[Teams] Chelsea vs Southampton: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge

Tanya Simon
October 18, 2020

Southampton's Jannik Vestergaard scored from a free kick in injury time after an entertaining and open game of fluctuating fortunes.

The draw left Chelsea in sixth place with eight points from five games, while Southampton are now 10th with seven. It was definitely the best we played this season, "Lampard told BBC Sport. We'll see a lot more of that from him". We can do better. When you concede before half-time, you know that can change the tone of the game a lot.

"You go two goals up, you want to finish it off. Southampton are a good side".

"It is disappointing, you want to pick up points at home against teams like Southampton, irrespective of them being a good team who can make things very hard for you". Havertz was dispossessed too easily inside his own half and Adams slipped a pass through to Ings, who got behind the slow-to-react Chelsea defence, glided past Kepa and slotted into the empty net.

A selection of Chelsea supporters on social media did at least pick out attacker Werner as one major positive, as he announced his arrival properly on the Premier League stage and proved the kind of quality he possesses.

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If that was a ridiculous way to concede, Lampard's team had the flawless response as they conjured a sublime goal just 121 seconds later. "He looked sharp, our combination play in the first half was very sharp", he added. With Senegal keeper Edouard Mendy injured, Kepa was making his first Chelsea appearance in nearly a month after being dropped following an error-strewn start to the season, but his latest blunder is likely to see him exiled again.

"I was confident we'd get another chance on the second-half performance", said the Saints defender.

Kepa Arrizabalaga was back in goal when new signing Edouard Mendy was injured and involved in a defensive mistake when Southampton drew 2-2 through Che Adams.

With Mendy injured on global duty with Senegal, error-prone goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga filled in and made a bad mistake which allowed Southampton to make it 2-2.

"It is unfortunate because he did make a couple of good saves today".

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