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Southampton 2 v 3 Chelsea
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 14th April 2018 Kick-off 12:30

Voting was locked for this match at midnight on Sunday 15th April but you may still add your mini match reports. Note that members and non-members alike were able to vote.

Alex McCarthy6.1
Jan Bednarek6.7
Maya Yoshida5.2
Wesley Hoedt5.1
Cedric Soares5.2
Oriol Romeu5.9
Pierre Hojbjerg6.4
Ryan Bertrand6.4
James Ward-Prowse5.4
Dusan Tadic6.4
Shane Long7.3
Charlie Austin4.4
Manolo Gabbiadini3.9
Josh Sims4.5
6.3Thibaut Courtois
4.8Cesar Azpilicueta
5.3Andreas Christensen
4.9Gary Cahill
4.8Davide Zappacosta
5.0Cesc Fabregas
6.0N'Golo Kante
4.8Marcos Alonso
6.3Borges da Silva Willian
6.7Eden Hazard
3.4Alvaro Morata
5.6 Pedro
4.4Victor Moses
8.3Oliver Giroud

Referee3.0 
Match Rating6.4 


Your Southampton v Chelsea Match Reports

Ali_Diarea added 16:58 - Apr 14

Spineless.
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DPeps added 16:58 - Apr 14

I hate to agree with Chelsea fans but their chant of 'that's why you're going down' was spot on. Other results just in have not helped at all.

Decent performance but our achilles heel is our total inability to defend high balls. I think Hughes could've reacted to the situation better, as the game was basically up before he made any subs
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codge added 17:09 - Apr 14

We need to realize it's a 90 minute game, same problem in the end valiant effort for 70 minutes but then the usual collapse.
Shame to see it go the same as so many this season but it never seems to change.Can't see a way out now as other results did not help us, some positive things but to many of the negative things that have plagued us all year.
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vanmans added 17:27 - Apr 14

That's it now then could be going down again next year. Should have got a Better replacement for Puel.
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petedoors1 added 17:41 - Apr 14

SACK THE BOARD
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SanMarco added 17:55 - Apr 14

That's that then. How in the hell did it come to this? Not long ago we had one of the better defences in the whole league. It is certainly fitting that relegation was all but confirmed by a defensive capitulation. Of the many catastrophic errors made by Les Reed over the past eighteen or so months the second most important one, after the MP fiasco of course, has been the repeated failures to understand that our central defence was getting dangerously weak (also a right back who can defend would have been good). There is no argument now - yes, we don't score enough but in the heat of a relegation struggle, at those crucial moments you need the defence to stand strong. They did their best - it wasn't lack of effort it was lack of quality. 4 points thrown away in a week by our inability to defend when under pressure. Chelski had 9 minutes of pressure in the whole game and scored 3.

If Les Reed has any decency or honour he will stop drawing his large salary now. That money comes from those who pay to watch, whether live or on tv, he is responsible for what has happened so he should go. A few sensible, and obvious to us all, interventions over the past few months would have seen us safe in mid table. Where was Carillo today? Where was Boufal? If either had been a competent centre back we would have been fine. The general response to our relegation will be that ' you can't keep selling your best players' - of course there is some truth in that but the bigger truth is that footballing matters have been run by a complacent idiot...
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sidsaint added 19:24 - Apr 14

If we are going to concede 3 each week then its all over.
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SaintBrock added 19:38 - Apr 14

Good to see some organisation at the back and more purpose going forward. Bednarek suddenly looks like turning into the player we hoped he'd be. Ward Prowse, give me strength. This game makes no difference to our situation at all as we had all written this one off as unwindable. We were down weeks ago and nothing has hanged and now the gap is beyond recovery.
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ElSanto added 19:45 - Apr 14

Fair play to Nick, who highlighted the defensive problem very early on, and, rightly so, told us it would be our downfall - more so than out attack.
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larry12 added 20:03 - Apr 14

Les Reed bought Hoedt. Total rubbish. Who would have thought that playing Bednarek instead of Hoedt might have enabled us to stay up. In Les Reed we trust, said complete and utter morons by the hundreds. From comfortable above mid-table to relegation in 2 seasons++++++ sacking TWO managers that HE appointed. Les Reed has destroyed OUR club. Les Reed is the cause and now the effect.
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saintjf added 20:12 - Apr 14

Oh dear, that was very difficult to take. We were beaten by a poor Chelsea side (with some pure comedy defending on their part) who were clearly were not up for it. I was sort of happy but worried at half time. At least I had seen some goals and been entertained but surely Chelsea could not be so bad in the second half. They were not. Most of us have realised that we are going down by Xmas time except for the buffoons in charge of the club. If they have any doubts then please look at the table. Hughes has though brought some heart back to the club and full marks to him for taking up the challenge.




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Boris1977 added 20:33 - Apr 14

Caught between feeling sick and carefree. The scrutiny will be off in div 2. Can't forgive the collapse and our soft center has been clear to see for ages. The 75 million pound in the bank can't stop panic and conceding goals. We do create our own problems but the sanctimonious little shit in black handed Chelsea their lifeline. For their first goal the Chelsea player rode the challenge but then was tackled cleanly by Pierre, but he bought the play back for a foul nobody else saw. Both him and the linesman on the kingsland wing were useless. For the second long put a decent challenge but was penalised with a yellow and they scored the equaliser. There are several reasons for our relegation but the main one has to be selling off best players and not replacing them. Losing to shit officiating hurts more than being below par.
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saintjf added 21:13 - Apr 14

Oh dear, that was very difficult to take. We were beaten by a poor Chelsea side (with some pure comedy defending on their part) who were clearly were not up for it. I was sort of happy but worried at half time. At least I had seen some goals and been entertained but surely Chelsea could not be so bad in the second half. They were not. Most of us have realised that we are going down by Xmas time except for the buffoons in charge of the club. If they have any doubts then please look at the table. Hughes has though brought some heart back to the club and full marks to him for taking up the challenge.




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Boris1977 added 22:09 - Apr 14

Caught between feeling sick and carefree. The scrutiny will be off in div 2. Can't forgive the collapse and our soft center has been clear to see for ages. The 75 million pound in the bank can't stop panic and conceding goals. We do create our own problems but the sanctimonious little shit in black handed Chelsea their lifeline. For their first goal the Chelsea player rode the challenge but then was tackled cleanly by Pierre, but he bought the play back for a foul nobody else saw. Both him and the linesman on the kingsland wing were useless. For the second long put a decent challenge but was penalised with a yellow and they scored the equaliser. There are several reasons for our relegation but the main one has to be selling off best players and not replacing them. Losing to shit officiating hurts more than being below par.
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AussieSaint added 11:36 - Apr 15

On paper we may have a good enough squad or team for the premier league but for too many games we have played without fight or passion. Still I was shocked when pundits predicted we’d go down in Jan but now it seems real....gutted and shocked. Greedy board should be sacked for bastardizing the Southampton Way. Hopefully Ward Prowse stays , get Sims, McQueen, Reed &!Targett to stay and start again and stop wasting money on buying a squad job st filling their pockets with no desire or passion. We March On!
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Boris1977 added 12:32 - Apr 15

El Santo, very good applaud for highlighting nicks point from months ago regarding the desperate need for a center back. We do have a decent team who play decent football but you cannot concede 3 goals on a regular basis and expect to win matches. Puel realised the need for a safety first approach because of the lack of robustness at the back post injury to van tosser and Pellegrino was even more hamstrung by the Dutch dick not wanting to be at the club. Sparky has come in with little choice but to go for wins and because we do have quality in the team we can score despite not having a reliably fit striker. However the defence has been our undoing. Word of praise to saints fans yesterday - we played our part in us going 2-0 up. As for the rest of the match......
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SaintBrock added 13:42 - Apr 15

I was glad to see Ward Prowse to be the first to be hauled off by Hughes.What a shocking waste of space that guy is. Hopefully Hughes & Co have rumbled him, can't tackle, can't run fast and can't head to save his effing life. However did he get to be a professional footballer? Hope he doesn't start again this season there should be no place for energetic headless chicken.

If he was the best of a bad bunch in that grad year of the Academy it speaks volumes about how bad the rest of them must have been, as it has now come to light.
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