We're into one additional minute here at St Mary's, where Saints have been awarded a free-kick in a promising crossing position... Chelsea have controlled much of this first half, but still only lead by the odd goal. Chelsea were thrilling going forward at times, with Werner, who also had a goal disallowed, netting twice before setting up Havertz for what looked set to be the winner. Arsenal-linked Szoboszlai on a path towards greatness, Pure rubbish: Low under pressure after Germany's shocking loss in Spain, Anthony Elanga: Man Utd's teenage wing wizard aiming to follow in Greenwood's footsteps, Farewell Mascherano: Alongside Messi, Argentina's most successful modern player. Key Opta stats:- Mark Hughes is just the second manager to be eliminated from the FA Cup as manager of two Premier League teams (Stoke and Southampton) in a single season, after Glenn Hoddle in 2000-01 with Southampton and Spurs.- Since losing 3-1 to Southampton at home in October 2015, Chelsea have gone on to win the following six games against them in all competitions – their longest ever winning streak against the Saints.- The Blues have reached the FA Cup final in successive campaigns for the first time since 2009 and 2010, and the 13th in their history; only Arsenal (20), Man Utd (20) and Liverpool (14) progressing to the final on more occasions.- Chelsea have won seven of their eight FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, with their only loss coming against Manchester City in 2013.- Olivier Giroud has had a hand in 22 goals in his 26 FA Cup appearances (15 goals, 7 assists), more than any other player in the competition since his debut in January 2013.- Alvaro Morata has scored nine headed goals in all competitions this season; two more than any other Premier League player.- All seven of Cesar Azpilicueta’s assists this season have come for Alvaro Morata (Premier League 6, FA Cup 1). We're half an hour away from kick-off at St Mary's! We're back up and running at St Mary's, where Saints are trailing to Hazard's first-half goal. We caught up with Southampton boss Mark Hughes in the week at Staplewood, as he looked ahead to only the seventh home game of his Saints reign this afternoon. Referee Craig Pawson awards a corner, suggesting the Dutchman won the ball, but the visitors feel hard done by. You need luck on days like this, but Saints haven't had any today. Morata is put through on goal, but McCarthy gets down really sharply to make a fine save at his near post. Manager admits his side were second best after Chelsea defeat. Chelsea's defensive lapses remain a problem, and Southampton punished their main weakness in a six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge. Clean bill of health ahead of Chelsea showdown. Saints were temporarily exposed as Willian's crossfield ball found Hazard in space, but Ings of all people was retreating and fouled the Belgian, stopping the counter-attack. Today's edition of SAINTS is a Scandinavian special! We're into stoppage time here at St Mary's, where Chelsea remain on course to temporarily hit the Premier League summit. What a point. Havertz turned in a short pass from Werner to nudge Chelsea 3-2 in front two minutes later, but there was a sting to come. First chance of the second half. | Half-time 1 - 0 Full-time 2 - 3. Gabbiadini leads a Saints charge. we're looking forward to it. Saints are struggling to get a foothold here. The first corner of the game is for Chelsea, but Willian's swirling delivery is fisted away by McCarthy at his far post to relieve the pressure. Saints are enjoying a good spell at the moment, and Redmond goes close with a thunderous strike from 25 yards that Kepa tips on to the crossbar. Goal 50 Revealed: The best 50 players in the world, Europe's most in-form player? Hazard trades passes with Alonso and slips the ball through for Morata, who this time makes no mistake with a cool chip over the advancing McCarthy. German stars Timo Werner and Kai Havertz scored their first Premier League goals for Chelsea, but there were familiar failings in the home team's ranks and Frank Lampard's men were punished. MATCH INFO – Southampton vs Chelsea Highlights & Full Match. Get the lowdown on the Blues ahead of their clash at St Mary's. Hazard escapes, but Bednarek gets back to block not only his first shot, but his second as well. Conte's tactical nous has been questioned in what has been a difficult season but his decision to replace Giroud with Morata with 10 minutes to go proved a masterstroke, Morata heading in a Cesar Azpilicueta cross 88 seconds after his arrival. He made five key passes in the game, out of a team total of eight. Giroud - who scored twice from the bench in a comeback Premier League win at Southampton last weekend - found the net 27 seconds into the second half, though. Southampton are back in Premier League action, hosting high-flying Chelsea at St Mary's (kick-off 2.15pm BST). Return. Summary; H2H Comparison; Commentary; Venue ... 14 April 2018 Game week 34 Kick-off 13:30. It's a half-time change for Saints, which looks likely to prompt a change in formation... That's it for the first half. Saints put in the work ahead of Chelsea visit. Atkinson rejected Long's weak penalty appeals and there were boos from the Chelsea fans for Conte's decision to bring on Tiemoue Bakayoko in place of Willian, who walked straight down the tunnel. 0 – 2. The information contained in Goal.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Goal.com, Chelsea 3-3 Southampton: Walcott joy as Blues blow it at the Bridge. Chelsea have bossed the early possession, but have been confronted by stubborn resistance so far. they're an outstanding side and they've got good talent that we'll have to deal with. The visitors are racking up the corners now, but are yet to fashion a chance from one of them. That should have been game, set and match. But it was a Chelsea change that proved decisive, Morata heading home his third goal of 2018 from a precise Azpilicueta centre, although Charlie Austin almost pulled one back only to be denied by the post. Hazard, Barkley and Morata strike for Chelsea at St Mary's. Arsenal-linked Szoboszlai on a path towards greatness, Pure rubbish: Low under pressure after Germany's shocking loss in Spain, Anthony Elanga: Man Utd's teenage wing wizard aiming to follow in Greenwood's footsteps, Farewell Mascherano: Alongside Messi, Argentina's most successful modern player. You have been voting for who you would like to see in today's line-up! Saints need to get to half time still in the game and regroup. First change for the visitors is a like for like swap up front. Southampton had barely threatened but Long found himself through on Caballero's goal after Charlie Austin dummied Wesley Hoedt's pass, the striker's control badly letting him down. Chelsea have a Champions League home game against Europa League holders Sevilla coming up on Tuesday. Watch our 90-second highlights package from Sunday's action. Saints will feel they've got a chance of getting something from this, but need to ask more questions of a confident visiting side. Redmond runs at the Chelsea defence and finds Ings in the box, who has to take the shot early and hits it well, but it's straight down the throat of Kepa, who might've had a problem if it had been either side of his body. | The Belgium winger then drove through the centre of the pitch, teeing up Willian to crack an effort against the top of the crossbar. Chelsea vs Southampton FC in the Emirates FA Cup on 22nd April 2018. Another chance! Get the lowdown on Sunday's opponents with our in-depth match preview. Bertrand goes into the book for emphatically placing the free-kick where he thinks it should be taken, but referee Pawson doesn't share the skipper's opinion. The shot is struck cleanly enough, but it's a couple of yards too high to trouble McCarthy. Chelsea have good numbers forward again, as the ball is eventually worked out to Kante to shoot from the edge of the box, but Yoshida is in the way to concede yet another corner. The error-prone Kepa pulled out of a challenge to meet an under-hit backpass from Kurt Zouma, and that allowed Adams to win the ball and thrash in from close range. Manage your The United v Chelsea final means Burnley are almost in the ... Sunday 22nd April 2018. , Both sets of players have carried out their warm-ups and the teams are in the tunnel! Álvaro Morata (+2’) | Can Saints end their run? From the resulting corner, the ball runs through to Hoedt at the far post, but the defender lashes at the shot and slices wide of the near post. , We've been previewing this afternoon's game with our in-depth Match Pack. 9 - Alvaro Morata has scored nine headed goals in all comps; two more than any other Premier League player. It's a harsh overall reflection of a game in which Saints missed golden chances before Chelsea's first and second goals, before the visitors struck again deep into stoppage time. Not a good tackle from behind by Højbjerg, who goes through the back of Giroud. Chelsea break quickly, as Kante feeds Azpilicueta on the right, but his low cross is easily collected by McCarthy in the Saints goal. The Blues have begun the season in impressive fashion under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, with the form of Eden Hazard particularly eye-catching in their unbeaten start. Højbjerg crosses from the right - an excellent deep delivery to pick out Bertrand at the far post. . Werner and Havertz became the fifth and sixth Germans to score in the Premier League for Chelsea, following Michael Ballack, Andre Schurrle, Antonio Rudiger and Marko Marin, but questions persist at the back. A Southampton free-kick was only half-cleared and Walcott – a teenage star at St Mary's who has returned on loan from Everton – lashed a strike goalwards, with Vestergaard applying the decisive touch. Slick football from the visitors. The world's most expensive keeper is at it again... this time Ings tries his luck from distance, but the Spaniard is there to push it over. Eden Hazard finished coolly from Ross Barkley's pass on the half-hour, frustratingly soon after Danny Ings spurned a golden chance at the other end. So unlucky! Saints have been undone from the resulting free-kick. We're moments away from kick-off... , Well done to 29% of you who voted for 2002 as the year of Beattie's brace at the Bridge! Book a seat for the showdown with the Blues, at St Mary's. Southampton are back in Premier League action, hosting high-flying Chelsea at St Mary's (kick-off 2.15pm BST). With only Ings in support and outnumbered by defenders, the Italian opts to go himself and shoots optimistically from 30 yards, but it's an easy save for Kepa. Bonce. 14 - Theo Walcott is making his first appearance for @SouthamptonFC in 14 years and 276 days, since playing against QPR in the Championship in January 2006. Chelsea v Southampton Match Report, 17/10/20. 22 - Olivier Giroud has had a hand in 22 goals in his 26 FA Cup appearances (15 goals, 7 assists), more than any other player in the competition since his debut in January 2013. Time is against Saints now, but there's still 20 minutes for the hosts to save themselves in this game. Fabregas was running the midfield and, when Giroud flicked his chipped cross into the air, the striker twisted to direct an acrobatic volley wide of the post. Saints boss speaks ahead of the clash with the Blues. Find out if you've got your wish at 1.15pm BST... we know it's going to be a tough game. You have to say that's a brilliant goal. Chelsea have only just found their rhythm again after that glorious chance for Ings, but take full advantage as Barkley robs Højbjerg and feeds Hazard, who makes no mistake from 12 yards to beat McCarthy and break the deadlock. cookie settings, Ings and Bertrand miss clear chances for Saints, while Redmond hits the bar from distance, Blues temporarily hit the Premier League summit prior to Liverpool vs Man City showdown. Key Opta Facts - Chelsea have lost just one of their last nine home Premier League games (W7 D1), after losing four of the seven before that (W2 D1). for the most part we're playing okay, and we want to go into the international break with a good, positive performance and result. 0 – 3. - Adams scored and assisted in the same game for the first time since October 2018 for Birmingham against Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.- Since the start of last season, only Robert Lewandowski, Ciro Immobile and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more goals in Europe's top five leagues than Werner (30).- Southampton have lost only one of their last eight away Premier League games (W4 D3) after losing two in a row directly before that in February. The countdown to kick-off continues... it's a beautiful afternoon on the south coast! A very presentable chance goes begging for Chelsea, as Hazard's drilled corner looks inviting for Rudiger, but he can't get a good enough connection from close range to force the ball home. Who would you like to see in the manager's starting XI today? Defender on Saints' Sunday disappointment against Chelsea. Watch the key action from the Premier League game at St Mary's. What a game. Goals. The Blues have begun the season in impressive fashion under new head coach Maurizio Sarri, with the form of Eden Hazard particularly eye-catching in their unbeaten start. Goals. Dancing. FA Cup Match Report for Chelsea v Southampton on 22 April 2018, includes all goals and incidents. Olivier Giroud's wonderful goal and an Alvaro Morata header earned Chelsea a 2-0 win against Southampton on Sunday and a return to the FA Cup final. Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard combined superbly to find Giroud in the box but he still had a lot to do, jinking away from a series of challenges before prodding past Alex McCarthy. Chelsea vs. Southampton - 22 April 2018 - Soccerway. The Italian collects a pass from Cédric, finds Højbjerg and looks for the return over the top, but Luiz is there to make a crucial interception. cards: 0.173.63 Copyright © 2020 Goal.com All rights reserved. It flies over from six yards. Chelsea vs. Southampton live: Premier League 2017/2018 - AS.com. Saints have found the confidence to go toe to toe with Chelsea now. Watch Southampton vs Chelsea Highlights Start date: Oct 7, 2018 2:15 PM Location: Southampton Venue:St. Mary’s Stadium Referee: Craig Pawson, England Avg. Rudiger gets his head to Gabbiadini's cross but it's only as far as Højbjerg, who smashes the loose ball but Rudiger is there again to make a crucial block. The skipper meets it with a sidefoot volley, but can't keep his shot down and it's over the top from eight yards. Read a snippet of what Moi had to say here, and buy the programme online! Another straight swap for Chelsea, as Pedro comes on to play down the right. The win sees Chelsea advance to a meeting with Manchester United on May 19 and the chance to avenge last year's defeat to Arsenal in the Wembley showpiece. Romeu takes a yellow card for bringing down Hazard in full flight. Have your say on the game in the comments. It's hard to argue that Chelsea deserve their lead, but the game remains in the balance. Werner, who had 11 efforts without reward in his first four league outings for Chelsea, finally got lucky with attempt number 13 and was on punishing form throughout. Theo Walcott marked his first Southampton appearance for almost 15 years by setting up the late equaliser that secured a dramatic 3-3 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Updating to 09:32h CEST - Friday, 05/10/2018 Half-time 0 - 0 Full-time 2 - 0. . As well as profiling some of our favourite Swedes to don the red and white, there's also an extended interview with Norwegian international Mohamed Elyounoussi, who reveals his unusual football upbringing in a fascinating insight.