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Minamino strikes as Saints earn a point

premier-league St Mary's Stadium | Sat 20 Feb 12.30PM | Attendance: 0
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SOU vs CHE
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SOU vs CHE As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Chelsea
  • The points are shared at St Mary's as Saints end their disappointing Premier League run
  • Takuni Minamino fired Saints in front with a perfectly composed goal
  • Chelsea equalise through a Mason Mount penalty

MATCH REPORT: Saints 1-1 Chelsea

Miss the action from St Mary's? Check out our Match Report as Southampton end their disappointing run in the Premier League as they draw with in-form Chelsea. 

15.18
Southampton FC

We stopped the rot, now onto Tuesday! 👊 #saintsfc

15.14

FULL TIME: Saints 1-1 Chelsea

And that's it from St Mary's this Saturday afternoon. After Takumi Minamino's shot gave Southampton the lead after 33 minutes it was looking promising for Hasenhüttl's men heading into the break. A Mason Mount penalty brought the visitors back into it and the points are shared at the close of play. Saints' losing streak in the Premier League has come to an end and we march forward to Leeds on Tuesday. 

+3’

Southampton substitution: Dan Nlundulu replaces Nathan Redmond

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+2’

Corner for Saints 

Tella charges down the wing for Saints and crosses the ball into Adams but the ball goes behind for a corner. 

90’

3 more minutes...

We're into the dying moments at St Mary's and the score is still tied. Can Saints press for the winner? We've got 3 minutes to find out. 

87’

Wasted opportunity 

Chelsea approach the box again. This time it's Mason Mount who loops the ball into Reece James on the far post. The shot is skewed and his effort skims by the right side of the post. 

84’

Southampton substitution: Ché Adams replaces Danny Ings

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10 minutes ⏰

We're approaching the end of the second-half here at St Mary's and the teams remain tied. It's been much more open this half, with both sides working the ball forward and getting into attacking positions. How it will end? Time will soon tell ...

78’

Chelsea substitution: Hakim Ziyech replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi

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76’

Chelsea substitution: Jorge Luiz Frello Filho replaces Mateo Kovacic

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75’

Southampton substitution: Nathan Tella replaces Takumi Minamino

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75’

McCarthy finds crucial save 

Chelsea hit the counter attack hard and Mason Mount gets a shot on goal but Alex McCarthy flies across his posts to clear the ball for Saints. 

72’

CLOSE 🥶

OFF THE CROSSBAR! Another James Ward-Prowse corner gets Saints back in the box, but Jannik Vestergaard's thumping header bounces clear. 

69’

Nice play from Saints

A good run of possession for Saints that results in a corner. James Ward-Prowse loops the ball in but it goes straight into the hands of Mendy.

All to play for ...

25 minutes to go here at St Mary's. Chelsea are still controlling the ball much better than Saints, but Hasenhüttl's men have pressed forward more in the second half. 

58’

Saints stand strong

Chelsea have a dangerous free kick on the edge of the box. It's Marcos Alonso who lines up to take it but his shot goes straight into the wall and the threat is cleared. 

Chelsea equalise

Saints give away a penalty as Danny Ings charges in on Mason Mount in the box. No surprise, Mount has the ball in the back of the net and Chelsea get the equaliser shortly after the break. 

53’

GOAL

Mason Mount (53’) | 1 1

53’

Salisu strong 💪

As expected, Chelsea have come out fighting after the break and have been playing with some real pace. Debutant Salisu again makes a couple of important blocks, with Jan Bednarek also showing strong form for the Saints. 

Back to it at St Mary's ...

We're back underway as Southampton lead Chelsea 1-0 on the south coast. Let's go for a big second-half!

HT

Chelsea substitution: Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Tammy Abraham

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Southampton FC

ICE COLD 🥶 #saintsfc

HALF TIME: Saints 1-0 Chelsea 

An interesting first-half at St Mary's. Southampton take the lead over Chelsea with their first attack on goal, but what a goal it was. Exceptionally composed from Takumi Minamino, who scores his second Premier League goal for the club since coming in on loan. A big 45 minutes ahead 💪

45’

3 additional minutes ...

Moussa Djenepo spent some time down after a late challenge from N'Golo Kante. Relief for Hasenhüttl as after some treatment, he's back on the pitch and ready to carry on. Three minutes added on to the first half here at St Mary's.

41’

Chelsea search for an equaliser 

Tuchel's men pick up a free-kick in a threatening position and set their sights on goal but McCarthy gets a hand to it and the ball passes behind for a corner. 

MINAMINO STRIKES AGAIN 🔥

A clinical finish from Takumi Minamino who picks up Nathan Redmond's ball and slots it into the back of the net. Cool and composed, that was a beautiful finish from the Japan international. 

GOALSCORER 19 Takumi Minamino

TAKIIIIII

Ignore what we just said ... Saints first real attack on goal and Takumi Minamino gets the ball in the back of the net. Come on you Saints! 

33’

GOOOAL!!!

Takumi Minamino (33’) | 1 0

A passing game ...

We're well into the first half here at St Mary's and we still haven't seen a true attack on goal. 

29’

Chelsea in control

N'Golo Kante attempts a long-range shot but it goes straight into the arms of Alex McCarthy. 

Strong start from the debutant

While Chelsea have had the large majority of possession, Mohammed Salisu has had a promising start to his Premier League debut so far, making a couple of crucial interceptions. Long may it continue ...

23’

Strong clearance from Djenepo

Chelsea charge forward once more but Djenepo is there with a crucial block to send the ball behind for a corner. The visitors take the corner short and the ball eventually ends up in the safe hands of Alex McCarthy. 

Chelsea pressing 

It's a pretty even game here so far at St Mary's but it's Chelsea who have some real threat to them. Tuchel's men are controlling the ball nicely in the centre of the pitch but neither side have made a real breakthrough yet. 

6’

Chelsea charge forward

Chelsea are playing with some real confidence and look very threatening on the attack.  Some lovely play from Timo Werner on the halfway line gives Chelsea a breakaway chance. Reece James loops the ball into Marcos Alonso but his shot goes wide. 

0’

We're underway 🚀

James Ward-Prowse gets things started at St Mary's. Here's to a strong first 45 🤞

Warming up 🔋

We're just 5 minutes away from kick off here at St Mary's. Let's go, Saints fans!

12.25

PL Debut 😇

After a successful club debut vs Wolves in the FA Cup, Mohammed Salisu picks up his first Premier League start today as Saints take on Chelsea at St Mary's. Let's see what the youngster can bring 🙌

12.12
Southampton FC

2️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ league appearances for Romeu! 👊 #saintsfc

12.00
VOTE NOW
Lineups are out, who is your opening goal scorer?

Lineups are out, who is your opening goal scorer?

The results so far:

  • Danny Ings
    48%
  • Takumi Minamino
    25%
  • James Ward-Prowse
    17%
  • Other ... 
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The place we call home ❤️

The stage is set at St Mary's!

11.40

Chelsea starting XI:

Starting XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, James, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso, Mount, Abraham, Werner. 

Subs: Kepa, Christensen, Emerson, Chilwell, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Giroud. 

11.32

SAINTS TEAM CONFIRMED 😇

Starting XI: McCarthy, Djenepo, Bednarek, Salisu, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Minamino, Redmond, Ings. 

Subs: Forster, Ramsay, Stephens, Jankewitz, Chauke, Ferry, Tella, Adams, Ndlundulu.

11.31

Get match ready ...

With just over an hour to go until kick off, check out our Match Pack with all the stats and facts you need!

11.15

Boxing Day delight 🥰

While the stats haven't always been in our favour against Chelsea, this 2-0 victory back in 2019 certainly was an affair to remember. 

11.00

He had a very successful season at leipzig and now a big impact with his aggressive style at southampton. this is the challenge."

thomas tuchel
chelsea manager on ralph hasenhüttl
10.30

STAT ATTACK 🔢

Danny Ings has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Southampton player with 15+ goals in Premier League history, with the England striker averaging a goal every 161 minutes for the club in the competition.

10.15

Ralph has his say 🗣

The Saints boss and Thomas Tuchel met a number of times at their former clubs, but how will things pan out at St Mary's this afternoon? Hasenhüttl gave his perspective ahead of the clash. 

10.00

the first win after such a run is always the most difficult, but the most important, and one we're fighting for."

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton manager
09.45
Southampton FC

MATCHDAY BUZZ 🐝 #saintsfc

09.30

Last time out 🆚 Chelsea

It was quite the occasion last time Saints and Chelsea battled it out. Who can forget this six-goal thriller? 

22.38

Kyle Walker-Peters ruled out 😢

Some more disappointing team news for Ralph Hasenhüttl this week as it has been confirmed Kyle Walker-Peters is out of action for a few weeks. Check out our full team news here.

22.37

Good morning, Saints fans 😇

It's been a few days but we're back and ready to go at St Mary's. Today's opponents are Chelsea, who have had a resurgence in recent weeks since Thomas Tuchel was appointed manager. Can Southampton put on a show and end his winning streak? Time will tell...

22.29

SOU vs CHE Line Ups

Southampton

1
Alex McCarthy (GK) yellow card
22
Mohammed Salisu
3
Ryan Bertrand
35
Jan Bednarek
4
Jannik Vestergaard
19
Takumi Minamino goal
replace Nathan Tella (76′)
6
Oriol Romeu
8
James Ward-Prowse (C)
12
Moussa Djenepo
11
Nathan Redmond
replace Daniel N'Lundulu (94′)
9
Danny Ings
replace Che Adams (85′)
23
Nathan Tella
5
Jack Stephens
40
Daniel N'Lundulu
64
Alexandre Jankewitz
72
Kgaogelo Chauke
44
Fraser Forster
10
Che Adams
47
Will Ferry
31
Kayne Ramsay

Chelsea

16
Édouard Mendy (GK)
15
Kurt Zouma
28
César Azpilicueta (C)
2
Antonio Rüdiger
24
Reece James
17
Mateo Kovacic
replace Jorginho (76′)
3
Marcos Alonso yellow card
7
N'Golo Kanté
11
Timo Werner
19
Mason Mount goal
9
Tammy Abraham
replace Callum Hudson-Odoi (45′) replace Hakim Ziyech (76′)
1
Kepa Arrizabalaga
33
Emerson
4
Andreas Christensen
22
Hakim Ziyech
21
Ben Chilwell
5
Jorginho
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
18
Olivier Giroud
23
Billy Gilmour

SOU vs CHE Match Stats

Southampton

Head to Head Stats

Chelsea
  • Possession (%)
    29
    comparison angle
    71
  • Shots
    4
    comparison angle
    9
  • Shots on target
    1
    comparison angle
    3
  • Corners
    3
    comparison angle
    6
  • Passes Complete
    194
    comparison angle
    620

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Takumi Minamino
Takumi Minamino
chances created
Chances Created
1
James Ward-Prowse
James Ward-Prowse
passes completed
Passes Completed
28
Oriol Romeu
Oriol Romeu
tackles
Tackles
4
Moussa Djenepo
Moussa Djenepo
clearances
Clearances
7
Jannik Vestergaard
Jannik Vestergaard
saves
Saves
2
Alex McCarthy
Alex McCarthy