SOU vs CHE
Forever Saint Award: Club historians
Duncan Holley, Gary Chalk and David Bull are the latest recipients of the club award.
Audio description highlights: Saints 0-6 Chelsea
Highlights from the Premier League match at St Mary's, with audio description.
Highlights: Saints 0-6 Chelsea
Full highlights from Saturday's heavy defeat.
Video: Hasenhüttl on disappointing defeat
The manager's full-time assessment.
Hasenhüttl forthright on Chelsea defeat
Manager reacts to heaviest loss of the season.
Adams reflects on disappointing defeat
Adams has his say after Saints fall to a heavy defeat against Chelsea.
Saints suffer heaviest defeat of season
Our report from St Mary's, as Southampton were beaten 6-0 by Chelsea.
Ticket exchange now open for Chelsea and Arsenal
Season Ticket holders can list their seats for the upcoming sold out fixtures.
Tactical Watch: Bold approach can reap rewards
Sam Tighe previews Saints' clash with Chelsea.
Matchday Information: Saints vs Chelsea
Essential information for tomorrow's Premier League clash at St Mary’s.
SAINTS: Armstrong stars in Chelsea programme
Find out what's inside Saturday's matchday publication.
Match Pack: Saints vs Chelsea
Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's clash.
Classic Match: Beattie's late free-kick snatches victory
Saints edged a five-goal thriller against Chelsea at The Dell in 2000.
Hasenhüttl wary of wounded Chelsea
Manager assesses Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Press Conference (part two): Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
The boss provides an update ahead of Saturday's clash
Press Conference (part one): Hasenhüttl previews Chelsea
The boss addresses the broadcast media.
Gallery: Working up to Chelsea
Saints get to work at Staplewood Campus.
Chelsea and Arsenal on general sale
Secure your seats for the Premier League fixtures at St Mary's in April.
SOU vs CHE As It Happened
Key moments so far
- HALF TIME: Saints 0-4 Chelsea
- Chelsea run rampant at St Mary's
- Marcos Alonso and Mason Mount score in opening 15 minutes
- Werner hits the woodwork twice before adding Chelsea's third of the afternoon
FULL TIME: Saints 0-6 Chelsea
A disappointing day at the office for Southampton as they fall to a 6-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League. Thomas Tuchel's men arrived at St Mary's with a point to prove, and that they did.
Werner denied hat-trick
Werner looks to get his third with a left-footed shot from inside the area but Bednarek slides in to clear and deny Werner his hat-trick.
Less than ten minutes to play ...
With less than ten minutes of action remaining at St Mary's, it seems as though the visitors are content with their six goal advantage as the pace has slowed down drastically.
Alonso drills wide
Diallo is disposessed in midfield as Chelsea surge towards Forster's goal, with the ball at Alonso's feet he sends a low, bouncing shot but it bounces wide of the far post.
Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Tino Livramento
Third and final substitution from Hasenhüttl.
Silky footwork from Walker-Peters
The visitors launch another attack on goal but Walker-Peters does well to insert himself to regain the ball, before dancing away from the area to clear the threat.
Chelsea substitution: Hakim Ziyech replaces Mason Mount
Chelsea substitution: Reece James replaces Thiago Emiliano da Silva
Tuchel makes his first substitution of the afternoon.
Forster denies Alonso
Mount lines up to take the resulting free-kick after Bednarek's challenge, his initial delivery is cleared but only as far as Alonso who drills a low shot towards goal but Forster does enough to get down and make the save.
Yellow Card for Jan Bednarek (Southampton)
Bednarek is shown a yellow for a late challenge on Loftus-Cheek.
Mount makes it six
Forster makes another spectacular double save to deny both Havertz and Werner but Mount is there to recover the ball and find the back of the net for Chelsea's sixth goal of the afternoon. A long 35 minutes ahead ...
Mason Mount (54’) | 0 – 6
Adams denied by Mendy
Saints come close to pulling one back as Walker-Peters finds Adams in the box but Mendy comes out to deny him from close range.
Werner adds a fifth
Kante makes a dazzling run before attempting to chip the ball over Forster who makes the initial save but it only goes as far as Werner who simply has to tap the ball in to score his second of the afternoon.
Timo Werner (49’) | 0 – 5
Can Ralph Hasenhüttl's men find something in the second half?
Southampton substitution: Ibrahima Diallo replaces Adam Armstrong
A second substitution of the afternoon.
HALF TIME: Saints 0-4 Chelsea
A disappointing first half at St Mary's as Chelsea make a statement after a difficult week of results. A huge performance needed in the second half if Saints are to get anything out of this game.
Forster limiting the damage
Despite conceding four goals already, the Southampton goalkeeper has made a number of important saves to limit the damage at St Mary's. The latest of which comes as Rüdiger heads down form the corner, forcing Forster low to make the block.
Forster denies Havertz
Another crucial save from Forster who denies Havertz a second.
Saints failing to find an opening
Another soft attempt on goal as Saints look to find a way back into this game but Walker-Peters ball into Livramento at the far post fails to meet its target and heads behind for a goal kick.
Southampton substitution: Yan Valery replaces Oriol Romeu
An early substitution for Hasenhüttl as Valery comes on in place of Romeu.
Havertz in on the action
Chelsea extend their lead at St Mary's, Werner hits the woodwork for the third time already this afternoon but it's a simple tap in for Havertz who is ready and waiting to make it four.
Kai Havertz (31’) | 0 – 4
Saints searching for an opening
Adam Armstrong seeks to find a way back into the game as he launches an attack against the Chelsea defence but Saints still can't find the breakthrough.
Drop in tempo
With Chelsea firmly in control of the game, a lull in the action has ensued. A huge performance from Ralph Hasenhüttl's men is needed to pull this one back.
Werner adds a third
After hitting the post twice in the opening ten minutes, Werner finally finds his way onto the scoresheet at St Mary's as the visitors now hold a three goal advantage. Ward-Prowse gets unlucky as his clearing header falls straight into the path of Werner who easily finds his way past Bednarek before releasing his shot into the back of the net.
Timo Werner (21’) | 0 – 3
Forster makes crucial block
It's all Chelsea at the moment as they very nearly make it three. Alonso finds Werner who is in close range of Forster but an outstretched arm from the Saints goalkeeper denies Chelsea their third goal.
Mount makes it two
Intent is clear from Thomas Tuchel's men who hold a two goal advantage after just 15 minutes at St Mary's. Walker-Peters looks to have made a vital clearance for Saints but the ball only goes as far as Mount, who drills a low bouncing shot into the bottom left hand corner to double Chelsea's lead.
Mason Mount (16’) | 0 – 2
Saints look to retaliate
An almost instant response from Saints who nearly benefit from another fine Ward-Prowse delivery which is close to finding its way in at the back post.
Alonso gives Chelsea the lead
Relentless from Chelsea who are clearly looking to prove a point after losing their last two games. Mount controls the ball excellently with his chest before flicking the ball over his shoulder to an awaiting Alonso, who makes no error in slipping the ball between Forster's legs and into the back of the net.
Marcos Alonso (8’) | 0 – 1
OFF THE BAR
Just six minutes into the action at St Mary's and Chelsea have been denied twice by the woodwork. A fine cross from Loftus-Cheek finds Werner who again misses out on getting on the scoresheet by the finest of margins.
Armstrong's shot deflected behind
An end-to-end start to events in SO14 as Adam Armstrong's shot is deflected behind for another Saints corner. Ward-Prowse's delivery eventually falls for Stuart Armstrong on the edge of the box who launches a powerful strike but it's adequately blocked by the Chelsea defence,.
Werner hits the post
Chelsea retaliate from the Saints charge instantly with Werner launching an electric attack, he releases a low shot goalwards but it bounces off the post. Lucky escape for the hosts.
A slip up from Rüdiger means Saints have an early corner at St Mary's, another solid delivery from Ward-Prowse who attempts to find Adams in the box. It evades the Scotland international and appears to knock an arm in the Chelsea defence but play continues as Chelsea hit the counter.
Early press from Saints
An early opportunity for Saints as Adams is brought down by Kante. A fine delivery from captain Ward-Prowse but it meets the head of a Chelsea player and bounces straight into the hands of Mendy. A positive start from the hosts.
Underway at St Mary's 😇
Let's go, Saints!
Chelsea line-up confirmed
Starting XI: Mendy, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante [c], Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, James, Chalobah, Sarr, Jorginho, Saul, Barkley, Pulisic, Ziyech.14.07
Saints line-up confirmed 😇
Starting XI: Forster, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Ward-Prowse [c], Romeu, Elyounoussi, S. Armstrong, Adams, A. Armstrong.
Subs: Caballero, Stephens, Valery, Diallo, Smallbone, Perraud, Redmond, Walcott, Tella.14.00
LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION | Chelsea 1-1 Saints
Southampton's Carabao Cup journey came to an end at the hands of Chelsea back in October, where they emerged victorious at Stamford Bridge on penalties. Can the Saints claim redemption at St Mary's?12.56
We have to get things ready for Saturday. We can't think about the Bernabeu. It is crucial that we go to Southampton. If we keep playing like this we will lose at Southampton and then we will get hammered at Bernabeu. I worry more about Southampton than Real Madrid for the rest of this week."thomas tuchelon southampton focus
MATCH PACK: Saints vs Chelsea
Get up to speed ahead of this afternoon's clash with our Match Pack.12.24
It’s a good thing to see that the big teams are struggling sometimes. The bad thing is that this doesn’t happen very often. So, as I know them and how they work, he [Tuchel] will be very critical with them and will try to find a reaction.”ralph hasenhüttlon facing chelsea
📍 HOME 📍
It's matchday at St Mary's as Southampton host Chelsea in the Premier League. Ralph Hasenhüttl's men will be looking to build on a positive point on the road last time out, while Thomas Tuchel's side aim to bounce back after disappointing defeats to Brentford and Real Madrid. Come on you Saints!11.16
SOU vs CHE Line Ups
Fraser Forster (GK)
Valentino LivramentoWilliam Smallbone (73′)
Oriol RomeuYan Valery (36′)
James Ward-Prowse (C)
Adam ArmstrongIbrahima Diallo (45′)
Édouard Mendy (GK)
Thiago SilvaReece James (63′)
N'Golo Kanté (C)
Mason MountHakim Ziyech (69′)
Kai HavertzChristian Pulisic (45′)
SOU vs CHE Match Stats
Shots on target114