Chelsea 1-1 Southampton: LIVE updates, reactions, stats, ratings
⌚ 47′ Goal. Che Adams. A nightmare start for Chelsea.
candyyyyymannnnn, Reddit: “Poor giveaway by Sarr, poor attempt by Kepa”ADVERTISEMENThttps://65689fb97a2b47f4beb91cd9fe7e23b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Deluded Brendan, We Ain’t Got No History: “A cocktail of fookups. Sarr with a terrible clearence, Saul robbed of the ball and Kepa should’ve saved that.”
@CarefreeYouth, Twitter: “Reason why certain players start and others don’t”
⌚ 46′ Back underway! No changes after the break.
📊 Some first-half ratings:
Good: Havertz 8, Saul 7, Kepa 7, Chalobah 7
Solid: Sarr 6, James 6, Kovacic 6, Hudson-Odoi 6, Alonso 6
Poor: Barkley 5, Ziyech 4
⏳ HT. Chelsea score at the end of the first half to take the lead!
⚽ 43′ GOOOOAAAAAAL!!! Havertz heads it home after Ziyech’s corner!
@CFCDUBois, Twitter: “Ziyech heard Chelsea fans wanted Willian back over him and produced an assist 10 seconds later”
thursdaysboy: “We’re not counting that as an assist for Ziyech. He doesn’t deserve praise for that first half performance”
⌚ 38′ Things are escalating on the touchline:
@NizaarKinsella, Twitter: “Tuchel having a huge row with the Southampton bench in German. Zsolt Low getting involved.”
⌚ 35′ Ziyech fails to find Havertz in a promising position. More words from the fans.
ChairSoggy6394, Reddit: “I get that Ziyech is not happy at Chelsea and that he wants to go but c’mon mate, go out with a bang instead of what you’re doing now. Almost like he is begging to sit on the bench.”ADVERTISEMENThttps://65689fb97a2b47f4beb91cd9fe7e23b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
⌚ 33′ Kepa forced to make a good save on Armstrong. Worrying.
⌚ 28′ On a brighter note, Havertz is quite good. Another shot saved by Forster
DrQuantumGio: “Havertz really trying to score after he missed out on the battering vs Norwich”
Deino, The Shed End: “Kai having a decent game. Just needs that something extra for the ball to go in”
⌚ 25′ Harsh assessments alert…
@siphillipssport, Twitter: “I think Ziyech is playing for Southampton.”
kygrtj, Reddit: “Why is Ziyech playing like he’s been coached by Ole?”
⌚ 21′ The ref’s name is Kevin Friend, but he has not found any new friends among the Chelsea fans after missing a blatant foul on Saul.
robertnhanson, We Ain’t Got No History: “How that wasn’t a foul right in front of the ref I’ll never know. Studs to top of the foot to get the ball away in mid-air.”ADVERTISEMENThttps://65689fb97a2b47f4beb91cd9fe7e23b2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
⌚ 17′ So close, Kai! Havertz’s long-range shot went just inches wide!
@HKSaratov, Twitter: “Kai Havertz looks so hungry tonight”
⌚ 15′ Barkley’s decision-making leaves much to be desired…