Chelsea 3-1 Southampton: Late goals from Werner, Chilwell seals three points for the Blues | EPL 2021-22

Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea of Chelsea against Southampton
Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell and Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea of Chelsea against Southampton -IMAGO / Shutterstock

Thomas Tuchel’s men returned to winning ways after defeating Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea edged out Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge to register their first win after going winless in their last two fixtures.

The Blues suffered their first defeat of the season in the Premier League game against Manchester City before suffering another setback against Juventus in the Champions League a few days ago.

Thomas Tuchel was desperate to return to winning ways and he would be a happy man after how his side went about today.

The Blues had an early breakthrough after young defender Trevoh Chalobah found the back of the nets from a corner-kick.

However, the Saints started to show more intentions from the second half and their efforts got paid off when they were awarded a penalty, resulting from Ben Chilwell’s foul. James Ward-Prowse made no mistake from the spot to level things up for his side.

But the English midfielder soon received a red card, which eventually proved to be the turning point of the game.

Tuchel’s men exploited the situation and went on to add two late goals courtesy of Timo Werner and Chilwell.

The Blues have now returned to the top of the table with 16 points.

Timo Werner produced a valiant display 

The pressure had been mounting on Timo Werner for his goal drought in the Premier League this season. However, he battled the odds to open his account against Southampton. The German forward kept on fighting and was constantly switching positions in the attack. He was the player with most shots attempted (6) and luckily, one of them found the back of the nets. Werner would be brimming with confidence after the strike and now he would look to carry on the momentum for the upcoming games.

Ward-Prowse’s red card was the turning point of the game.

Southampton looked more dangerous after their equaliser and at one point it looked as if the spoils could be shared. However, Ward Prowse’s dismissal turned out to be the turning point of the game. The Blues grew into the game after that incident and scored two goals while the Saints were forced on the backfoot.