Southampton vs. Chelsea: Mason Mount shines but Chelsea drop points at St Mary’s


After four successive Premier League wins, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea dropped points away at Southampton.

Tuchel remains unbeaten as Chelsea boss, but his side dropped two points after a 1-1 draw against out-of-from Southampton. The hosts took the lead against the run of play when Nathan Redmond played on-loan striker Takumi Minamino through who then slotted home to beat Mendy.

Tuchel wasn’t happy with what he saw in the opening half and brought in Callum Hudson-Odoi in place of Tammy Abraham, who couldn’t make much impact in Saint’s box.

Nine minutes into the second half, Chelsea won a penalty after Danny Ings’ silly foul on Mason Mount in the penalty box. The 22-year-old then kept his composure from the spot-kick and restored parity.

After getting back into the game, Chelsea looked lackluster in the final third and Tuchel took a bold decision to take off substitute Callum Hudson-Odoi and brought in Hakim Ziyech. But, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men kept Chelsea at bay and earned a deserved point after a row of defeats.

Managers’ Reaction

Ralph Hasenhuttl

“A draw feels like a win. It’s a step towards us returning to our normal form. We are believing in what we are doing. The Premier League is tough. For us, it is good that we take a point from such a strong side.”

Thomas Tuchel

“We lacked determination, aggressiveness and more one on one chances. We controlled 80 metres, all counter attacks and when you control the match like this and you need a penalty to score, you see the problem is clear.”

 

Southampton Vs Chelsea - Match Details

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