LONDON: Chelsea have been held to a 3-3 draw by a spirited Southampton aspect who equalised in added time to earn a deserved level in a thriller on Saturday after Timo Werner had scored two early targets for the house aspect, his first within the Premier League.
Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard snatched some extent after an injury-time free kick, glancing residence Theo Walcott’s shot on the finish of an entertaining and open recreation of fluctuating fortunes.
“I used to be assured we would get one other likelihood on the second-half efficiency. I used to be blissful to get the possibility and information the ball in. On the second half efficiency, it was deserved,” Danish worldwide defender Vestergaard mentioned.
The draw left Chelsea in sixth place with eight factors from 5 video games, whereas Southampton are actually tenth with seven.
Werner, who joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig in June, had lit up Stamford Bridge with a pleasant dummied objective within the fifteenth minute and one other within the twenty eighth when he lobbed advancing keeper Alex McCarthy, then headed the ball into the empty objective.
“The primary half we performed very nicely,” Werner instructed BT Sport. “You must suppose with a transparent head. Southampton put plenty of stress on us and pressed us excessive. We gave them an excessive amount of by way of alternatives.”
The Germany striker ought to have had a 3rd within the fortieth however blazed over and three minutes later Southampton pulled one again when Danny Ings rounded keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga after Werner’s compatriot Kai Havertz misplaced the ball deep within the Chelsea half.
Saints saved up the stress within the second half and equalised within the 57th after some shambolic residence defending when Kurt Zouma misjudged a backpass and Kepa missed the ball, which Che Adams ultimately slammed into the roof of the online.
Chelsea struck again instantly with a nicely labored effort, the ever-busy Werner crossing for Havertz to attain his first Premier League objective with a easy tap-in, just for the guests to grab their last-gasp leveller by means of Vestergaard.
“We have been dominant, had plenty of possession and confirmed good recreation administration,” mentioned Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuettl.
“The targets we conceded have been too simple, we all know the standard and velocity of Werner and Havertz. However we by no means stopped believing, made the equaliser and I believe the purpose is deserved.”