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Southampton vs. Chelsea score: Blues battered by cohesive Saints side for second straight away defeat

Chelsea suffered their second defeat of the youth Premier League season after losing 2-1 to Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Tuesday.

Raheem Sterling put Chelsea ahead in the 23rd minute with his third goal in two games but Southampton leveled within five minutes with a brilliant strike from 18-year-old Romeo Lavia. As the home team took the lead in first-half stoppage time, they would not give up courtesy of a distracted effort from Adam Armstrong.

The result meant Chelsea fell eighth in the Premier League table and below Southampton after suffering their second loss in five games to start the season. Both the teams have seven points to their name.

Southampton moved above Chelsea and into the top half of the Premier League table with their win on Tuesday. Getty Images

“We started well in almost all games but obviously we are struggling with our focus and consistency in the matches,” said Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. “If things don’t go in our direction, we struggle to find answers and find a way back.”

Nevertheless, Chelsea made a great start to the game and could have taken the lead even earlier. Sterling failed to make the most of the two openings in the Southampton box, first sent a similar shot on goal and then denied by a saving tackle after opting to go it alone instead to make the most of his side’s numerical advantage at the break. Gone.

In the third time of the asking, however, Summer’s signing from Manchester City made no mistake. After Southampton was taken down the left by a smart Chelsea, Mason Mount slid the ball across the box and, despite a momentary intervention from Romain Perrad, Sterling was able to turn and find the back of the net.

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Raheem Sterling scored in the 23rd minute, but Romeo Lavia responded five minutes later. Adam Armstrong struck the winner in first-half stoppage time before the Saints’ almighty defensive effort in the second half.

A week and a half after a 3–0 loss by Leeds, Chelsea were unable to create a re-scoring opportunity, despite holding 67 percent of the game. With twice as many possessions, Chelsea managed one less shot (8) than Southampton (9).

Southampton moved past Chelsea in the Premier League table after suffering a 2-1 home win, which exposed more issues for Thomas Tuchel.

With the transfer window open until Thursday evening, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea go back to the market, but in the absence of Reece James, N’Golo Kante and a recognized No 9 – Anthony Gordon on Leeds’ night target. But was – they were overtaken and out by a hardworking Southampton side.

Chelsea took advantage of their quick start when Raheem Sterling scored his third goal in four days, adding on Saturday’s double against Leicester to break the deadlock during the first half at St Mary’s.

The lead, however, lasted a full five minutes, although Southampton bounced back against the running of the game when a corner hit Romeo Lavia on the edge of the field.

The summer signing from Manchester City required one touch to establish itself, and the other was a powerful effort from 18 yards, in which Edouard Mendy could only get a palm. In doing so, Lavia became the first player to score in the Premier League in 2004.

The match was then turned on its head just before half-time, with Southampton overtaking Chelsea’s midfield and when Armstrong met Romain Perrad’s low cross with a strike that left Mendy behind.

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