Southampton v Chelsea, 27 February 2016

Score2-1 to Chelsea
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSt Mary's Stadium
Attendance31,688
Southampton had now failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 12 Premier League games against Chelsea. Kick-off: 3.00pm

Goals:

Shane Long 42 G

Goals:

Cesc Fabregas 75 G
Branislav Ivanović 89 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fraser Forster
Defender Cédric Soares
Defender José Fonte
Defender Matt Targett
Defender Virgil Van Dijk
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Bertrand
Midfielder Jordy Clasie
Midfielder Steven Davis
Midfielder/Forward Oriol Romeu
Forward Charlie Austin
Forward Shane Long

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender Baba Rahman
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Branislav Ivanović
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder Eden Hazard
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Willian
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Graziano Pelle for Shane Long 69
Sadio Mané for Charlie Austin 79
James Ward-Prowse for Matt Targett 89

Substitutions:

Oscar for Pedro 7
Kenedy for Baba Rahman 46
Nemanja Matić for Eden Hazard 90

Cards:

Steven Davis 19 Y
Ryan Bertrand 64 Y
Jordy Clasie 65 Y

Cards:

Diego Costa 63 Y

On the bench:

Defender Cuco Martina
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder James Ward-Prowse
Midfielder/Forward Sadio Mané
Midfielder/Forward Dušan Tadić
Forward Graziano Pelle

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Oscar
Midfielder Bertrand Traoré
Forward Loïc Rémy

Comments:

League position: 7th Goalkeepr Fraser Forster conceded his first goal in 708 minutes of Premier League playing time; this was a new club record. The previous record holder was Paul Jones who went 666 minutes without conceding in the 2000-01 season. Chelsea's opener was the first goal Fraser Forster had conceded in the Premier League since Diego Costa scored for Chelsea in the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge on 15 March 2015. The Saints had won five of their preceding six Premier League games. James Ward-Prowse replaced Matt Targett after Chelsea had scored their second goal.

Comments:

League position: 11th Reigning champions Chelsea had now won consecutive Premier League games for the first time in this season. The Blues were now unbeaten in 11 Premier League games (won five). Nemanja Matic replaced Eden Hazard in the third minute of added time in the second half.