Suara.com – Southampton and Chelsea have to settle for sharing a point in Week 25 of the English Premier League. In a match that was held at St. Petersburg Mary’s Stadium, Saturday (20/2/2021), Southampton and Chelsea drew 1-1.
In this match, Southampton took the lead through the action of a loan from Liverpool, Takumi Minamino, in the first half. Meanwhile, the Blues equalizer was born from Mason Mount’s penalty execution in the second half.
With one additional point, Chelsea stay in fourth place in the Premier League standings with 43 points. While Southampton, who pocketed 30 points, moved to 13th position.
The course of the match
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Come to St. Petersburg Mary’s Stadium, Chelsea tried to press at the start of the match. Winning possession of the ball in the middle of the field, the Blues tried to find opportunities through the side of the field.
Entering the 6th minute, the Blues got a golden opportunity. Unfortunately, Marcos Alonso’s hard kick went wide of the target.
After the 10th minute Chelsea stepped up the attack. The role of N’Golo Kante in arranging the attack seemed to make the home team unable to do much to break the visitors’ dominance in midfield.
In the 17th minute, the opportunity was created for Chelsea again. Timo Werner, who escaped control, released a pass from the side of the field. But his colleagues were late in welcoming the round skin.
The tempo of the game looked according in the middle of the first half following the defensive game the hosts played. Chelsea players who surrounded the Saints defense are still trying to make a gap.
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Opportunities obtained by the host in the 33rd minute. The slow tempo of Chelsea’s game was put to good use when the ball was directed at the Blues defense box.
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