2019-20 English Premier League
  • Michael Obafemi (31')
  • Nathan Redmond (73')

Chelsea's poor home run continues with Southampton loss

Chelsea suffered more woe at Stamford Bridge after losing 2-0 to Southampton on Thursday.

Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond scored in each half to condemn Chelsea to consecutive defeats in the Premier League.

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Frank Lampard's side have now lost six matches at home in all competitions this season. Chelsea remain in fourth despite the defeat but they are only three points above Tottenham.

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was selected in the starting lineup after he was subjected to racist abuse in Sunday's match against Spurs.

The visitors took the lead from a counter attack after 31 minutes when Obafemi produced a fine strike into the top corner.

Southampton had chances to double their lead but Che Adams was denied by a Fikayo Tomori block, while Kepa Arrizabalaga saved from Redmond.

Southampton scored a second after 73 minutes after Redmond capped off a fine passing move and chipped the ball over Arrizabalaga.

Christian Pulisic came off the bench and almost had an instant impact but his effort was saved by Alex McCarthy late on.

Chelsea face a London derby away at Arsenal on Sunday, while Southampton welcome Crystal Palace on Saturday.

"It's the same story as a few of the last home games," Lampard said. "We have to work, break defensive lines and do more in an attacking sense.

"If we want to stay [in the top four] we have to win more than we have done recently at home."

Hasenhuttl ran onto the pitch to celebrate at full time and was hailed by Saints supporters long after the final whistle after going over to them.

"You can have a tactical plan but without passion it doesn't work," Hasenhuttl told reporters.

"We stayed brave, tried to keep them far away from our goal and it was by far the best performance this season.

"There's still a long way to go, but in the first two or three months we played like a relegation team, now we're playing like a Premier League team."

English Premier League Standings

1 Manchester City 35 +46 80
2 Manchester United 35 +30 70
3 Leicester City 36 +21 66
4 Chelsea 36 +22 64
5 West Ham United 35 +10 58
6 Liverpool 34 +18 57
7 Tottenham Hotspur 35 +20 56
8 Arsenal 36 +12 55
9 Everton 34 +4 55
10 Leeds United 35 0 50
11 Aston Villa 34 +8 48
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 -12 45
13 Crystal Palace 35 -22 41
14 Southampton 35 -18 40
15 Burnley 35 -14 39
16 Newcastle United 35 -18 39
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 -5 37
18 Fulham 35 -22 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 35 -36 26
20 Sheffield United 35 -44 17