Sport Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Match Report

16:01  16 april  2018
16:01  16 april  2018 Source:   Read Sport

Hughes want to use FA Cup match to build momentum

  Hughes want to use FA Cup match to build momentum Mark Hughes confirms that Southampton have no fresh injury concerns, claiming that having squad flexibility and ‘resources’ could help the club in the end-of-season run-in. Southampton face Chelsea at Wembley Stadium this weekend in an FA Cup semi-final tie, and Hughes believes a good performance against the Blues could help build some much needed momentum. The Saints are winless in the Premier League in eight games, last winning against West Brom in early February. Currently sitting in 18th place in the table, four points from safety, Saints will be hoping to pick up some momentum this weekend. Hughes accepted that some changes are possible for the South Coast club’s second fixture against the Blues in a week. Talking to the club’s official website, Hughes said; “We can freshen up our group, which to be honest we probably need to. If we do that and I see something that might help us going forward then we’ll have taken something from the game ahead of Bournemouth.” “(Leicester) was a difficult game for us and we need to make sure that the physicality and athleticism is there against the top teams. We won’t be making radical changes, but we need to use our resources in the best way we can.” “As far as I’m aware, we’re okay fitness-wise. There was nothing significant told to me after Leicester but we’ll get the full picture after training.” “We are trying to build some momentum and an FA Cup semi-final could be good for us with that in mind.” Southampton certainly have the tools to ensure their safety, and with Bournemouth, Everton and Swansea to come in their final four league games, survival is possible.

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Southampton let a two-goal lead slip against Chelsea and now find themselves five points from safety, with the same number of games left to play.

The Saints made only one change, which was enforced. Jack Stephens was suspended due to the red card he picked up against Arsenal, meaning it was a Premier League debut for Polish defender Jan Bednarek.

The home side took the lead after 21 minutes. Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross was well gathered by Alex McCarthy, who rolled it out to Wesley Hoedt, who played it into Pierre Hojbjerg in the midfield. Hojbjerg’s through ball to the overlapping Ryan Bertrand was exquisite, Bertrand showed his pace and strength to evade Azpilicueta’s challenge. Bertrand’s pass into the box found Dusan Tadic, who showed great composure to confidently slot the ball into an empty net.

Our man of the match: Chelsea (H)

  Our man of the match: Chelsea (H) Southampton succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Saints took a first-half lead through Dusan Tadic after some good work on the left from Ryan Bertrand. Mark Hughes’ side then doubled their advantage through Jan Bednarek’s first goal for the club. A capitulation then ensued in the final 20 minutes, with Chelsea coming away with all three points. Olivier Giroud scored a brace and Eden Hazard netted to help the Blues to a surprise 3-2 victory. It was by no means a bad performance from Saints, but their defensive frailties were once again prominent. There were some players who stood out, though, and we’re giving our man of the match award to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Denmark international had yet another good game in the middle and continued to repay Hughes’ faith in him from recent weeks. Hojbjerg aimed to drive the team ahead when he had regained possession and was always on the lookout for a forward pass, notably in the opening exchanges of the match. His drive and desire to get on the ball and help Saints move play along quickly was a key element of their control in the match, with Hojbjerg helping the team to dictate the tempo in large periods. Hojbjerg had a good game for Saints again and will fancy his chances for the Player of the Season award, with many of his teammates under-performing still.

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There is no doubt that Marcos Alonso should’ve seen red for Chelsea as he quite literally stamped Shane Long in the back of the leg, with no eyes on the ball, yet Mike Dean claimed not to see it and gave nothing, not even a free kick.

Into the second half, Southampton continued with the excellent pressing levels and intensity and they continued to create chances. Just 10 minutes into the second half and Saints had the chance to double their lead. Hojbjerg played a long ball over the top to Shane Long, who showed his pace to close in on Thibaut Courtois’s goal, despite being brought down by Andreas Christensen, he managed to get back up and get a shot off, which deflected off his own knee and nearly lobbed over Courtois.

On the hour mark, Southampton scored their second of the game, and it was the debutant Bednarek with a striker’s finish into the corner at the far post from James Ward-Prowse’s free kick.

Our man of the match: Chelsea (H)

  Our man of the match: Chelsea (H) Southampton succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against Chelsea at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Saints took a first-half lead through Dusan Tadic after some good work on the left from Ryan Bertrand. Mark Hughes’ side then doubled their advantage through Jan Bednarek’s first goal for the club. A capitulation then ensued in the final 20 minutes, with Chelsea coming away with all three points. Olivier Giroud scored a brace and Eden Hazard netted to help the Blues to a surprise 3-2 victory. It was by no means a bad performance from Saints, but their defensive frailties were once again prominent. There were some players who stood out, though, and we’re giving our man of the match award to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Denmark international had yet another good game in the middle and continued to repay Hughes’ faith in him from recent weeks. Hojbjerg aimed to drive the team ahead when he had regained possession and was always on the lookout for a forward pass, notably in the opening exchanges of the match. His drive and desire to get on the ball and help Saints move play along quickly was a key element of their control in the match, with Hojbjerg helping the team to dictate the tempo in large periods. Hojbjerg had a good game for Saints again and will fancy his chances for the Player of the Season award, with many of his teammates under-performing still.

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Six minutes later, Mike Dean showed another moment of questionable refereeing as Cesc Fabregas clearly passed the ball back to Courtois, yet Dean gave nothing.

On the 70 minute mark, Chelsea pulled their first goal back and it was the substitute Olivier Giroud who got it with a near-post header past McCarthy, and it was Alonso who was the provider, who shouldn’t even have been on the pitch.

Five minutes later, Chelsea were level and it was the Belgian Eden Hazard with the goal and again, Alonso was involved as his pass found Willian on the left wing, who beat Cedric to get a low cross into the box. Hazard controlled the ball brilliantly and finished confidently into the roof of the net.

Two minutes later, Chelsea’s come back was complete and it was Giroud with the goal. Alonso won the free kick on the edge of the box. Willian stepped up and passed it to Hazard on the left wing, the Belgian’s cross was headed into the air by Christensen, Saints failed to clear their lines, and it was Giroud who seized on the ball and finished it.

Saints will have been disappointed by the defeat against Arsenal, but this one would’ve hurt a lot more. Other results in the Premier League mean that Saints are now closer to the drop and have to pick up some form of points against Leicester mid-week and hope other results go their way.

Chelsea's Alonso gets three-game ban for Long challenge .
The FA have hit Marcos Alonso with a three-match ban after a review of his challenge on Southampton striker Shane Long.Marcos Alonso will miss Chelsea's next three matches, including the FA Cup semi-final, after being found guilty of violent conduct in the 3-2 win over Southampton.

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