Match Report: Southampton 2-1 Chelsea
I’ve repeated this phrase time and time again under the Rafa reign. But I can’t find anything else to describe some performances. It was another Abysmal performance from the blues which lacked passion and conviction! The saints took the lead thanks to a goal from striker Jay Rodriguez. The blues hit back thanks to a header from captain JT. Almost immediately after getting ourselves back into the game we conceded.Lamparet curled home a wonderful free-kick to restore the Saints’ advantage. No sides could manage another goal for rest of the game.
Most of the action came in the first half and after 12 minutes Southampton were nearly 1-0 up. Young full back Nathaniel Clyne attacked the right channel and he managed to cut the ball back. It seemed that his hard work had paced off but the chance disappeared thanks to some smart defending.8 minutes later and the saints went marching in to a one goal advantage.Rodriguez played a quick 1-2 before slotting home beyond Cech.1-0.The blues replied to this scare and we thought we equalised when Fernando Torres but the ball in back of the net. But we all know his luck and the linesman rightly called for offside.Om the 33rd minute we hit back thought the head of JT. He managed to nod the ball home from Marin’s cross 1-1. However we were made to pay for our laziness and 80 seconds later we were a goal down. Lambert managed to curl the ball into back of the net from a thirty yard free-kick.2-1 at half time.
The start of the second half saw the introduction of goalkeeper Kelvin Davies replacing the injured Artur Boruc. He made an crucial stop on the 52 minute saving Lampads shot from point blanc range.Only six minutes later and he was in action again. He brilliantly leaped up to deny Moses’ deflected effort.Southampton managed to grind out the victory a d that was that.
Us Chelsea fans left disappointed per one of the biggest games of the season. Chelsea really need to pull their socks up if we hope to beat Manchester United Monday. KTBFFH