7pm Chelsea news LIVE: Havertz ‘unconvincing’, Werner in the goals, Southampton draw, Jorginho deal, Donnarumma linked – The Sun

CHELSEA drew 3-3 with Southampton at Stamford Bridge as defensive issues emerged again.

Meanwhile we have the very latest on Jorginho's future, while it is claimed that the Blues wanted to sign AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma before opting for Edouard Mendy.

Get all the latest updates from Stamford Bridge here…

  • Joshua Mbu

    MISSING MENDY

    Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has confirmed that Edouard Mendy will miss Tuesday's Champions League opener against Sevilla.

    Mendy suffered a thigh injury whilst away on international duty with Senegal.

    Kepa started for Chelsea at the weekend and his error gifted Southampton the equaliser to level the game at 2-2.

    Speaking after the disappointing result against Southampton, Frank Lampard said: “I was talking about Kepa before and he makes a couple of really good saves in the match.

    “But of course peoples’ eyes will be drawn to the second goal and I understand that because it wasn’t just Kepa who was involved in that goal.

    “That is the unfortunate world of a goalkeeper.

    “Mendy is at the minute injured and probably will be fit in the next week or two weeks and then that will be the decision for me to make about who plays.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    LEADING AT THE BACK

    Fikayo Tomori has praised Chelsea new boy Thiago Silva for displaying strong leadership.

    Silva, 36, joined the Blues in the summer window for free after his contract at French champions Paris Saint-Germain expired.

    Tomori believes he can learn a lot from the experienced centre-back.

    Speaking to Chelsea's Mike'D Up podcast, Tomori said: “Even though he doesn’t speak a lot of English, you can tell the way he drives himself and those around him on the training pitch and on matchdays.

    “You can see why he’s featured at the levels he has.

    “I can watch what he does and see how professional he is. You always see him in the gym looking after his body and making sure he’s right for the games.

    “What he done in the past will transfer to what he does here, and it will help all of us.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    NERVOUS WRECK

    Ex pro Alan Shearer believes that Chelsea's defensive problems could leave boss Frank Lampard a “nervous wreck”.

    Chelsea threw away three points in yesterday's disappointing 3-3 draw at home to Southampton which saw Vestergaard score a late equaliser.

    Speaking on Match Of The Day, Shearer said: “Too many individual errors, once Southampton got the belief and started to press them a little bit higher.

    “In the second half they (Southampton) get 10 yards further up the pitch, there's another error from Zouma, another one from the goalkeeper.

    “Frank must have been a nervous wreck anytime the ball went anywhere near their defence because Southampton caused them all sorts of problems.

    “They bring [Hakim] Ziyech on, another error with 15-20 minutes to go. Keep hold of the ball, can't give it away that easy.

    “But to be fair to Southampton they still go, still, try to press, they get a free-kick and no surprise another set-piece, ball in, they don't clear it well enough, it falls to [Theo] Walcott and he gets it to [Jannik] Vestergaard.

    “Southampton deserved their point because they had a lot more belief, especially in that second half.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    KAI HIGH

    Kai Havertz scored his first Premier League goal yesterday in the 3-3 draw at home to Southampton.

    Take a look.

  • Jake Lambourne

    QUITE FRANK

    Frank Leboeuf has been far from impressed with Kai Havertz’s start to life at Chelsea admitting he is unconvinced by the £72m man.

    Speaking on ESPN FC after the game, Leboeuf said: “I’m not convinced about Havertz, I’m not that optimistic, I’m very pleased with Werner, he’s a real satisfaction.

    “Thiago Silva should have been back because it’s crucial for Chelsea to have a real leader at the back and that’s the main problem.

    “They all have to work hard physically to make sure they can play together and be stronger together.”

    He continued: “I'm not convinced at all about Chelsea right now, It’s like they don’t know each other, they’re not fit enough, I’m very worried.

    “I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt because I don’t know what they’re worth, but, really, if they keep on performing like that, for sure they’re not going to finish in the top four.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    BLUE IS THE COLOUR

    Take a look at how Chelsea dropped two points at home against Southampton.

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  • Jake Lambourne

    HAV SOME OF THAT

    Kai Havertz has spoke of his frustration that Chelsea failed to beat Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

    He said: “We’re very frustrated about the result. We had 42 good minutes in the first half but then I made a mistake and we conceded a goal, which changed the game a little bit.

    “We got it to 3-2 and then we have to take the result and get the win at home but we didn’t do it. Now we have to stick together and hopefully we can do better next time.”

    It was the second time this season that Chelsea have conceded three goals this season, with Havertz stating they must do better.

    He added: “‘We have to take responsibility for that. We have 11 players on the pitch and everybody has to work hard so we don’t concede goals like this.

    “It’s not always one person who makes the mistake so we have to look at our mistakes and try to solve the problems.

    “We only have one or two days, only one training session with all the players together so of course it’s different but every team has to deal with it, not only us. We didn’t have a lot of preparation so now we have to work hard and stay together to do better next time.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    FEELING BLUE

    Hakim Ziyech has expressed his disappointment at making his debut in Chelsea's 3-3 draw against Southampton.

    The 27-year-old came on in the 72nd minute when the Blues were winning 3-2.

    But the Saints nicked a draw at the death after Jannik Vestergaard scored in injury time.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BLUE IT

    It is all about the kids at Chelsea these days.

    Tammy Abraham is leading the line, Mason Mount is the creative force and boss Frank Lampard is purring over recent England call-up Reece James.

    But this is a club who have been known for nabbing and nurturing some of English football's finest, only for them to fail to make the grade.

    SunSport takes a look back at seven of the most memorable boy wonders who shone bright early on before burning out.

    Read more HERE.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    LAMPS DEFENDS KEPA

    Frank Lampard defended Kepa Arrizabalaga after admitting Kurt Zouma’s pass back to the under-fire keeper was ‘short’.

    Chelsea were leading 2-1 at Stamford Bridge when a defensive error allowed Southampton in to equalise.

    He said: “I haven’t seen it back again, I just saw it in real time.

    “The back pass is short and then Kepa attempts to stop it.

    “And then obviously it’s all around the goalpost.

    “I didn’t see enough of it, but for sure it was a disappointing goal from our aspect.”

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    LOAN WATCH

    Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts for Fulham at Sheffield United in today's early Premier League kick-off.

  • <a href='http://www.thesun.co.uk/sport' rel='external nofollow ugc' class='url'>Alex Terrell</a>

    POSITIONAL SENSE

    It was a very distinct 4-2-3-1 from Frank Lampard's side yesterday.

    And what a bonkers game it was, with the Saints fighting back to draw 3-3.

  • John Hutchinson

    GOOD MORNING CHELSEA FANS

    It was frustration for Frank Lampard as Chelsea twice squandered a lead against Southampton.

    After the 3-3 draw, Lampard said:” You concede late in the game, a game when you were 2-0 up at one point.

    “Yeah, disappointed. And disappointed at the fact that we’ve dropped two points. The goal at the end of the first half obviously changes the tone.

    “They go in when the game was completely taken away from them to a degree. We needed another goal to make sure of that, we didn’t get it. And then they get one back and obviously that gives them a lift.

    “Message to the players was that we could carry on playing as you were before that because we were playing some great stuff.

    “Didn’t look under pressure too much, creating lots of chances. But it became more difficult in the second half and they put us under more pressure off the ball than they did in the first.

    “I don’t think we dealt with that as well as we should have done and then of course we make a mistake that gives them the goal and gives them real feeling they can get back in the game.”

  • Kiro Evans

    COMING UP

    Following the disappointment today, the Blues have a busy schedule to contend with and face tough opposition on the way.

    Their Champions League campaign gets going on Tuesday night as they host Sevilla at home. The Europa League champions will fancy their chances against this Chelsea defence, while Lampard will be keen not to start the group stages with a home loss like last year against Valencia.

    After that it's a trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, the scene of Lampard's first game in charge. He will be looking to avenge that 4-0 defeat.

    A trip to Russia comes next as Chelsea face Krasnodar, before visiting Burnley who were undone by a magical performance by Christian Pulisic last year at Turf Moor.

    Rennes, flying high in Ligue 1, come to Stamford Bridge for Matchday 3 of the Champions League before the Blues host Sheffield United.

  • Kiro Evans

    MESSAGE FROM THE CAPTAIN

    Cesar Azpilicueta has told Chelsea fans to keep their heads up and look forward to the Champions League after they gave away a two goal lead to draw against Southampton this afternoon.

    Chelsea will have to do far better defensively if they want to avoid being humiliated against Europa League champions Sevilla.

  • Kiro Evans

    WERNER'S VERDICT

    Timo Werner nabbed his first Premier League goals today as he excelled against Southampton in this afternoon's 3-3 draw.

    Unfortunately for him, his two brilliant goals meant little due to the consistent mishaps at the back.

    But Blues fans will be excited as their new man finally announced himself in the Premier League.

  • Kiro Evans

    DON'T BLAME KEPA

    Frank Lampard has defended under fire keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after some fans and pundits pointed fingers at him for one of Southampton's goals.

    Chelsea's surrendered a two goal lead to draw 3-3 with the Saints but Lamps did not believe his error-prone goalie – in for injured new signing Edouard Mendy – shouldn't take all the blame for the second Southampton goal.

  • Kiro Evans

    LATE BLOW

    Southampton dug out a late equaliser to make it 3-3 and it will come as a crushing blow to Frank Lampard, whose defence continues to be far from convincing.

    It's Chelsea's second 3-3 draw of the season after their comeback against West Brom last month.

    Follow all the reaction and analysis here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12944665/chelsea-southampton-live-result-reaction/

  • Jake Lambourne

    DAN THE MAN

    Danny Ings has pulled one back for Chelsea before the break!

    Chelsea should be out of sight, bu the Saints now have hope.

  • Jake Lambourne

    TIM TO SHINE

    Timo Werner has another!

    What a goal!

  • Jake Lambourne

    TIMO TIME

    Timo Werner has his first Premier League goal!

  • Jake Lambourne

    KICK-OFF

    Chelsea vs Southampton is underway at Stamford Bridge!

    Head over to the SunSport LIVE blog to keep up to date with all the action.

    Click HERE to follow.

  • Jake Lambourne

    BLUE MOON

    Here is how Chelsea line up against Southampton.

  • Jake Lambourne

    DIM VIEW

    Former Man Utd striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Chelsea will edge out a 2-1 victory against Southampton.

    The Betfair ambassador said: “I still haven’t seen (Kai) Havertz play a really brilliant game, I want to see him with more confidence for Chelsea.

    “They aren’t consistent as a team right now. Werner needs to do more too.

    “They should beat Southampton, but they need to start putting results together and being consistent.”

  • Jake Lambourne

    SPEAKING FRANKLY

    Frank Lampard has revealed Chelsea needed to spend this summer after being unable to replace Eden Hazard last year.

    He said: “For me we lost probably the best player in the League. We couldn’t do any business so the work we did was on the pitch last year.

    “Teams that are striving to be in and around top six and upwards were spending last year, they were spending again this summer.

    “They’ve had the opportunity with the players they bought last year to get them embedded into their teams and we’re dealing with teams above us, which is where we want to get to, where we are aspiring to get to, that have been building their squads for a long time.

    “We want to build our squad. We missed two windows and now we come back in and we’ve brought players in with a view to improve us.”

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