Chelsea 0 Southampton 1 LIVE RESULT: Fears for Azpilicueta as Chelsea ace stretchered off during shock defeat | The Sun

CHELSEA'S torrid winless run continues as they were stunned by relegation-battling Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick was enough to seal the deal in West London.

But the game was clouded by Cesar Azpilicueta's horrific injury which saw the Spaniard stretchered off in the second half.

  • RESULT: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton
  • TV channel: This game is NOT televised in the UK
  • Chelsea XI: Kepa; Chilwell, Badiashile, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta; Kovacic, Enzo; Madueke, Felix, Mount; Fofana.
  • Southampton XI: Bazunu; Armstrong, Maitland-Niles, Bednarek, Bella-Kotchap, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Elyounoussi; Sulemana, Onuachu


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  • Simon Rice

    Chelsea fans unimpressed

    Stamford Bridge was not only met with huge boos at full time but further boos when certain players went straight down the tunnel without acknowleding their support.

    Surprisingly, it was Wesley Fofana who dragged several team-mates over to the Matthew Harding Stand to applaud, which was greatly appreciated by the fans there.

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    FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    There you have it! Bottom of the Prem Southampton beat Chelsea at home – what will that do for Graham Potter's tenure?

    Loud boos – as loud a noise as has been heard at Stamford Bridge today – ring out around the ground.

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    90+12. Chelsea 0-1 Southapton

    Looked like there would be one late bit of drama! A corner comes in from the Blues and is headed to the edge of the box.

    It takes an age to come down but drops perfectly for a Mudryk volley… is this the moment he announces himself?

    No. The connection is good but the Ukrainian can only fire wide as the whole of Stamford Bridge held its breath.

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    90+11. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Into the dying moments now, can Chelsea fashion one last chance?

    If they can, will anyone be able to finish it?

    Corner ball…

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    90+9. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Chelsea lump a high ball forward and manage to earn themselves a free-kick in a dangerous position.

    But, yet again, the quality is so poor and Bazunu simply plucks out of the air.

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    90+5. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Still more than seven minutes to play here and Chelsea have two good chances – before almost handing Southampton a second.

    Joao Felix fires in a free-kick which is punched away by Bazunu. The ball then finds its way to Gallagher who slaloms into the box and fires a cross/shot at Bazunu, who again clears.

    Felix is then robbed on the edge of the box and the Saints briefly look as if they may score as they are 3-on-1 – but Kovacic does enough to stop the counter.

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    90. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    As we type that the fourth offical puts his board up – 12 minutes still to play at the Bridge.

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    89. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    The Chelsea pressure is relentless but as a side they just look totally out of ideas anytime they get to the danger zone.

    Players making the wrong runs, picking the wrong pass or simply getting in each others' way.

    Southampton are holding on so far, but can it last?

    There will be plenty of time after that worrying Azpilicueta injury.

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    86. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Extrememly weak shout for a penalty from Chelsea there, as Havertz jinks past a couple of players and strides into the box.

    However, he is unable to find space for a shot and is crowded out, before going down – the Chelsea fans call for a penaty but it's a weak one.

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    84. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Azpilicueta has now been carried off the field on a stretcher and a big roar goes up as he appears to give a wave or a thumbs up to the crowd in the corner.

    Trevoh Chalobah replaces him and Conor Gallagher is also on for Ben Chilwell.

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    82. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Extremely lengthy stoppage now as Cesar Azpilicueta continues to get treatment on the pitch from medics.

    The Spaniard has now been put onto a stretcher and his neck appears to be in a brace.

    Chelsea and Southampton fans stand to applaud the skipper as chants of 'he's won it all' ring around the stadium,

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    78. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Azpilicueta is still down and getting treatment from the medical staffs of both clubs, an oxygen mask was reached for by one of the staff, although from my vantage point it is unclear if it is being used.

    The overhead attempt came from Sekou Mara and was totally unintentional.

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    75. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Kepa does extremely well to block a Theo Walcott cross out for a corner, who whips in a wicked cross from the right.

    From the ensuing corner, a Southampton player attempts an overhead kick and smacks Azpilicueta firm in the face.

    Medics and a stretcher are on the field, he is still being treated.

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    71. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    This is absolutely incredible now. Chelsea may never score another goal.

    Havertz is off to the races down the left and lifts a perfect ball to Sterling at the back post to head.

    He beats Bazunu but the ball is then cleared off the line – but rebounds straight to Sterling who can only slam his second effort into another defender and over for a corner.

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    68. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Huge chance for the Blues as Havertz is set free inside the box on the right after a brilliant jinking run from Sterling.

    There are calls for the German to shoot but he elects to cut-back to Sterling who sees his effort brilliantly blocked by Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

    The miss brings yet more groans from the Chelsea fans, who are wondering if this team will ever score again.

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    64. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Havertz and Mudryk come on for Mount and Madueke, who huffed and puffed in forward areas but showed little quality.

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    63. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    More subs on the way for Chelsea with Mykhailo Mudryk and Kai Havertz stripped off and waiting to go.

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    58. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    The Saints are reacting to the furious Chelsea start and are making a triple sub of their own.

    Walcott, Mara and Adam Armstrong are on, with Onuachu – well played big fella – Kamaldeen and Stuart Armstrong off.

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    55. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    The Blues pressure continues to mount and you wonder how long a Southampton side bottom of the league can hold on.

    Chelsea have had four or five corners already since the break but the quality has been absolutely woeful.

    As the ball comes back in, Azpilicueta chests it down and has a snap shot but he drags it wide.

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    52. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Stamford Bridge comes alive as Badiashile knicks the ball high and drives forward, laying off to Sterling, whose shot is deflected wide for a corner.

    The noise has increased ten-fold and although the corner from Felix is a disappointing one, the introduction of Sterling has really sparked the home side and the crowd.

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    49. Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    Chelsea's best chance of the game and it comes from Sterling outworking Maitland-Niles and delivering a beautiful cross from the left.

    Acting striker Mason Mount is totally alone and looks like he's only got to get contact to head home – but he somehow manages to completely miss the ball.

    It's been said before and it'll be said again, Chelsea could really do with a striker.

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    Kick off: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton

    The second half is back underway.

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