Jose Mourinho, known for his tactical thinking has just not been able to field a team to get a result this season. They lost to Porto in the mid week and were embarrassed by the Saints at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday. They lacked any kind of bite in the final third and this is a result no less than what they deserved.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for this match
Begovic (2.5): Had no chance against any of the goals but made some saves that saved the blushes for his side.
Azpilicueta (3): Arguably the best player in blue on the day as he stuck to his task and never let his flank exposed.
Terry (1.5): Was at fault for Mane’s first goal and could never come to grips with the Italian. Not a great day for the defender.
Cahill (2): Started strongly and stood tall on many occasions but slowly lost the plot as the game moved on.
Ivanovic (1.5): His performance recently hardly buy him a place in the starting XI. Once again was disappointing at both ends of the field.
Ramires (2): Played only a half of the game and made no contribution what so ever going forward.
Fabregas (1.5): One of his worst days as he hardly found the right pass playing in a deep role.
Hazard (2): Very poor from his standards as he was often caught in possession that led to Southampton counter effectively.
Oscar (2.5): Troubled the Saints in the beginning and linked well with Falcao but did not do enough to help his team get a win.
Willian (2.5): Scored a curler of a free-kick in the first half but was in-effective on the wings for most of the game.
Falcao (1.5): A woeful display as he rarely got on the ball in Chelsea’s attacks. Was booked for an embarrassing dive to cap off a dismal game.
Stekelenburg (3): Was beaten by a beauty from Willian but apart from that was rarely troubled.
Soares (3.5): Did exceptionally well against the likes of Hazard and provided width down his flank every time he could. An impressive display.
Fonte (3): Won almost everything in the air that Chelsea threw at him. Showed great presence inside his own box when under trouble.
Van Dijk (3): Defended really well for most of the game. Should have had a penalty when he was bought downby Ivanovic.
Bertrand (3): Started shakily at the back but was dominant down his flank as the game went on. Picked a silly yellow for kicking out Willian.
Wanyama (3.5): Provided great cover to his back four sitting deep and almost got himself a goal with a dipping header.
Romeu (2.5): Was too enthusiastic in the middle and made some rash tackles. Lucky not to be sent off before being subbed off.
Tadic (3): Started poorly but grew in confidence in the second half as he never gave Ivanovic a moment of peace down his flank.
Davis (3): Scored the much needed equalizer for the away team and made an impact almost every time he pushed forward in the second half.
Mane (4): A brilliant display for Southampton as he scored one and set one up to sink Chelsea deeper into a hole. Was composed on the ball and created chances at will in the second half. A definite man of the match performance.
Pelle (4): Bagged two assists and a goal at the Stamford bridge as he troubled the Chelsea defense time and time again.
J Rodriguez (2.5)
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