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Southampton grab injury-time equaliser to deny Chelsea in thriller

Timo Werner

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.

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Chelsea

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameArrizabalaga

    Average rating

    2.93

  2. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

    Average rating

    4.22

  3. Squad number4Player nameChristensen

    Average rating

    3.63

  4. Squad number15Player nameZouma

    Average rating

    3.62

  5. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

    Average rating

    5.07

  6. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

    Average rating

    4.71

  7. Squad number7Player nameKanté

    Average rating

    5.28

  8. Squad number10Player namePulisic

    Average rating

    5.31

  9. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

    Average rating

    5.87

  10. Squad number19Player nameMount

    Average rating

    4.84

  11. Squad number11Player nameWerner

    Average rating

    7.22

Substitutes

  1. Squad number9Player nameAbraham

    Average rating

    3.77

  2. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

    Average rating

    4.55

  3. Squad number24Player nameJames

    Average rating

    4.17

Southampton

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameMcCarthy
    Average rating

    6.86

  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker-Peters
    Average rating

    7.32

  3. Squad number35Player nameBednarek
    Average rating

    6.81

  4. Squad number4Player nameVestergaard
    Average rating

    7.69

  5. Squad number3Player nameBertrand
    Average rating

    7.13

  6. Squad number32Player nameWalcott
    Average rating

    7.70

  7. Squad number8Player nameWard-Prowse
    Average rating

    7.42

  8. Squad number6Player nameOriol Romeu
    Average rating

    7.22

  9. Squad number11Player nameRedmond
    Average rating

    7.09

  10. Squad number10Player nameAdams
    Average rating

    7.62

  11. Squad number9Player nameIngs
    Average rating

    8.41

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameLong
    Average rating

    6.99

  2. Squad number23Player nameTella
    Average rating

    6.89

  3. Squad number27Player nameDiallo
    Average rating

    6.79

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 4Christensen
  • 15Zouma
  • 21ChilwellBooked at 48mins
  • 5Jorginho
  • 7Kanté
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forJamesat 87′minutes
  • 29Havertz
  • 19MountSubstituted forZiyechat 72′minutes
  • 11WernerSubstituted forAbrahamat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Abraham
  • 13Caballero
  • 14Tomori
  • 18Giroud
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 22Ziyech
  • 24James

Southampton

  • 1McCarthy
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 35Bednarek
  • 4Vestergaard
  • 3Bertrand
  • 32Walcott
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 6RomeuBooked at 84minsSubstituted forDialloat 87′minutes
  • 11RedmondSubstituted forTellaat 77′minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forLongat 86′minutes
  • 9Ings

Substitutes

  • 5Stephens
  • 7Long
  • 14Obafemi
  • 18Valery
  • 23Tella
  • 27Diallo
  • 44Forster

Referee:
Peter Bankes

Match Stats

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Match ends, Chelsea 3, Southampton 3.

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