Chelsea bounced back from disappointing two back-to-back defeats to claim a win in the Premier League. The Chelsea vs Southampton ended in a 3 – 1 win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The match was eventful as Chelsea took the early initiative from the start. Two Chelsea players had goals ruled out. First was Lukaku, as his goal from Rudiger’s pass was ruled out for offside.
Timo Werner had a goal ruled out after a VAR check by referee Atkinson. Cesar Azpilicueta was adjudged to have fouled Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up to the goal.
Former Chelsea boy, Tino Livramento showed Chelsea what they are missing. After turning down Chelsea’s contract offer, he has taken his game to a new level at Southampton. He had a wonderful game forcing Chilwell to concede a penalty with a foul inside the penalty box.
Chelsea vs Southampton: Player Ratings
Edouard Mendy – 6/10
The first choice shot-stopper was largely untroubled. But had some nervy moments when he dallied on the ball too much. He was a bit casual on his passing, one of such moments resulted in Jorginho almost getting injured. It resulted in a red card for James Ward-Prowse. Mendy could do nothing about the penalty.
Thiago Silva – 7/10
The veteran defender was his usual confident self. His leadership skill was prominent and he distributed the ball very well. He contained Southampton striker, Armstrong well.
Anthony Rudiger – 8/10
The center-back was also impressive as he used his power and experience to help in the defense. Going forward, he did well providing an assist for Lukaku only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.
Trevoh Chalobah – 8.5/10
The young player continues to impress as he now has two goals in the Premier League in his debut season. He was solid defensively and was confident on the ball.
Cezar Azpilicueta – 8.5/10
One of Chelsea’s most reliable performers. He defended well and contributed very well to the attack. His cross for Timo Werner’s goal was the deciding moment of the match.
Ben Chilwell – 7.5/10
Ben Chilwell had a mixed start to the season playing second fiddle to Marcos Alonso since the start of the season. He will concede a penalty that allowed Southampton to pull level with 30 minutes to play. He made amends with a well-taken volley inside the box late in the game to put the game out of Southampton’s reach.
Kovacic – 7/10
The energetic midfielder bossed the midfield and created chances for his team with his movement and dribbling.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 7.5/10
Loftus has been in very good form for Chelsea. Injuries to Kante and Jorginho have increased his game time, and he has proven to be a big influence. He was elegant on the ball and provided the assist for Chalobah with a flick-on header to the back post.
Hudson-Odoi – 6.5/10
Lively on the ball, Odoi provided a threat from the wing for Chelsea with his direct running and dribbling. He also linked well with the midfield and other attackers.
Timo Werner – 7.5/10
Full of running, Timo Werner was fully involved in the game. In a match that seemed to go wrong for Werner, he was denied a goal and missed so many presentable chances. His presence got him a goal, and it was a decisive one.
Romelu Lukaku – 7/10
Though Lukaku did not score today, he was a threat to Southampton’s defense. He also provided chances for his teammates to score. He had a goal ruled out for offside and hit the bar from close range.
Jorginho – 6.5/10
He came off the bench and helped stabilize the midfield. The poor foul by Ward-Prowse on him resulted in a red card. And it proved decisive as Chelsea dominated after the sending-off.
Mason Mount – 7/10
Following his injury, Chelsea sorely missed his influence and failed to win a game. He proved to be a big threat after coming off the bench. He almost capped a strong cameo appearance with a goal.
Ross Barkley – 7/10
Another big performance off the bench, his cross-field pass to Azpilicueta started the move that helped Chelsea score the decisive goal of the match.