Chelsea 3-1 Southampton: Blues top after late Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner goals sink 10-man Saints

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With six minutes left, Timo Werner brought Chelsea back in front

Thomas Tuchel's team beat consecutive defeats to win over Southampton, and Chelsea scored two goals in the final minutes of the match. They are now at the top of Premier League.

Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner scored in the final six minutes, after Saints were reduced to 10 men by captain James Ward-Prowse's poor challenge on Jorginho.

After nine minutes Trevoh Chalobah, an Academy product, put the hosts ahead. He swooped at the back post to head his second goal of the season.

The dominant Chelsea scored twice more goals in the first period, but Romelu Lukaku was flagged offside. Werner's header was also ruled out after Cesar Azpilicueta fouled Kyle Walker-Peters during the build-up.

The hosts were penalized for not expanding their advantage when Tino Livramento, a former Chelsea player was tripped in the box by Chilwell. Ward-Prowse then fired the penalty.

The visitors couldn't hold on to a point after the loss of their skipper. Martin Atkinson, referee, upgraded the yellow card to a straight-red when he viewed the pitchside monitor.

After their win in the Champions League, Chelsea lost 1-0 against Juventus in the Champions League.

Chelsea's bounce back is a triumphant moment for Werner

Since Tuchel's January appointment, Chelsea have not lost back-to-back Premier League games. This speaks volumes about the Blues' consistency as under former Paris St-Germain manager.

Despite having struggled with creativity in the last third of their previous two outings the energetic Werner was included among five changes as Chilwell & Loftus-Cheek made the first league starts of the new season.

The German forward finally scored the goal he had been working so hard for, when he met Azpilicueta’s low cross in closing stages. This was his first goal of campaign before Chilwell secured victory in the 89th minutes with a fine strike.

After a dominating start, the hosts were denied Werner by Alex McCarthy, Saints goalkeeper, and Oriol Romeu's superb sliding block. Werner then saw his header overruled and disallowed by the video assistant referee.

After Azpilicueta was fouled by referee Atkinson, the decision was made to book Tuchel. This feeling of injustice was further compounded when Saints were levelled.

Ward-Prowse's red cards proved crucial as McCarthy made an outstanding save to deny Werner. Chelsea, however, were able use the extra space to end Saints' resistance.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton are, however, without a win in the October international break after seven Premier League games. This includes nine of the last season. It is their worst run under the Austrian.

Werner Timo Werner was the player of the match with an average 7.52 Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea

Southampton Southampton Southampton Chelsea Avg Squad Number 11 Player Name Werner Average Rating 7.52 Squad Number 14 Player Name Chalobah Average Rating 6.77 Squad Number 21 Player Name Thiago Silva Average Rating 6.65 Squad No 9 Player Player Player Player Player Player Player player name Jorginho Average Rating 6.00 Southampton Avg Squad 21 Player Player named Livramento Average ratings 6.57 Squad no 8 Player Player number Ward-Prows Average rating rating 6.00 Squad numbers 9 Player Player Player number Oriol Romeu Player number Salisu Average ranking of 6.07 Squad amount 32 Player number 35 Player number 34 Player number 36 Player number 25 Player number 26 Player number 15 Player number 4 Player number 3 Player number 7 Squadr rating 5 Squad for 11 Player number 24 Average rating rating 5.56 Squad numbers 11 Player number 31 Player number Redmond 5.37 Squad rating 5.37 Player number 24 Average rating of 6.08 Squad size 23 Player number 37 Squad rated 6.08 Squadnum 8 Player number 1 Squadr name Walker-Prowo rating Player number 8 Squado rating Player names Walker-Pepo 6.09 Squadnummer 2 Player


Match Stats

Live Text Line-ups Chelsea Formation 16 Mendy 14 Chalobah six Thiago Silva 2 Rdiger28 Azpilicueta12 Loftus-Cheek8 Kovacic 21 Chilwell11 Werner 20 Hudson–Odoi 9 Lukaku16

14 Chalobah

6 Thiago Silva Booked in 55mins

2 Rdiger

28 Azpilicueta

Barkley substituted by 12 Loftus-Cheek at 83' minutes

8 Kovacic Substitutes for Jorginho at the 73' minute mark

21 Chilwell

11 Werner

Mount Substituted by 20 Hudson-Odoi at 65' Minutes

9 Lukaku Substitutes 1 Arrizabalaga

3 Alonso

4 Christensen

5 Jorginho

17 Sal

18 Barkley

19 Mount

22 Ziyech

29 Havertz Southampton Formation 4-4-2 - 1 McCarthy 21 Livramento 35 Bednarek 23 Salisu 2 Walker–Peters 32 Walcott - 8 Ward-Prowse 6 Romeu 23, Tella 9 Armstrong 11 Redmond - 1 McCarthy

21 Livramento

35 Bednarek

22 Salisu Booked in 90 Mins

2 Walker-Peters

At 45' minutes, 32 Walcott substituted for Diallo

8 Ward-Prowse booked at 77mins

Booked 6 Romeu at 34mins

23 Tella substituted for Djenepo in 73' minutes. Booked at 90mins

9 Armstrong

Elyounoussi Substituted at 87' Minutes Substitutes for 4 Silveira Neves Vojnovic

7 Long

10 Adams

15 Perraud

17 Armstrong

19 Djenepo

24 Elyounoussi

27 Diallo

44 Forster Referee Martin Atkinson Attendance 40,109 Match Stats live text Post update Match ends at Chelsea 3, Southampton 1. Full Time Second half ends, Chelsea 3, Southampton Booking Moussa djenepo (Southampton), is given the yellow card. Csar Azpilicueta, (Chelsea), wins a free kick from the right wing. Post update Foul by Moussa Jenepo (Southampton). Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea) Post update Foul Post update Moussa Dajenepo (Southampton), wins a free kick on the defensive half. Post update Timo Werner from Chelsea wins a free kick in the right wing. Post update Foul by Mohammed Salisu, Southampton Mohammed Salisu (Southampton), is booked and given a yellow card. Post-update Timo Werner (Chelsea), wins a free kick from the right wing. Post update Foul by Mohammed Salisu, Southampton Goal! Goal! Chelsea 3, Southampton 1. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), left footed shot, from the left side the box to the upper left corner. Csar Azpilicueta, post-update (Chelsea), hits the right post using a right footed shot taken from the right side the six yard box. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), made a post-update and hit the right post using a left footed shot at very close range. Mason Mount assisted. Substitution Substitution, Southampton. Nathan Redmond is replaced by Mohamed Elyounoussi. Post update Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), left footed shot, left side of box. Misses to right. Goal! Goal! Chelsea 2, Southampton 1. Timo Werner (Chelsea), left footed shot, from very close range towards the centre of goal. Csar Azpilicueta assisted. Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Ross Barkley replaces Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Chelsea, Post update Corner Jan Bednarek. Page 1 of 6 Rewind Previous Navigate to Next Page Next Navigate To The Last Page Forward