Chelsea 3-1 Southampton Highlights

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton Highlights

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Not even VAR could deny Timo Werner the moment he so richly deserved on a day when modern technology had a major say on the outcome at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea ended their two-game losing streak to move to the top of the table with a 3-1 win against Southampton.

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Werner’s goal after 84 minutes was the decisive strike – and his first in the Premier League since April 24. It was rich reward for his positivity and bravery in a week when his future at the club has been called into serious question.

The fact that he was there, in the middle of the six-yard box, to convert Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross said everything about his refusal to let his head drop on a day when he must have wondered if his Chelsea career was cursed.

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Ineffective in last weekend’s defeat to Manchester City and unused against Juventus on Wednesday, Thomas Tuchel picked him from the start in a much-changed line-up.

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton highlights

Before match

Chelsea are looking to return to winning ways as they host Southampton at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The Blues are facing their first difficult spell of the season after back-to-back defeats, first against Manchester City in the Premier League last weekend and then away to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek.

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With title contenders Liverpool and Man City playing each other on Sunday, Thomas Tuchel’s side can ill-afford to waste a golden opportunity to edge ahead of at least one of their major rivals.

Saints have quietly struggled so far this season and are yet to pick up their first victory of the new campaign.

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Chelsea vs Southampton Line-up

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Chalobah, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Lukaku

Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Christensen, Barkley, Jorginho, Saul, Havertz, Mount, Ziyech

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Southampton XI: McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tella, Redmond, A. Armstrong.

Subs: Lyanco, Long, Adams, Perraud, S. Armstrong, Djenepo, Elyounoussi, Diallo, Forster.

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