17 minutes into the game, the Blues took the lead through Tammy Abraham. A simple ball over the top from Hudson-Odoi released the forward. Gunn rushes off his line to try to get there ahead of Abraham.
7 minutes later, Mason Mount finds the net to double the lead for the Blues. Chelsea capitalise on a defensive error from Bednarek as Mount smashes the ball home. The Southampton defender tries to send a deft header out from the back.
30th minute, the Saints got back into the contest when Danny Ings diverted Yan Valery’s low cross past Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Valery opened up the Chelsea defence down the right flank, weaving his way through four players. He fired a low ball across the face of goal where Ings gets ahead of Zouma to divert his strike past Kepa.
5 minutes to half time break, Kante strikes to restore Chelsea two-goal advantage. The Blues regain their two-goal cushion as Kante’s blast was deflected past Gunn by Bednarek.
Alonso had the freedom off the left flank and he raids forward. He cuts his pass back to Kante on the edge of the box. The French man lines up a strike on his right foot that hits Bednarek and wrong foots Gunn to find the right side of the net.
89th minute, Batshuayi pops in to seal the victory for the Blues, a clinical finish with his left foot. He combined with Pulisic in the final third as the American released his run with a fine pass with the outside of his boot. Batshuayi holds his composure to drill his strike through the legs of Gunn into the net.
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