Chelsea vs Southampton: Obafemi, Redmond score as Saints defeat Blues 2-0

Chelsea vs Southampton: Obafemi, Redmond score as Saints defeat Blues 2-0

- Chelsea vs Southampton ended 2-0 at Stamford Bridge as the Blues continue their poor form away from home

- Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond scored in either half as the Saints ran away with a clean sheet

- Frank Lampard's side remain in the top four spot with two points as Southampton move three points above relegation

Chelsea vs Southampton ended in a 2-0 win in favour of the Saints as they continue their impressive form away from home.

The away side got their goals in each half of the game through Nigerian-born Irish striker Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond.

Chelsea were on the backdrop of an impressive victory in the past weekend against Tottenham but could not replicate their form against the Saints.

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Southampton were able to cage the Blues in the midfield not giving space to pass the ball around in their usual style.

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And their hard work paid off when Pierre Hojbjerg released a pass to Obafemi who displaced Kurt Zouma and finished off the move with a left-foot shot to make it 1-0 in the 30th minute.

Tammy Abraham hit the side-netting in the early exchanges of the second half but Ralph Hasenhuttl's men were able to hold off Chelsea's attacking threat.

Then in the 73rd minute, Redmond scored the second from open play as he put the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.

Chelsea did not create any meaningful chance in their search a goal as Southampton stood tall in their defence set up.

The Saint ran away winners of the game and move three points out of safety as Frank Lampard's men remain in top four with just two points ahead of Tottenham and Sheffield United.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Mohamed Salah shared a rare photo of his wife and daughter celebrating Christmas on his social media handle.

The family photo shared on his Instagram handle showed his wife Maggi and five-year-old daughter Maka relaxing in front of Christmas tree.

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