Chelsea started without John Terry in central defense and it turned out a difficult match against Southampton at St Mary on Saturday. Southampton set up with a deep defense allowing Chelsea to have more of the ball and try to catch them on counters. Shane Long’s goal just before the break put Southampton 1-0 up but Chelsea came roaring back towards the end of the game with two goals in last 15 minutes turn the result on its head as Chelsea win 2-1 and move into top half of the season.
Branislav Ivanovic’s last-gasp header sealed all three points for Chelsea as the Blues’ unbeaten run under Guus Hiddink continued at St Mary’s Stadium thanks to a 2-1 win over Southampton.
Shane Long caused constant trouble for Chelsea back four throughout the opening 45 minutes but after missing couple of chances he finally scored with a superb finish when a knock on from Baba Rehman allowed him to run one on one with the keeper.
Southampton looked better side of the two and deservedly took the lead just before the break when Baba Rehman’s weak headed clearance fell nicely for Shane Long who took a long touch and poked home with neat dip over the keeper.
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