Southampton vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

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Chelsea take on Southampton on Sunday hoping to continue their unbeaten start to the season where a win would take temporarily take them to the top of the league before Liverpool host Manchester City later in the day.

"He was unlucky in the last three weeks, after the national team (break)".

Chelsea's high press had a smothering effect, forcing Southampton to retreat towards their own area.

31' GOAL! A great challenge by Ross Barkley is played forward to Eden Hazard who waits on the edge of the box and finds the net easily. "In the last five, six days, he has been better, so I think he is able to play tomorrow". Cédric Soares raced back into position to throw himself in front of two shots from the Belgian, however, and Southampton breathed a sigh of relief when Willian's deflected effort clipped the top of the bar.

The defence was, however, necessary as Chelsea bagged a total of 10 corners in the first half, constantly pressing and constantly looking unsafe against an extremely passive Southampton.

90+3' GOAL! And a bad afternoon for Southampton full stop as Morata gives them their third from a Hazard cross!

Wesley Hoedt sent a lazy pass to Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and the Danish midfielder failed to spot Barkley in close attendance.




The Belgium worldwide, who led his country to third place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation struggled last term - scoring just 12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.

26' A howler by Danny Ings who spoons the ball well over the bar from close range, after a decent cross by Bertrand.

Hazard finished nicely after being set up by Barkley.

"It's my second game in this position and I feel really good".

Chelsea punished their former left-back's profligacy in the 57th minute.

But the Spaniard got it right when Hazard created another opportunity for him in the final seconds. After Willian floated a free-kick into the Southampton penalty area, Olivier Giroud fired a bicycle-kick across the face of the goal, which was tapped home by Barkley.

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