- Mane, Pelle, Davis all score
- Willian‘s free kick goal is a beauty
- Chelsea now in 16th with 8 points
- Saints up to 9th with 12 points
Chelsea conceded the most home goals in Jose Mourinho’s career, adding to his self-described “worst” spell as a club manager in a 3-1 loss to visiting Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were booed at the final whistle after falling to their worst record at this stage in a season since 1978.
Mane was especially brilliant, bringing an electricity into the attacking end that Chelsea’s Eden Hazard was sorely lacking.
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Willian put Chelsea in front with just under 10 minutes ticked off, bending a gorgeous curling free kick into the left corner.
It gave him four goals in four games, all from free kicks.
Southampton should’ve had a penalty in the 33rd minute when Ramires stepped on Sadio Mane’s foot in the 18.
And then Saints found a deserved equalizer. Jose Fonte sent a beautiful cross for Pelle, who chested the ball perfectly for Davis to hammer home.
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3 – Today is the first time Jose Mourinho has seen an away team score more than twice at Stamford Bridge in the PL. History.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 3, 2015
The second half saw Saints on the front foot, as Mane again crafted a chance that was well-denied by Begovic. Chelsea was a bit rattled for a spell, but escaped unscathed.
Radamel Falcao was cut down by Stekelenberg on a move just outside the six, but had his appeals for a PK denied in a very surprising call. Perhaps a make-up for the earlier Mane non-call.
Mane then found the go-ahead goal, as he took advantage of a horrendous charge from John Terry. Mane turned free with the ball inside the 18 and belted it past Begovic.
Then, Pelle. The Italian forward took advantage of a poor pass by Eden Hazard, plugging the ball past Begovic to make it 3-1 on a break.
Dusan Tadic could’ve well made it 4-1 moments later, but he chose not to pass to an open Davis. Instead, he had his shot blocked out for a corner.