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Blues held at home by Southampton


Chelsea couldn't break down a resilient Southampton side last night in the Premier League, as Saints goalkeeper Angus Gunn put in a Man of the Match performance.

The Saints stopper earned the award, as Chelsea had over 70% possession and 17 shots on goal, six of which were on target.

However, the Blues were unable to create any clear-cut chances, except one in the second half when Alvaro Morata found the back of the net, only to be flagged offside.

The Spanish striker started up front, with no back up on the bench as Olivier Giroud is injured, with Willian and Eden Hazard on the wings.

Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Ross Barkley formed the midfield, while the back four was Azpi, Toni Rudiger, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso. As always, Kepa was in goal.

As well as the offside goal, the Blues saw a couple of shots saved. First Morata's header was palmed away by the 'keeper, and then Hazard's shot struck Gunn in the face.

There was more bad news as, at the end of the first-half, Willian limped off injured to be replaced by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

However, there are positives to take from the match: a clean sheet for Kepa, who made some great saves, and his defence. Plus, Chelsea are only three points behind Manchester City, who face Premier League leaders Liverpool this evening.

Next up for Chelsea, though, is an FA Cup Third Round match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

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