
Changes imminent? 🤔
Adams, Boufal and Obafemi are all sent to warm-up by Ralph Hasenhüttl. Can one of Saints's subs provide the inspiration to get back into this one?
Abraham calls Gunn into action
The Chelsea striker has the chance to fire at goal from the edge of the box, but his zipped effort is too close to Gunn who is comfortably down to his left to collect.
Ward-Prowse off target
If Ward-Prowse could pick a spot to have a free-kick, it's this one. Centre of the goal and just over 20 yards out, but the strike clears the wall and goal altogether.
📸 A quiet spell
Since Hudson-Odoi's chance the game has lost some of its earlier high tempo.
Gunn saves the day
Willian's piercing run ends with a ball into Hudson-Odi, but the winger's shot from a slight angle inside the box is brilliantly saved by the foot of Gunn.
Back under way for the second-half!
We're back up and running. Come on you Saints!
HALF TIME: Southampton 1-3 Chelsea
That's the end of a frantic opening 45 minutes at St Mary's. Despite a bright start from Ralph Hasenhüttl's side, Chelsea stormed into a 2-0 lead thanks to Abraham and Mount strikes. Ings hit back for the hosts before Kante's deflected effort completed the first-half scoring.
Ings goes close!
The striker almost has a second! Tomori is careless in possession and the Saints number nine looks to capitalise, but his goal-bound shot is cleared by Jorginho who was covering for the beaten Kepa.
Deflection restores two-goal lead
It's tough on the Saints. Kante's shot from the edge of the box takes a big deflection off of Højbjerg which leaves Gunn wrong footed and unable to stop the ball nestling in the back of the net.
N'Golo Kanté (41’) | 1 – 3
📸 Game. On.
Danny Ings reels away after stabbing home Valery's cross, although there's some debate whether the final touch came off of Chelsea's Zouma.
Redmond goes close again!
Roared on by the St Mary's crowd, the hosts almost level it up as Redmond blazes into the side netting from an acute angle.
BACK IN IT!
Game on! Saints needed some inspiration and it comes from Valery - the right-back surges into the box after starting out on the touchline and squares for Ings who prods past Kepa from a few yards out.
Danny Ings (30’) | 1 – 2
Something of a let off
The hosts surrender possession cheaply once again but Mount's sweeping effort from 12 yards is dragged wide after a square ball from Abraham.
Chelsea push for a third...
Goals change games, and despite initially starting brightly Saints are now on the back foot as Mount blazes a yard or two over the bar from the edge of the box.
Mount makes it two
Chelsea win possession high up the pitch and after a quick piece of interchange, Willian slides the ball in to Mount who emphatically fires past Gunn from close range.
Mason Mount (24’) | 0 – 2
Goal-line technology hands Chelsea the opener
Hudson-Odoi lobs a hopeful looking ball over the top of the Saints defence, but despite Yoshida and Gunn both being in close proximity, Abraham gets to the ball first and his lobbed strike is confirmed as crossing the line despite Yoshida's acrobatic clearance.
Tammy Abraham (16’) | 0 – 1
📸 A bright start
Saints have settled into an early rhythm at St Mary's, with Redmond's first minute strike the closest we've come to an opening goal.
Yellow Card for Jorge Luiz Frello Filho (Chelsea)
An early yellow card for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho who scythes down Long as he looks to break along the touchline.
Chelsea register their first shot
The visitors create their first chance as the ball is worked into a shooting position for Abraham in a central position on the edge of the box, but his low shot is comfortable for Gunn to claim.
Højbjerg fires over
All the attacking continues to come from the home side. Ward-Prowse's corner is headed out as far as Højbjerg, but the captain's strike from distance flies over the bar.
Almost the dream start!
Saints are on the front foot immediately and Redmond's dipping strike from 20 yards flies inches over the bar!
We're under way at St Mary's!
Chelsea get the game started and we're under way. Come on you Saints!
Longy gives us a new strength, with good deep runs and high speed. yan must be brave today. it's a good challenge against a good player, but i know he can compete.ralph hasenhüttlon his team changes
Chelsea line-up confirmed...
Starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta (c), Tomori, Zouma, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Willian, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.
Subs: Caballero, Christensen, James, Kovačić, Pulisic, Barkley, Batshuayi.13.05
Shane Long starts!
Starting XI: Gunn, Valery, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long.
It was Dušan Tadić and Jan Bednarek!
We asked who got our goals in the April 2018 Premier League meeting with Chelsea at St Mary's, and it was of course Dušan Tadić and Jan Bednarek. Who got it right?12.57
1️⃣5️⃣ minutes until team news!
We'll bring you the team news at 2pm BST! Who will Ralph Hasenhüttl choose to take on Chelsea?12.45
Match Pack: Saints vs Chelsea
Take a look through our Match Pack. Get Clued up as we prepare to take on Chelsea at St Mary's.11.39
Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
Watch as the manager looks ahead to Sunday's Premier League meeting with Chelsea.11.31
Five star Under-18s ⭐️
Southampton’s youngsters romped to a 5-0 victory against Norwich City in Under-18s Premier League action yesterday morning. Read our report here!10.51
we must know that if we want to take something then we have to play 96 minutes in the absolute highest performance.Ralph Hasenhüttlon chelsea clash
Djenepo up for goal of the month 👏
Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo has been shortlisted for September’s Premier League Budweiser Goal of the Month award for his sublime solo effort against Sheffield United! Click here to vote for him!10.46
BACK AT ST MARY'S!
It's matchday, and we're back at home! Chelsea are today's visitors to St Mary's, with kick-off at 2pm BST. We'll be here with you throughout the day, bringing you all the build-up, team news, match updates and also free commentary, so stick with us!10.40
SOU vs CHE Line Ups
Angus Gunn (GK)
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
Shane LongMichael Obafemi (73′)
Danny IngsChe Adams (81′)
Nathan RedmondSofiane Boufal (81′)
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
César Azpilicueta (C)
Mason MountMateo Kovacic (80′)
Tammy AbrahamMichy Batshuayi (84′)
Callum Hudson-OdoiChristian Pulisic (80′)
SOU vs CHE Match Stats
Head to Head Stats
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