After five straight wins, Chelsea were held in check at Southampton (1-1) on Saturday.
No pass from six to Chelsea. After five consecutive successes, including four in the league, the Blues were hooked this Saturday on the lawn of Southampton (1-1). It is a poor performance, because if the Saints had started the season very well, they remained on six losses in a row in the Premier League.
FT: It ends 1-1. 🤝
Mount’s second half equalizer protects our unbeaten run as we leave St Mary’s with a point. # SOUCHE pic.twitter.com/wOUWov4nVm
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 20, 2021
As often since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea confiscated the ball, but struggled to be dangerous. Londoners were even caught on the sole attack of Southampton in the first period, concluded with great composure by Takumi minamino (1-0, 33rd). In the second half, it took the self-sacrifice of Mason mount, who obtained and transformed a penalty, to see Chelsea equalize (1-1, 54th). But the revolt stopped there.
During this match, the French will have experienced various fortunes. N’Golo Kanté, in competition with the duo Kovacic-Jorginho, was omnipresent in the recovery. Kurt Zouma, who took advantage of Thiago Silva’s injury to regain playing time, was naively surprised by Minamino’s call on goal. Finally, Olivier Giroud remained on the bench, despite the exit on injury from Tammy Abraham, and the difficulties of the Blues facing a grouped block. Tuchel may take that into account this week, when choosing his team lineup to face Atlético.
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