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Chelsea 1-3 Saints: Disjointed Blues lose again (Match report) by @Komptrolla


Reigning champions Chelsea suffered yet another loss at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Southampton came from behind to seal a 3:1 win to the dismay of a rattled Chelsea manager.

Eight games into last season Chelsea were up and away with five points clear of second placed Southampton, same team that inflicted on them their second home loss of the season leaving the blues ten points adrift of leaders Manchester City who blew Newcastle away earlier in the day.

Willian, seemingly the only bright light in the darkness of Stamford Bridge at the moment had fired Chelsea in front from a set piece, his fourth of the season from a similar spot and everyone thought the champions had the game in the bag, Southampton responded just before halftime as Graziano Pelle chested the ball into the path of Stephen Davies who smashed the ball beyond Asmir Begovic.

The Bosnian shot stopper saved brilliantly from Saido Mane in the opening minutes of the second half but had no answer when John Terry and Gary Cahill combined errors to aid the Saints movements and Pelle found Mane who slotted past Begovic.

Jose Mourinho had introduced Nemanja Matic at halftime but he was hauled off again with fifteen minutes to play for Loic Remy, this development was greeted by boos from the home section and the misery was completed after Chelsea gifted out possession again and Graziano Pelle fired in from the right.

The loss sent Chelsea further down on the table with question marks around the future of the manager and some certain players. Branislav Ivanovic seemed to have passed his best as he was turned inside out severally and Radamel Falcao could only pick up a yellow for simulation as his only impact in the game.

Written by @Komptrolla

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