Chelsea 1 Southampton 1: Player ratings

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster thwarts Chelsea's late attempts to find a winner

By Sid Selant


Thibaut Courtois Quite afternoon for the Chelsea goalkeeper. Not at fault for the goal. 6/10

Branislav Ivanović Supplied Costa with a great ball in the 11th minute for the opener. Not as influential as other weeks. 6

Gary Cahill Alongside Terry at the heart of the defence, but he couldn’t get to grips with Mane and Long’s pace. 6

John Terry Couple of great opportunities at the death to seal the game, otherwise, he suffered a hangover from Wednesday’s defeat. 6

César Azpilicueta Tough time trying to cope with the attack of the Saints. 6

Cesc Fàbregas The Spain international is becoming less productive as the season progresses. Disappointing performance. 6

Nemanja Matić Bringing down Mané to give Southampton a penalty, which lead to a nervy afternoon. He was replaced in the 53rd minute. 6

Willian Combined well with Hazard in the first half, creating Southampton problems but filtered away in the second half. 6

Oscar Little to show for his hard work and he had the best chances for the Blues. 6

Eden Hazard The Belgian was not as instrumental as previous weeks and he left frustrated. 6

Diego Costa Apart from converting Ivanović’s ball from close range, he missed chances that should’ve been buried by a player of his calibre. 6


Ramires Replaced cautioned Matic as a fail-safe. 5

Loic Remy Great opportunity late on to win the game. 5


Fraser Forster ((Man of the Match) Comfortable first half. Great double save in the second half to first deny Oscar and then Hazard from point-blank range. Busier in the second, making a couple of decent saves. 9

Nathaniel Clyne Southampton right-back had another great game at the back. Always available to join in forward attacks. 6

José Fonte Rarely troubled at the back and kept Costa quiet. Chelsea’s power units were unable to break down the Southampton back line. 6

Toby Alderweireld On loan Ajax defender marshalled his defence well and alongside Fonte kept Costa at bay. 6

Ryan Bertrand Former Chelsea player was occasionally involved in the attacks. He was not given a real test by Hazard or Willian. 6

Victor Wanyama The Kenyan defensive midfielder shielded his defence well. Broke up play, as required, and kept Fabregas and Oscar from dictating play. 6

Morgan Schneiderlin Held the Southampton midfield together well allowing the Chelsea attack little space. 6

Sadio Mane Constant threat and created problems for the Chelsea defence with his runs and sheer power. 7

Steven Davis A tireless presence in the middle of the park. Replaced in the closing stages. 6

Dusan Tadic The Southampton forward converted from the spot to bring the Saints back on level terms. 6

Shane Long Preferred to Pelle and played well for most of the game with Mane but had no real impact. 6


Filip Duricic N/A

James Ward-Prowse N/A

Graziano Pelle N/A

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