Saints suffer the Blues at St Mary's

St Mary's Stadium | Sun 06 Oct 2PM | Attendance: 31,473
Match Report Highlights

Saints vs CHE
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Saints 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
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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.

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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.

88’

GOAL

Michy Batshuayi (88’) | 1 4

88’

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.

83’

Chelsea substitution: Michy Batshuayi replaces Tammy Abraham

Chelsea make their third and final change, as Abraham makes way for Batshuayi.

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80’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Danny Ings

Ings's afternoon is over as the goal scorer makes way for Adams.

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80’

Southampton substitution: Sofiane Boufal replaces Nathan Redmond

Now it's a double sub for the hosts, starting with Boufal for Redmond. 

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79’

Chelsea substitution: Christian Pulisic replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi

Pulisic replaces Hudson-Odoi who received treatment for a knock a few minutes earlier. 

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79’

Chelsea substitution: Mateo Kovacic replaces Mason Mount

The first of a double swap for the visitors. 

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78’

Ings heads wide

Ward-Prowse whips in an inviting cross, but Ings can only head wide on the stretch. 

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Final 15 👊

If there's to be a dramatic comeback, it needs to happen soon as the clock continues to run down.

72’

Southampton substitution: Michael Obafemi replaces Shane Long

A first change of the day for Saints and it's a like-for-like swap as Obafemi replaces Long. 

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70’

Obafemi inbound

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. 

67’

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. 

64’

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? 

61’

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.

59’

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. 

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📸 A quiet spell

Since Hudson-Odoi's chance the game has lost some of its earlier high tempo. 

49’

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.

45’

Back under way for the second-half!

We're back up and running. Come on you Saints!

📸 First half snaps

The pick of the images from an action packed opening 45 minutes at St Mary's. 

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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. 

+1’

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.

41’

GOAL

N'Golo Kanté (41’) | 1 3

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📸 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. 

33’

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. 

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

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.

30’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (30’) | 1 2

29’

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.

27’

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.

24’

GOAL

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. 

16’

GOAL

Tammy Abraham (16’) | 0 1

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📸 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. 

12’

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. 

11’

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. 

7’

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.

1’

Almost the dream start! 

Saints are on the front foot immediately and Redmond's dipping strike from 20 yards flies inches over the bar!

0’

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 hasenhüttl
on his team changes
13.31
VOTE NOW
Ralph Hasenhüttl has made two changes for today's match. Who are you most excited to see back in the starting 11?

Ralph Hasenhüttl has made two changes for today's match. Who are you most excited to see back in the starting 11?

The results so far:

  • Yan Valery
    52%
  • Shane Long
    48%

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
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Shane Long starts!

Starting XI: Gunn, Valery, Yoshida, Bednarek, Bertrand, Højbjerg (c), Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long.

Subs: McCarthy, Stephens, Danso, Armstrong, Boufal, Adams, Obafemi.

13.01
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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
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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
Southampton FC

Ralph Hasenhüttl on @cheadams_: “Ché played every game from the beginning and I wanted to give him a rest. He showed this week that he is in better condition and mentally clear. He is an option for Sunday.”

12.09

Reporting for duty! 📸

Our photographer was on hand to catch the players as they arrived at St Mary's.

12.04
VOTE NOW
In April 2018, Saints narrowly lost out 3-2 to Chelsea at St Mary's. But can you remember who got the hosts's goals that day?

In April 2018, Saints narrowly lost out 3-2 to Chelsea at St Mary's. But can you remember who got the hosts's goals that day?

The results so far:

  • Maya Yoshida
    4%
  • Dušan Tadić
    50%
  • Oriol Romeu
    0%
  • Jan Bednarek
    17%
  • Cédric
    0%
  • Shane Long
    29%

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

Shaping up for Chelsea 📸

Take a look through this week's training images, as Saints prepare for the visit of Chelsea at St Mary's. 

11.19

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 Hasenhüttl
on chelsea clash
10.48

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

Saints vs CHE Line Ups

Southampton

28
Angus Gunn (GK)
21
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
43
Yan Valery
3
Maya Yoshida
14
Oriol Romeu
16
James Ward-Prowse
23
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (C)
7
Shane Long
Michael Obafemi (73′)
9
Danny Ings
Che Adams (81′)
22
Nathan Redmond
Sofiane Boufal (81′)
5
Jack Stephens
10
Che Adams
1
Alex McCarthy
17
Stuart Armstrong
20
Michael Obafemi
19
Sofiane Boufal
38
Kevin Danso

Chelsea

1
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
3
Marcos Alonso
15
Kurt Zouma
29
Fikayo Tomori
28
César Azpilicueta (C)
5
Jorginho
19
Mason Mount
Mateo Kovacic (80′)
7
N'Golo Kanté
10
Willian
9
Tammy Abraham
Michy Batshuayi (84′)
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Christian Pulisic (80′)
4
Andreas Christensen
24
Reece James
22
Christian Pulisic
17
Mateo Kovacic
8
Ross Barkley
13
Willy Caballero
23
Michy Batshuayi

Saints vs CHE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Chelsea
  • Possession (%)
    43
    57
  • Shots
    10
    13
  • Shots on target
    3
    7
  • Corners
    3
    4
  • Passes Complete
    275
    395

Top Saints Player Stats

Goals
1
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Shots On Target
2
Danny Ings
Danny Ings
Chances Created
2
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
Passes Completed
57
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
Tackles
5
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
Clearances
6
Jan Bednarek
Jan Bednarek
Saves
3
Angus Gunn
Angus Gunn