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premier-league Stamford Bridge | Sat 17 Oct 3PM | Attendance: 0
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CHE vs Saints
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CHE vs Saints As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Full-Time: Chelsea 3-3 Saints
  • Havertz scores but Vestergaard scores late to earn a point.
  • Ings gets one back before Adams equalises
  • Timo Werner scores twice inside opening 30 minutes

Match Report

Lots to digest after that game at Stamford Bridge! Read it all back in our MATCH REPORT HERE.

17.57

Goals, Goals, Goals.

Three goals at Stamford Bridge has earned Saints a big point. Unbeaten now in three games. Up next is top of the table Everton at St Mary's. 

That moment

What a game we have had here. Played at over 100 mph with both sides not giving in and keeping to playing at pace. Vestergaard with the moment that will live long in the memory.


Saints deserved the equaliser as they stuck at it, even when 2-0 down, and have been rewarded for their bravery when it may have been easier to just shut shop. 

Full-time: Chelsea 3-3 Saints

Wow. Just wow. Saints have pulled it back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to gain a point from Stamford Bridge. Ings, Adams and Vestergaard with the goals that give Saints a deserved point.


Chelsea led 2-0 after 30 minutes, Ings got one back before half time, Adams equalised, two minutes later Chelsea go ahead and then Vestergaard guides the ball in to send Saints into ecstasy

+4’

Walcott runs at the defence!

He's running and shoots! wide. Oh that would have been a fantasy ending there.

+3’

CORNER TO SAINTS!

We aren't stopping there! Saints win a corner and it is whipped in by Ward-Prowse, cleared. Saints on the front foot here.

GOALSCORER 4 Jannik Vestergaard

THE BIG DANE!!!!

YES!!! IT'S THEO WALCOTT WITH THE SHOT AND IT IS HEADED IN BY VESTERGAARD!! 


Unbelievable scenes here at Stamford Bridge. The free kick is delivered. Walcott shoots and Vestergaard sticks his head out and his little touch guides it past Kepa!!!

+1’

GOOOAL!!!

Jannik Vestergaard (+1’) | 3 3

90’

Four minutes added on

Come on Saints! Just one more chance could be the difference. Vestergaard has gone up top for the final few minutes!

89’

Chelsea substitution: Tammy Abraham replaces Timo Werner

Werner comes off with two goals to his name.

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Final few minutes

Not long left here for Saints to get an equaliser. Chelsea keeping hold of the ball with the visitors unable to get it back. 

87’

Chelsea substitution: Reece James replaces Christian Pulisic

Chelsea make a defensive change in the hope to see out the final few minutes here...

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86’

Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Oriol Romeu

It's a debut for Ibrahima Diallo here at Stamford Bridge. Can he make the difference in the final minutes?

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86’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Ché Adams

Adams will be happy with his individual performance as he comes off with a goal and an assist. 

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Theo! Theo! Theo!

How have we rated this man this afternoon? The winger has brought a spark at different points in the game and has been lively in this second half. 

81’

INGS WITH A CHANCE!

It's Walcott again running at the Chelsea defence and he lays it to Ings who turns and shoots low but it is well saved down low. Saints creating more chances than their hosts here!

78’

Adams again!

Walcott gets his legs going to run and play in Adams who lets the shot go but it rolls wide. Saints will be looking to hit Chelsea on the counter still at pace. Can we create that opening for the equaliser?

77’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Nathan Redmond

A big moment for Nathan Tella! Can the youngster make a difference here?

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76’

Havertz heads over

Corner comes in and Bednarek gets stuck with two Chelsea players and Havertz rises highest to head but it's safely over. 

Ralph urging his players on

The game has slowed down since that Havertz goal made it 3-2. The game was being played at such a pace that it was going to slow down at some point and Chelsea will be worrying about letting the lead slip once again. 

71’

Chelsea substitution: Hakim Ziyech replaces Mason Mount

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69’

Romeu with the volley!

Not the same outcome as last time out against West Brom sadly. Saints win a corner, it's cleared and Walcott chips it back in, it's cleared as far as Romeu who hits it on the volley but it's high over the bar. 

Saints have to battle back again

The faces show how much that goal meant. Lots of hard work went in to turning the game around and Chelsea went back ahead moments later.


Judging by how this game has gone so far, there's definitely time for another goal in this game.

Adams gets first of the season

Che Adams has got that important first goal of the season! He has deserved it judging by his performances and chances so far this season. 


Saints also deserved their equaliser here at Stamford Bridge but sadly it only lasted for two minutes before Havertz put Chelsea back infront. 

Havertz puts Chelsea back in front

The two sides were level for under a minute. Timo Werner gets into the area and is able to pass it to Kai Havertz who just taps in easily. So frustrating for Saints who deserved to be level and are now back behind.

58’

GOAL

Kai Havertz (58’) | 3 2

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

HE'S DONE IT!!!

Adams has his first goal of the season!!! Saints are level!!! 


Zouma plays it back to Kepa, who Adams puts under pressure, and the keeper misses the ball and Adams has an effort which hits the post. Ings tries and he can't get it past the line and it falls back to Adams who smashes it into the roof of the net!! 

56’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (56’) | 2 2

54’

INGS!

A snap shot from the striker and it goes narrowly wide! Saints moved the ball nicely around the edge of the box and it came to Ings who took a quick shot but it missed the target. Much better from Saints here...

Saints the better side in the early going

Chelsea are currently chasing possession here at Stamford Bridge as they look to gain control back of the game as they did in the opening 30 minutes or so. 

49’

Saints with a free-kick...

James Ward-Prowse is over a free kick which he whips in and it hits the back of someone and loops into the air for Kepa to safely collect. 

48’

Saints on the front foot

Ryan Bertrand, facing his former club, tries to play in Danny Ings behind the full back and into the area but the striker can't get the ball under control and it's a goal kick. 

Second half underway!

Can Saints get an equaliser? That Danny Ings goal just before half-time has given them a chance here of leaving Stamford Bridge with something.

How will Saints approach the second half?

It's been a mixed first half with the majority going in favour of Chelsea but those final five minutes will have given Ralph Hasenhuttl some more hope for the next 45. 


It's going to be hard as Chelsea look to play at pace and Saints will need to keep Werner quiet in the second half. 

Half-Time: Chelsea 2-1 Saints

Danny Ings has given Saints a lifeline just before half-time here at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea had been dominant with Timo Werner scoring twice and moving the ball well but in the final five minutes of the half, Saints keep possession and create an opening to reduce the deficit to one.


That goal has just changed the outlook for the next 45 minutes! 

Ings gets Saints back into the game

Saints needed something to happen and Danny Ings has provided the goal before half-time. A good spell of possession here for Saints who for the first time in the half are able to impose themselves a little on the home side.

GOALSCORER 9 Danny Ings

Who else!?

Ingsy has Saints back in the game! Saints keep possession for a few minutes inside the Chelsea half and when the chance arrives, Ings takes it.


Havertz loses possession and Ings capitalises, rounds Kepa and taps into an empty net! Come on you Saints!

42’

GOOOAL!!!

Danny Ings (42’) | 2 1

39’

Werner comes close to his hat-trick

Timo Werner gets space to run at the Saints goal but when he is about 12 yards out, unleashes a shot but it's high over the bar. 

That early Adams chance

Che Adams is looking for his first goal of the season and could have put Saints ahead inside the opening ten minutes. The effort though was too straight and Kepa got down low to prevent Saints scoring the opener. Now they trail 2-0 here.

Timo Werner the difference at Stamford Bridge

Werner has come back to haunt the man who signed him for his previous club RB Leipzig, Ralph Hasenhuttl, with a well taken double here at Stamford Bridge. Saints with plenty of work to do to turn this around. 

31’

McCarthy save!

Corner comes in and Kurt Zouma is free in the area to flick a header towards goal but McCarthy can push it away safely. 

Werner makes it two

A long ball from Jorginho inside his own half finds Timo Werner on the run. The German shrugs off Jan Bednarek, chips it over the on rushing Alex McCarthy and then heads it in from close range. A tough opening 30 minutes here for Saints.

28’

GOAL

Timo Werner (28’) | 2 0

26’

McCarthy save!

Mason Mount takes on the Saints defence and lays off to his American team-mate Christian Pulisic and his shot is blocked low by McCarthy and the ball is scrambled away. 

Playing at pace

It's all about moving the ball quickly here at Stamford Bridge as both sides look to play at speed when in possession. Saints, being the away side, haven't seen lots of the ball but you can see the plan.

21’

Walker-Peters wins the freekick

Ben Chilwell can't stop his fellow full back and gives Saints a freekick near the touchline. Ward-Prowse whips it in and is cleared to Redmond who shoots! but it's blocked as Saints keep possession.

Werner gets his first Premier League goal

The opening goal did look more likely to go to the home side. Timo Werner has the ball inside the area and the Saints defence can't get near the German who then shoots low past McCarthy. 


Werner gets his first Premier League goal of the season and it's against his former RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

15’

GOAL

Timo Werner (15’) | 1 0

14’

The ball is in the net!

Chilwell crosses in to Werner who heads it in past McCarthy but the flag is raised pretty quickly and it stays 0-0.

Opening 10 minutes have passed

Chelsea have been in control of possession here at the Bridge with the Blues passing at pace when they get into the Saints half. 


The early double chance for Chelsea is the best so far with Adams also going close for Saints here.

9’

ADAMS WITH THE CHANCE!

Walcott drifts inside and finds Che Adams but his shot is too straight and Kepa is able to save the effort. Great opening in the early going here for Saints.

7’

Werner with an opening

Chelsea with some nice build-up play as Mason Mount finds Werner but his shot is dragged across the penalty area for a goal-kick. 

6’

Pulisic heads over...

Christian Pulisic finds space in between the centre backs but his header is high over the bar. 

3’

WHAT A DOUBLE SAVE!

Alex McCarthy pulls off a great double stop with Ben Chilwell having space to get an effort away with the follow up coming quickly back to the Saints stopper but he is able to push it away. 

We're underway!

James Ward-Prowse kicks us off instead of the missing Stuart Armstrong. Saints gain a throw-in inside the Chelsea half but lose possession. 

Saints to kick us off...

Saints will be playing from left to right in this first half in the traditional setup for games at Stamford Bridge. Therefore they will be attacking where the away fans would have been in the second half.

15.00

Here come the teams!

Saints and Chelsea have made their way onto the pitch here at Stamford Bridge with kick off just moments away. A reminder you can also watch today's game live on BT Sport Box Office.

14.55

15 minutes to kick-off!

The countdown is on to kick-off with the warm-ups nearing the end! How are we feeling Saints fan?

14.42

Theo at Stamford Bridge 😇

Theo Walcott being put through his paces before kick-off here with the starting eleven. 

14.41

Warm-ups underway!

The players led by Captain James Ward-Prowse are out on the pitch at Stamford Bridge. Kick off is at 3pm!

14.33

You predict a narrow win...

54% of Saints fans following the matchday blog have gone for a narrow win at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. No-one has gone for a 0-0 draw...

14.20

Our Opponents

Chelsea start the day in seventh place with two wins, a draw and a defeat leaving them on seven points which is just one ahead of Saints.


Their last time out saw them ship four past Crystal Palace and have netted ten times in the opening four games. 

14.17

Starting eleven

Starting XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner.


Subs: Willy Caballero, Fikayo Tomori, Reece James, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud.

14.06

A start for Walcott!

Ralph Hasenhüttl has handed a start at the first opportunity to Theo Walcott since he rejoined the club on loan. He replaces Stuart Armstrong, who is out after testing positive for COVID-19 before the International break.


Whereas Nathan Redmond replaces Moussa Djenepo on the opposite wing who is also injured.

14.02

😇 Saints starting eleven 😇

Starting XI: Alex McCarthy, Kyle Walker-Peters, Jannik Vestergaard, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Nathan Redmond, Ché Adams, Danny Ings.


Subs: Fraser Forster, Jack Stephens, Yan Valery, Ibrahima Diallo, Nathan Tella, Michael Obafemi, Shane Long.

14.00

Gearing up for Chelsea

Take a look through the gallery as the players prepared for the trip to Chelsea at Staplewood Campus on Thursday.

13.18

Walcott on his Saints homecoming 

Hear from Theo Walcott after he rejoined Saints on loan for the rest of the season. 

13.01

the question was not do we do it, but when.

Ralph hasenhüttl (on Walcott)
manager
12.59

Will we see Theo?

So, with Armstrong and Djenepo out, will Hasenhüttl give Theo Walcott his first Saints appearance in 14 years? Find out at 2pm right here.

12.56

Early Team News

After scoring his first goal of the 2020/21 season against West Brom, Moussa Djenepo misses out today after sustaining a hamstring injury.


Stuart Armstrong also misses out after testing positive for COVID-19 before Scotland's International break but should return to training early next week.

12.55

Back to Back wins! 😎

Saints have six points on board ahead of today's game thanks to two wins in a row against Burnley and West Brom. Take a look back at our recent win in the highlights above.

12.39

Match Pack

Get all the information you need about today's game such as where to watch, previous meetings, key stats and more in the Match Pack, in association with etoro.


12.36

January 2019: Chelsea 0-0 Saints

Ralph Hasenhüttl has collected four points from six at Stamford Bridge since becoming boss. It began with this draw in the early days of his Saints reign...

12.19

December 2019: Chelsea 0-2 Saints

Christmas 2019 was a special time for Saints with that run that started the climb up the Premier League table. Goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond gave us an unforgettable win...

12.16

Trip down memory lane...

There's been some good results for Saints in recent years at Stamford Bridge. The 2-0 win on Boxing Day 2019, the 0-0 draw in January 2019, the 3-1 win in October 2015 and the 1-1 draw in March 2015. 


Let's take a look back at those highlights from 2019...

12.14
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The results so far:

  • Convincing win
    7%
  • Narrow win
    54%
  • Score draw
    18%
  • 0-0 draw
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  • Defeat
    21%

📰 Read more from the Boss...

You can also read more about what the boss has said ahead of the game on Theo Walcott, the International break and more in our press conference round-up.


11.56

the good thing is that it's not the best single players winning games, but the best teams.

ralph hasenhüttl
manager
11.53

🎥  Hear from the Boss...

Get the thoughts of the manager ahead of today's game. 

11.51

Matchday! 😁

Welcome back from the International break! Saints today travel to Stamford Bridge to face Frank Lampard's Chelsea. It's been a good turn around after consecutive league defeats in the opening two games but two wins since has helped Saints get back on track. Can Ralph Hasenhüttl's side continue this run of form?


Stay here for all the news you need ahead of kick-off! 

11.50

CHE vs Saints Line Ups

Chelsea

1
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
21
Ben Chilwell yellow card
28
César Azpilicueta (C)
4
Andreas Christensen
15
Kurt Zouma
29
Kai Havertz goal
10
Christian Pulisic
replace Reece James (87′)
5
Jorginho
7
N'Golo Kanté
19
Mason Mount
replace Hakim Ziyech (72′)
11
Timo Werner goal goal
replace Tammy Abraham (90′)
9
Tammy Abraham
13
Willy Caballero
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
22
Hakim Ziyech
24
Reece James
14
Fikayo Tomori
18
Olivier Giroud

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK)
3
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard goal
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
6
Oriol Romeu yellow card
replace Ibrahima Diallo (87′)
32
Theo Walcott
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Nathan Tella (77′)
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
10
Che Adams goal
replace Shane Long (86′)
9
Danny Ings goal
7
Shane Long
5
Jack Stephens
44
Fraser Forster
18
Yan Valery
23
Nathan Tella
27
Ibrahima Diallo
14
Michael Obafemi

CHE vs Saints Match Stats

Chelsea

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    53
    comparison angle
    47
  • Shots
    11
    comparison angle
    13
  • Shots on target
    5
    comparison angle
    6
  • Corners
    6
    comparison angle
    2
  • Passes Complete
    468
    comparison angle
    381

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
shots on target
Shots On Target
2
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
chances created
Chances Created
5
Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott
passes completed
Passes Completed
66
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
tackles
Tackles
5
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
clearances
Clearances
3
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy