Carragher, Neville and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea draw with Saints

Jamie Carragher and Phil Neville tweet their thoughts as Chelsea draw 1-1 with Southampton

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Chelsea were unable to fully capitalise on Manchester City’s shock defeat at Turf Moor after Southampton held the Premier League leaders to a 1-1 draw.

Spain international Diego Costa scored his first goal in eight games to break the deadlock at Stamford Bridge before Dusan Tadic levelled from the penalty spot to seal a point for the visitors.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to an open encounter in west London on Sunday.

QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) reckons the Blues are unlucky to concede a first-half spot-kick: “Not a pen for me that. Good tackle by Matic.”

Former Chelsea forward Vladimir Weiss (@VladiW7) sympathises with Jose Muurinho’s side: “Never a pen #chesou”

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) agrees with Mourinho’s decision to withdraw Nemanja Matic after a difficult game: “Good decision by Jose taking Matic off lucky to still be on the pitch. Southampton team never put enough pressure on Mike Dean!!”

Republic of Ireland international Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) isn’t impressed with the referee’s all-round performance: “C Nicolas saying Mike Dean did Matic a favour by not sending him off! He’s not there to do favours he there to Ref a game fairly!!#Poorform!”

Manchester United legend Philip Neville (@fizzer18) heaps praise on Chelsea’s dimunitive Belgian: “Hazard is brilliant!”

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) could be forgiven for thinking he is watching the FA Cup: “This is really end to end stuff. #CFCSOU #mmlove #CFC”

Retired Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) names Eden Hazard as the Premier League’s best player: “Hazard easily the best player in the PL this season. Attack vs defence. Saints hanging on. For now ….”

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster (@BenFoster) heaps praise on another England shot stopper: “Big @FraserForster on absolute”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) is impressed with the Southampton goalkeeper: “Forster been very good”

Saints legend Claus Lundekvam (@SaintSkipper5) is willing to concede the visitors were a tad fortunate in the closing stages of the game: “Great game at SB, OK abit Lucky second half but great point. Super Saints”

Finally, Southampton great Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) hails England international Forster: “Excellent MOM performance from @FraserForster”

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