81 min Now Djenepo is flattened by Jorginho. I haven’t seen one man take this a lot punishment since Miller’s Crossing.
80 min Djenepo loses Alonso with a Cruyff flip and is pulled again. Alonso is booked.
78 min Mount places in a harmful cross from the left in direction of Ziyech, who’s eased away from the ball by Bertrand. Good defending.
77 min Southampton convey on Nathan Tella for the goalscorer Takumi Minamino.
76 min A double change for Chelsea: Jorginho and Hakim Ziyech change the substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mateo Kovacic. I don’t suppose Hudson-Odoi is injured.
74 min “I feel probably the most thrilling Chelsea staff of the Abramovich period was beneath Carlo Ancelotti,” says Václav Smerda. “Certain, the primary stint of José Mourinho was thrilling, however extra due to José’s vanity, media stunts and the precise outcomes than the model of play.”
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73 min McCarthy makes a wonderful diving save from Mount, although it wouldn’t have counted – the flag went up afterwards, with Hudson-Odoi offside within the construct up.
71 min: Vestergaard hits the bar! One other nook from Ward-Prowse is just half cleared and comes out to Redmond on the left. He drives a flat cross that skims off the top of James on the close to submit and flies in direction of Vestergaard, who steers a looping header onto the crossbar! That was a nice effort.
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70 min Bertrand’s cross is headed behind by Zouma. That is Southampton’s first nook of the sport… and the often wonderful Ward-Prowse curls straight into the arms of Mendy.
67 min “So happy for Takumi,” weeps Ian Copestake. “In Liverpool’s belated fumblings out there to discover a centre-back he was handled like unfastened change discovered down the again of the couch.”
There’s a participant in there, I feel. He has the valuable skill to decrease his coronary heart fee within the opposition penalty space.
66 min Plenty of Chelsea strain in the mean time, however they aren’t actually getting behind the Southampton defence. This is perhaps a job for Olivier Giroud.
62 min Chelsea’s passing has been a bit snappier since half-time, although they nonetheless aren’t creating a lot. Werner isn’t having a fantastic sport and Hudson-Odoi has been quiet since approaching.
60 min “As a Liverpool fan I assumed probably the most thrilling Chelsea was the final season beneath Mourinho,” says Niall Mullen. “Like a BBC prime time sequence an evil megalomaniac took on the Physician. The Physician ultimately triumphed however the baddie resurfaced in later seasons to trigger extra destruction.”
Say what you want about Mourinho, however he is aware of the best way to exit in model.
57 min Mount is fouled once more, this time simply outdoors the realm by Ward-Prowse. The free-kick is in a fantastic place: 22 yards out, barely to the correct of centre.
It was a peaceful penalty from Mount. He despatched McCarthy the incorrect means and slid the ball low to his proper.
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PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Mount nutmegs Ings and is chopped down: a ahead’s deal with and a transparent penalty. It got here from a brief nook, which is why Ings was again in his personal space.
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51 min Werner scurries previous Vestergaard and hits the aspect netting from a really tight angle. He took the incorrect choice there.
51 min “Hello Rob,” says Ciaran Murphy. “As a lifelong Chelsea fan, probably the most thrilling Chelsea soccer was in Carlo’s first season, the epitome of attractive soccer!”
Didn’t they rating seven or extra on 4 events? That’s absurd.
50 min Werner’s cross is calmly intercepted by Salisu, who’s having a wonderful full debut.
49 min “Most fun Chelsea aspect most likely Mourinho’s first stint,” says Ciaran Crowther. “From again to entrance, one of the vital impressively dominant sides this league has ever seen.”
Agreed. They don’t get sufficient credit score for the way good they had been going ahead, particularly when Duff and Robben had been flying.
48 min Alonso will get behind Djenepo and drags a cross in direction of Werner, who’s dispossessed by Bertrand. Seems Alonso was offside anyway.
46 min Peep peep! Chelsea start the second half. Timo Werner has moved to centre ahead.
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Chelsea have made a half-time change – Callum Hudson-Odoi has changed the injured Tammy Abraham, who has an ice pack on his ankle.
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Really, right here’s a query for Chelsea followers: what’s probably the most thrilling soccer you’ve performed within the Roman period? Ancelotti’s first season? Mourinho’s first 18 months? Rafa?
“That is all very paying homage to Sarriball,” says Ian Burch, “ however with out the tabs and the occasional moments of brilliance from Eddy Hazard to alleviate the boredom.”
Do I hear the primary strains of Tuchel Out?
“Hello Rob,” says Niall Mullen. “The Southampton Leonard Cohen hits embrace: If or not it’s your Will Smallbone, Shane Lengthy Marianne (I do know), Che that’s no method to say goodbye, Oriol Romeu need it darker. I additionally apologise for nothing.”
“I feel the wretched 1-0 win at Fulham was an indicator to the board of simply how restricted Frank was,” says Sean Orlowicz. “And simple video games arising or not, he had all however confirmed he couldn’t beat one of the best managers. Why not give Tuchel a comfortable run to begin and get to know the entire squad earlier than the Atleti sport?”
Oh I agree, the timing was excellent. However Lampard will really feel, rightly or wrongly, that issues would look totally different had he been given one other month.
Half time: Southampton 1-0 Chelsea
Peep peep! Southampton lead after a barely odd half of soccer. Chelsea dominated all through but barely created something, they usually had been punished for the sterility of their domination when Takumi Minamino scored a scrumptious aim within the thirty third minute. See you quickly for the second half.
45+2 min Werner scurries between two gamers and finds Abraham within the space. He tries to chop inside Salisu and falls over; Anthony Taylor isn’t . I’d wish to see that once more, although I’m fairly certain Salisu didn’t transfer his leg in direction of Abraham at any level.
45 min Play resumes, and there shall be three minutes of added time.
44 min The VAR examine is over. Djenepo remains to be down although.
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