Chelsea vs Southampton LIVE REACTION: Walcott involved as Southampton score late equaliser following Werner double – The Sun

SOUTHAMPTON fought back to draw 3-3 with Chelsea as the Blues defensive problems returned.

The home side had raced to a 2-0 lead after a double from Germany ace Tim Werner.

Follow ALL of the latest reaction below…

  • Joshua Mbu

    SHEERWOOD SPEAKS

    Tim Sherwood spoke about the game on Soccer Saturday: “Southampton deserved it, we have to give them a lot of credit.

    “They got out-played in the first half. Chelsea were dominant, and it was one-way traffic.

    “But Southampton got the goal before half-time and it changed the whole picture.

    “Southampton came out in the second-half with confidence, they stepped up to Chelsea and they deserved their draw.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    GREAT DANE

    BFG Vestergaard rescued a late point for Southampton!

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  • Joshua Mbu

    THEO!

    Lot's of touches for Theo Walcott on his second debut for Southampton.

    It was his effort which set up Vestergaard's last minute equaliser!

  • Joshua Mbu

    INSTANT RESPONSE

    There were just 121 seconds between Che Adams' equaliser for Southampton and Kai Havertz putting Chelsea 3-2 up.

  • Joshua Mbu

    FT: CHELSEA 3-3 SOUTHAMPTON

    Stamford Bridge thriller! Southampton showed unbelievable fight to turn over the original two goal deficit thanks to goals from Ings and Adams.

    Chelsea would instantly regain the lead after Timo Werner set up Kai Havertz for the easiest goal he'll ever score for the Blues.

    The equaliser went right down to the wire, Walcott's volley skimmed off the surface and up onto the head of Vestergaard who headed it past the helpless Kepa!

    Not a good day for Chelsea, they blew the lead twice losing out on all three points.

    Lampard will be fuming.

  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEP!

    THAT'S FULL-TIME!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-3 SOUTHAMPTON

    SO CLOSE!

    90+4. Almost a dream start to life back at Southampton for Walcott!

    He turns into space 30 yards from goal before firing wide of the target, he should have taken on the last man!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-3 SOUTHAMPTON

    90+2. Two minutes of the four additional have been played and Southampton have another corner!

    Can the visitors steal all three points?

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-3 SOUTHAMPTON

    90+1. Bertrand's free-kick falls to Walcott on the edge of the area, he drills his shot into the ground towards goal and Vestergaard gets his head on the end of it to nod it past Kepa!

    Southampton have done it!

    Chelsea will be kicking themselves…..

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLL!!!!

    SOUTHAMPTON HAVE FOUND AN EQUALISER!!!!!

    VESTERGAARD FROM CLOSE RANGE!!!!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    89. Series of substitutions in the final few moments, Reece James has come on for Pulisic and Werner is replaced by Abraham.

    Southampton made some changes as well, Diallo, Tella and Long have come on replacing Adams, Redmond and Romeu.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    88. Not long left in this game, Jorginho is dropping deep to pass the ball about across the backline to kill some time.

    Southampton need to press hard if they're going to rescue a point late on.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    85. Olé! Ziyech turns at a tight angle before rolling the ball through Vestergaard's legs….. unfortunately for the Chelsea new boy, Bednarek was quick to come across and clear the danger.

  • Joshua Mbu

    DEBUT

    Hakim Ziyech is on for his debut!

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  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    83. Romeu is the next player into the book after he hacked down Kante inside his own half….. naughty challenge from the Saints midfielder.

    Just over five minutes to go!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    MASSIVE SAVE!

    81. Walcott drives at Chelsea once again down the right hand-side, he pulls the ball back to the penalty spot where Ings was waiting, the No10 drives a shot low to Kepa's left but the keeper pulls off a strong save!

    Massive save from Kepa, potentially a match winning save.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    80. Into the final ten minutes of the game, Chelsea remain in the driving seat but you simply cannot count Southampton out at the minute.

    Chelsea struggle to keep clean sheets as it is.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    78. Southampton are utilising the space in the wide areas very well, Walcott is also starting to drift across the front line looking to make things happen.

    Will they get an equaliser?

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    CHANCE!

    77. Walcott drove towards the Chelsea penalty area before playing it wide to Adams, the angle is very tight and he fires his shot just wide of the far post!

    Southampton showing they're still in this game.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    74. Ziyech has his first few touches on the ball, he slipped it into Havertz who then played it wide to Azpilicueta, the captain then drilled his cross a cross the Southampton penalty area but no one got on the end of it.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    71. Ziyech is coming on replacing Mason Mount, it was another strong display from Mount.

    Let's see some magic from the magician!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    69. Havertz tries to get the better of Vestergaard down the touch-line, the Great Dane gets in the way blocking the Chelsea forward out.

    Ziyech is preparing to come on for his Chelsea debut.

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    67. Just over 20 minutes left in the second half and once again Southampton are trailing Chelsea.

    Southampton need to take confidence from the fight they showed to overturn the two goal deficit.

  • Joshua Mbu

    OH DEAR

    Throwback to John Terry's cameo in goal!

  • Joshua Mbu

    CHELSEA 3-2 SOUTHAMPTON

    64. Hakim Ziyech is warming up on the touch-line, he's getting ready to come on for his Chelsea competitive debut.

    What a player Ziyech is, so exciting to watch!

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