Graham Potter, boss of Chelsea club has to come up with new strategies to lead his team to victories, especially since the last match of his club against Southampton resulted in their defeat. James Ward-Prowse, captain of Southampton was able to score a goal for his side, the only one that the Chelsea team was not able to prevent. It was a free kick that he delivered expertly before it was halftime. The Blues are now to figure out how to get their performance back on track, especially since they obtained a frustrating result in the last home match as well.
Chelsea was stunned by Southampton’s performance which also aided the latter to move off the bottom rungs of the leaderboard of the Premier League this season. It was also because Ceasar Azpilicueta, captain of the Blues team, was suffering from an injury at the time when this match was held. For the Saints also it was a much-needed win since they had not won a league game that they played away from home grounds. The last match they won was in October 2022 when they beat Bournemouth. In this game too, Chelsea was a strong opponent as they prevented the Saints from opening up easily. They also fended off attacks from the Saints successfully on several occasions.