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Chelsea vs Southampton result: Player ratings as Frank Lampard’s side suffer surprise defeat



Chelsea stumbled to a surprise 2-0 defeat against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard’s side came into the fixture riding a wave of momentum after defeating Tottenham last week. However, they came unstuck in the first half as teenager Michael Obafemi capitalised on a comedy of errors to curl into the far corner against the run of play.

Lampard reverted from a back-five at half time and introduced Mason Mount, but his side still struggled to inspire any openings in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s well-organised defence.

Nathan Redmond then ensured the Saints of victory after 73 minutes, guaranteeing daylight between the club and the relegation zone, while defeat leaves Chelsea’s top-four credentials uncertain.


Here are our ratings from the match:

Click through the gallery above to see our ratings.

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