Southampton starting XI: Forster, Yoshida, Schneiderlin, Fonte, SDavis, Mane, Tadic, Wanyama, Alderweireld, Pelle, Targett.
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis, Matic, Mikel, Schurrle, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.
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Cesc Fabregas showed some dazzling skill and almost set up the opening goal.
— ChelseaThingsFC (@ChelseaThingsFC) December 28, 2014
GOAL! Southampton 1-0 Chelsea. Sadio Mane scored his second goal in as many games to give the hosts a shock lead against the league leaders.
The omens are good for Ronald Koeman’s men.
Saints have won all 9 matches when scoring first.
— Chelsea Stats (@ChelseaStats) December 28, 2014
GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Chelsea. Eden Hazard equalises with a fantastic solo goal, right on the cusp of half-time.
EDEN HAZARD! https://t.co/1wf4WOWZ54
— TweetChelseaFC (@TweetChelseaFC) December 28, 2014
HALF-TIME: Southampton 1-1 Chelsea.
HALF-TIME SUBSTITUTION: Willian replaces Andre Schurrle for Chelsea.
Chelsea have a genuine case for a penalty turned down, as Targett fouls Fabregas in the box. The Spaniard is booked for diving.
Chelsea have now picked up 4 yellow cards for diving in the Premier League this season, more than any other side. pic.twitter.com/tVw2p2xaOP
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 28, 2014
Chelsea dominating proceedings, but haven’t managed to find the breakthrough. 15 minutes to go.
RED CARD! Morgan Schneiderlin is sent off for the hosts with 3 minutes to go.
FULL-TIME: Southampton 1-1 Chelsea. The Blues can’t make their pressure pay as the Saints hold on for a precious point. Chelsea will be top going into the new year, but City can cut the deficit to a point with a win today.