Mourinho angry with teams’ poor performance

Last updated: September 28, 2015 by Leon Marshal

Game details

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Kick-off: Saturday, 5:30pm
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Coverage: Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live
Home form: DWWWL
Away form: WWLDW
Last season: 1-1
Referee: R. Madley
Competition: The Premier League

Everyone was thinking that after the three consecutive victories in all tournaments for Chelsea, The Blues would start playing at the same level as they did at the end of last season. Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, was very angry with his players after the 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park. “The Special one” said that he had wanted to sub 6 of his players in the first half and the players’ ratings have to be -1 from 10. A few days passed and Chelsea lost again; this time The Blues lost to Porto 1-2 in The Champions League.

Eight points away from the first place doesn’t look so scary to Mourinho but if the performance of the Champions doesn’t improve, they can only dream about another title.

Contrary to Mourinho’s mood, Ronald Koeman has reason to be happy with his team’s performance. The Saints have lost just one of their last 5 games and recorded 2 victories and 2 draws. Now Southampton are lying 10th in the standings, one point in front of last season’s Champions Chelsea.

Team News

“The Special one” still can’t use his striker Diego Costa who was suspended after the match against Arsenal. He will be available for the game against Aston Villa.

Thibaut Courtois is suffering from a knee injury. The Belgian international goalkeeper is expected to return to the pitch in December.

Steven Caulker is again ill and can’t take part in the match. The defender has played in just one Southampton game so far.

Clasie, Gardos and Forster are still recovering from their injuries and they surely will be sidelined for the upcoming fixture.

Quotes of the week

jose mourinho Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) : “Untouchables in football, only consistency can give you that status.”

ronald koeman is not pleased Ronald Koeman (Southampton) : “Saints and Swansea as examples in how to run ‘football business’.”

Expected line-ups:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Pedro, Hazard, Willian, Remy.
Subs Blackman, Falcao, Ruben, Kenedy, Baba, Zouma, Oscar.
Injured: Courtois
Not available: Diego Costa
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Fonte, Targett, Soares, Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Wanyama, Tadic, Mane, Pelle.
Subs Rodriguez, Martina, Juanmi, Davis, Long, Ramirez, Bertrand.
Injured: Caulker, Clasie, Gardos, Forster
Not available:

Key Battle

willian Willian this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
4 (2) 330 1 1,5 0 0 0 0
Mane this season
Games Minutes Goals Shots per game Assists MotM Yellows Reds
6 (1) 485 1 2,7 3 1 0 0

So far this season

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Chelsea this season Southampton this season
14 League Position 10
2 (0) (at home) Wins (away) 1 (1)
2-0 vs Arsenal Biggest win 3-0 vs Norwich
0 (3) (at home) Draws (away) 1 (1)
2 (0) (at home) Losses (away) 1 (2)
0-3 to Manchester City Biggest Defeat 0-3 to Everton
Willian (1) Top scorer Pelle (4)
Hazard (2) Assist Leader Mane (3)
Y12, R2 Discipline Y15, R0
1 Failures to score 3
1 Clean Sheets 3
5 Both Teams to Score Games 3
6 Over 2.5 Games 5
1 Under 2.5 Games 2
  • Chelsea have recorded just one home victory so far. The Blues beat Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on 19th September 2015. This is the only match where Chelsea kept a clean sheet.
  • Southampton’s three away matches this season finished with draws. The Saints drew 0-0 twice (against Watford and West Bromwich) and 2-2 against Newcastle on the opening day.
  • Southampton’s last away victory against Chelsea was 13 years ago when on 1 January 2002 The Saints beat Chelsea 4-2. Since then Chelsea have won 3 games and there has been 3 draws.
  • Chelsea have recorded 29 victories from 65 games in total. 15 of them were at Stamford Bridge. Southampton have won on 18 occasions.

Head to Head

Last 5 meetings between the two sides
Date Competition Game Result First Goalscorer
15/03/15 The Premier League Chelsea 1-1 Southampton Diego Costa 12′
28/12/14 The Premier League Southampton 1-1 Chelsea Mane 17′
01/01/14 The Premier League Southampton 0-3 Chelsea Torres 60′
01/12/13 The Premier League Chelsea 3-1 Southampton Rodriguez 1′
30/03/13 The Premier League Southampton 2-1 Chelsea Rodriguez 23′