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Southampton 0 v 3 Chelsea
Barclays Premier League
Sunday, 7th October 2018 Kick-off 14:15

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Monday 8th October but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Alex McCarthy5.8
Jan Bednarek5.4
Maya Yoshida5.3
Wesley Hoedt4.6
Cedric Soares4.9
Mario Lemina4.7
Pierre Hojbjerg5.2
Ryan Bertrand5.2
Manolo Gabbiadini5.5
Nathan Redmond5.7
Danny Ings5.4
Shane Long3.9
Oriol Romeu5.3
7.6Kepa Arrizabalaga
6.6Cesar Azpilicueta
6.8Antonio Rudiger
6.5Marinho David Luiz
6.5Marcos Alonso
6.9N'Golo Kante
6.6 Jorginho
6.7Ross Barkley
6.9Borges da Silva Willian
5.9Oliver Giroud
8.8Eden Hazard
5.4 Pedro
5.3Mateo Kovacic
5.9Alvaro Morata

Referee4.2 
Match Rating4.4 


Your Southampton v Chelsea Match Reports

I_would added 16:33 - Oct 7

If only JWP was out there, things could have been so different.
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SaintPaulVW added 17:23 - Oct 7

There were patches where we looked okay. We had 3 good chances. That attacking move in the second half summed us though, we get a break, the ball isn't passed to the attacking player running forward into space but gets taken on and finds Lemina. Who then fails to cross it in passes it back eventually into our own half. The attack fizzles out. Are we a side that counterattacks at pace or one that tries to dominate possession? Not convinced you can be both.

Usual defensive howlers, not convinced we have the CB personnel to say that any 2 are better than the other 3.

Redmond looks good but fades still. Lemina has so much skill but doesn't seem to do very much that is effective. Can't expect Ings to score every game and we can't defend a one-nil anyway.

Prettier than last year but we are heading for the same trouble unless we can start getting some points on the board.
6


mattthelegend added 17:42 - Oct 7

Feel sorry for Bednarek who I though had a decent game, sloppy play by PEH led to the first goal , when we should ah e been 1 nil up! Didn’t really see what happened on the second goal. 3rd goal all a bit irrelevant. Looked good in patches especially after first 20 minutes when we were so negative, once we started pressing we grew into the game until sloppy play by PEH. Always felt Chelsea were playing with us and if we had scored would have upped the anti, still we were playing a very good Chelsea/Hazard team. Hopefully 3 teams worse than us.
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helpineedsomebody added 18:03 - Oct 7

NO INVESTMENT SINCE 1885
20 MATCHES WITH THIS MANAGER & WHERE ARE WE GOING JUST AS WELL KEPT THE LAST MANAGER HE NEVER TOLD LIES
1ST HALF FORWARDS ALL DEFENDING
PHB LOOSES THE BALL JUST OUTSIDE THE BOX RESULT A GOAL & EVEN BEFORE THE BALL HITS THE NET HE PUTS HIS HAND ON HIS HEAD KNOWING WHAT HE HAS DONE
2ND HALF PUSHES THE SAME PRAT ON THE LEFT WING & THEN PUSHES LIMEY ON THE RIGHT WING LEAVING ORIAL CENTRE MIDFIELD WHO BY THE WAY IS THE ONLY MIDFIELDER WE HAVE THAT CAN PASS THE BALL FORWARD & FINE OUR PLAYERS
FOR CHELSEA JUST A TRAINING SESSION
ITS AS BAD AS ITS EVER BEEN FACT

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DPeps added 18:10 - Oct 7

Chelsea are a million times better than us, and the result was never in doubt.
There were some positives:
- we created chances, and should have scored two goals
- Gabbi was effective

I suspect there will be the same debates about Hoedt and Redmond.
Hoedt looked better than usual, but probably should've had a penalty awarded against him in the first half and, arguably, didn't give PEH the best ball to deal with for Chelsea's first goal.
Redmond did his usual thing of running well with the ball, and then failing to make any decision with the pass.
6


NorthernSaint85 added 20:09 - Oct 7

Cabbage anyone?
0


SanMarco added 22:57 - Oct 7

We have 5 third choice centre-backs at the club and no decent attacking midfielder. Even our saviour on the goalscoring front missed an open goal at a vital time. We really are in a mess and is Hughes actually showing any signs at all of getting to grips with it? Bringing Long on to join fellow serial non-scorer Redmond was interesting. 2 goals in a few minutes to rescue a point - they've barely got that between them in the last 18 MONTHS. Another long and troubled season ahead and this one may well end in the drop.
8


codge added 00:06 - Oct 8

Plain and simple were just not good enough to beat the top teams.We looked awful in the first half, it looked like Liverpool all over again,we literally looked like we ran up the white flag as soon as the game started.I believe some players are taking money under false pretenses with them actually thinking they are being paid as footballers.This going to be a very long season and unless something changes soon we are heading for the Championship.
6


10i added 06:31 - Oct 8

This is where a by some so called "decent start to Season" brings you - after reaching a great 5 Points in 5 games. Without playing one of the top 6. Of Course your average will fall when you Play them. So well, to me it seemed quite simple to understand that you Need more than one Point per game not involving the top 6. Now there's 5 from 8, who would have thought? Not a so decent start?

Today we started with three at the back - with Bedfnarek, the only one playing without making a mistake, gets taken off at half time. Yoshida had his usual lapses (not punished, but two horrendous mistakes) and Hoedt... Putting PEH under pressure with the pass was okay for me, a midfielder should be able to cope with that. The real error was him not getting back into his Position but attacking the ball, which wasn't his Job, so Hazard was as free as he ever could be with Hoedt completely out of position. And the third showed that this can't be the partnership for us. But... I fear we still haven't got one on our books.

Hughes... The german commentators summed it up this way: "Southampton managed to stay in the league, but not thanks to Hughes or great Performances or making many points, but by Swansea imploding. Hughes managed just over a Point per game and for that Performance he was rewarded with a three years contract. It seems you don't have to do a lot to get such a contract there."
6


SaintBrock added 09:39 - Oct 8

Lots of us expected 0-3 and 0-3 it was. There were some bright spots, Yoshida, Romeu & Gabbiadini showing how narrow minded Hughes has been about team election. All three played superbly and deserve to start every week. As for 3 at the back, just forget it. When we reverted to 4-4-2 at least we became more of an attacking threat.

Ings & Bertrand should be shot for missing sitters, in fact Bertrand was a liability all day, all over the place and nowhere to be seen when the second goal was set up from his position but with the man totally unmarked
3


Jesus_02 added 10:04 - Oct 8

A sad indictment on what the Premieship has become.

Saints seemed to set their stool out to not loose too badly. A number player who represent the city (but would not have even heard of it before they signed) and who get payed more than twice the national average wage every week stood an watched while the majority of people in atrtendance sat and watched even more highly played players run rings round them.

The referee booked 6 saints players despite virtually no physicality to ensure that the more highly valued assest where protected.

Eveyone went home, some to London.
2


dirk_doone added 11:23 - Oct 8

For those who bleat, it's not fair, we can't hope to compete with the top 6, I'd like to point out that one of the top 6 is Bournemouth but you are probably right theirs is a far better run club than ours with a better manager and owners.

Some results so far this season:

West Ham 3 Man Utd 1

West Ham 0 Chelsea 0

Wolves 1 Man City 1

Man Utd 1 Wolves 1

Watford 2 Spurs 1

We used to get results like that but everyone at the club now seems to have given up and settled for 2nd best: 17th place if we're lucky and relegation if we're not.

Make no mistake about it, our club is currently poorly owned and managed but it has the potential to do so much better with better management and recruitment.

Right now, the club is full of very expensive dead wood, from top to bottom, including Kat, Gao, Les, Ralph, Hughes and most of the players. The board have got rid of the people who really brought us success, the managers, coaches, scouts and players, and tried to claim the credit for themselves.

As for player performance, the worst performers seem to be the ones we've spent a fortune on in the last 2 or 3 years. About 100 million has been wasted on players who aren't up to Premier League standard, often because they are simply too slow to play at this level. That is pathetically incompetent recruitment. That's why we can't compete with the top teams like we used to 3 ago.

Almost exactly 3 years ago we beat a Chelsea side with Hazard et al 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Since then our board has seen off the manager we had then, Koeman, and most of the players who played that day, Pelle, Fonte, Tadic, Wanyama, van Dijk, Mane etc, and wasted any money we got for them on duds like Pellegrino, Hughes, Carrillo, Boufal, Elyounoussi, Hoedt and Vestergaard.




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Jesus_02 added 12:13 - Oct 8

A sad indictment on what the Premieship has become.

Saints seemed to set their stool out to not loose too badly. A number player who represent the city (but would not have even heard of it before they signed) and who get payed more than twice the national average wage every week stood an watched while the majority of people in atrtendance sat and watched even more highly played players run rings round them.

The referee booked 6 saints players despite virtually no physicality to ensure that the more highly valued assest where protected.

Eveyone went home, some to London.
1


Pecky3 added 14:05 - Oct 8

I know we were playing Chelsea and they were very good but Saints looked so much slower than Chelsea. I do not think there is enough talent in this side to survive this year in the Premier League. I have seen 3 home games and in each one Saints seem to lack the ability toactually win games. So it may have been Chelsea but surely the warning signs are obvious - too slow, lack of commitment etc etc!!
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