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Chelsea 3 – 3 Southampton


Chelsea held to an exciting 3-all draw by Southampton. Another bonkers game in a bizarre campaign draws to a close, with Southampton rescuing a point courtesy of a last gasp equaliser from Jannik Vestergaard. Chelsea looked home and hosed in the first half after Timo Werner put them two up, but Danny ings gave his side a platform on which to build before the break.

Southampton equalised through Che Adams following some slapstick defending from Chelsea, only to go behind moments later when Kai Havertz got on the scoresheet. Chelsea tried to close out the game, but Southampton scored in the game’s knockings after Vestergaard flicked the ball past Kepa, helping a mishit Theo Walcott shot on its way past the Spaniard. Jannik Vestergaard headed in a dramatic injury-time equaliser as Southampton pegged back Chelsea to claim a point in a Premier League thriller at Stamford Bridge.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side looked to be heading for defeat but Danish defender Vestergaard was in the right place to flick home a Theo Walcott shot from the edge of the area.

Chelsea were in control at 2-0 up through two superb Timo Werner goals – the first courtesy of a sublime dummy which bamboozled Jan Bednarek before drilling in, and the second as he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and nodded home.

When it looked like the hosts were cruising, Southampton hit back as Danny Ings went round keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to finish and Che Adams punished dire Chelsea defending to smash home an equaliser.

The Blues responded just 121 seconds later with Werner sliding the ball across the box for compatriot Kai Havertz to convert an easy finish which seemed to be the winner, but Vestergaard’s late effort sealed a draw.

Source – BBC News