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

Timo Werner put Chelsea again in entrance with six minutes remaining

Chelsea scored two late objectives as Thomas Tuchel’s facet bounced again from consecutive defeats to beat winless Southampton and transfer high of the Premier League.

Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell struck within the last six minutes after Saints had been decreased to 10 males following the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse for a poor problem on Jorginho.

Academy product Trevoh Chalobah put the hosts forward after 9 minutes, swooping on the again publish to go in his second of the season after Ruben Loftus-Cheek flicked on Chilwell’s nook.

A dominant Chelsea had the ball within the internet on two additional events within the first half, nonetheless Romelu Lukaku was flagged offside and Werner’s header was dominated out following a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters within the build-up.

The hosts have been punished for not extending their benefit when former Chelsea participant Tino Livramento was tripped by Chilwell within the field and Ward-Prowse fired within the ensuing penalty.

Nonetheless, the guests couldn’t maintain out for a degree following the lack of their skipper, whose yellow card was upgraded to a straight purple after referee Martin Atkinson considered the pitchside monitor.

And having misplaced 1-0 to Juventus within the Champions League in midweek after their unbeaten league begin was ended by Manchester Metropolis, Werner and Chilwell’s late strikes ensured Chelsea returned to successful methods at Stamford Bridge.

Werner impresses as Chelsea bounce again

Chelsea haven’t misplaced back-to-back Premier League matches since Tuchel’s January appointment, a file which speaks volumes of the Blues’ consistency underneath the previous Paris St-Germain boss.

However having struggled for creativity within the last third of their earlier two outings, the energetic Werner was named amongst 5 adjustments on Saturday as Chilwell and Loftus-Cheek made their first league begins of the season.

The German ahead finally obtained the aim his tireless efforts deserved, assembly Azpilicueta’s low cross within the closing levels for his first aim of the marketing campaign earlier than Chilwell ensured victory within the 89th minute with a nice strike.

The hosts had made a dominant begin and Werner was denied by each Saints goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and an outstanding sliding block from Oriol Romeu earlier than seeing his header overruled by the video assistant referee.

That call, reached after referee Atkinson reviewed Azpilicueta’s foul, led to a reserving for a annoyed Tuchel within the aftermath – and that sense of injustice was compounded when Saints levelled.

Nonetheless, Ward-Prowse’s purple card proved pivotal as, after McCarthy produced a superb save to disclaim Werner, Chelsea have been capable of exploit the additional area afforded to them to finish Saints’ resistance.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton, in the meantime, go into the October worldwide break with no win after seven Premier League video games, 9 together with the top of final season, which equals their worst winless run underneath the Austrian.

Participant of the match

WernerTimo Werner

Chelsea

  1. Squad quantity11Participant titleWerner

  2. Squad quantity14Participant titleChalobah

  3. Squad quantity12Participant titleLoftus-Cheek

  4. Squad quantity18Participant titleBarkley

  5. Squad quantity6Participant titleThiago Silva

  6. Squad quantity2Participant titleRüdiger

  7. Squad quantity21Participant titleChilwell

  8. Squad quantity28Participant titleAzpilicueta

  9. Squad quantity19Participant titleMount

  10. Squad quantity9Participant titleLukaku

  11. Squad quantity8Participant titleKovacic

  12. Squad quantity20Participant titleHudson-Odoi

  13. Squad quantity16Participant titleMendy

  14. Squad quantity5Participant titleJorginho

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago SilvaBooked at 55mins
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 12Loftus-CheekSubstituted forBarkleyat 83′minutes
  • 8KovacicSubstituted forJorginhoat 73′minutes
  • 21Chilwell
  • 11Werner
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forMountat 65′minutes
  • 9Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 4Christensen
  • 5Jorginho
  • 17Saúl
  • 18Barkley
  • 19Mount
  • 22Ziyech
  • 29Havertz

Southampton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McCarthy
  • 21Livramento
  • 35Bednarek
  • 22SalisuBooked at 90mins
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 32WalcottSubstituted forDialloat 45′minutes
  • 8Ward-ProwseBooked at 77mins
  • 6RomeuBooked at 34mins
  • 23TellaSubstituted forDjenepoat 73′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Armstrong
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forElyounoussiat 87′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Silveira Neves Vojnovic
  • 7Lengthy
  • 10Adams
  • 15Perraud
  • 17Armstrong
  • 19Djenepo
  • 24Elyounoussi
  • 27Diallo
  • 44Forster

Referee:
Martin Atkinson

Attendance:
40,109

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