Second half: Chelsea 2-1 Southampton
46 min: Chelsea get the second half started, after the players of Southampton join them on the pitch following their long trek from the Stamford Bridge medical centre, which they are using as a dressing-room. Ralph Hasenhuttl looks displeased and seems to be telling the ref that they couldn’t hear the bell or buzzer telling them it was time to return to the pitch. It’s not rocket science, Ralph – half-time intervals in football matches generally last 15 minutes.
Half-time: Chelsea 2-1 Southampton
Timo Werner put Chelsea two up with his first and second Premier League goals, giving his side a comfortable lead. They were in complete control and Southampton’s goose looked well and truly cooked, but a late goal from Danny Ings has given them plenty of hope ahead of the second half.
45+1 min: Timo Werner smashes a cross towards the near post from the left, but it’s cleared by Southampton. Corner for Chelsea, moments before the break. Vestergaard clears Chilwell’s delivery.
GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Southampton (Ings 43)
Southampton pull one back! Kai Havertz loses the ball halfway inside his own half and it’s played in behind the Chelsea pass for Danny Ings to run onto. He deceives Kepa with a wonderful touch and slots the ball into the gaping goal.
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38 min: Kai Havertz turns Jannick Vestergaard and plays the ball to Werner, who shoots high and wide from a tight angle instead of playing the ball back to his team-mate, who was in a much better position and screaming for the return pass. A let-off for Southampton; Havertz lets Werner know, in very strong terms indeed, that he is unhappy with his selfishness.
36 min: Kyle Walker-Peters tries to play the ball down the right flank towards Che Adams, who is muscled off the ball near the touchline.
35 min: Chelsea are playing some absolutely delightful one-touch pass-and-move football here. They look vastly superior to Southampton, who seem a little overwhelmed by their hosts.
31 min: Chelsea corner. Ben Chilwell’s inswinger is plucked from the air by Alex McCarthy, who tries to send Che Adams on his way with a quick throw-out. Adams is unable to control the ball.
GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Southampton (Werner 29)
Werner scores his second! Jorginho plays a wonderful long pass from deep, trying to pick out Werner in no-mans land between the Southampton back line and their goal. The German takes on and beats Bednarek in a foot-race, lifts the bouncing ball over Alex McCarthy and then heads into the empty goal from a few yards out. Brilliant stuff, not least from Jorginho, whose dirty long ball was sublime.
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26 min: There’s a scramble close to goal in the Southampton penalty area as Kyle Walker-Peters does well to clear the ball with two rat-a-tat tackles on Timo Werner and Mason Mount and in quick succession after good work from Christian Pulisic.
23 min: A quarter of the way into the game and Chelsea are well worth their lead. Southampton, disguised as Peru in their fetching white shirts with red sashes, are struggling to make an impression on the game so far.
20 min: Southampton win a free-kick down near the corner flag and James Ward-Prowse sends the ball towards the far post. Kurt Zouma clears with a header.
17 min: With a fizzing pass coming his way, Timo Werner makes a fool of Jan Bednarek, who was marking him tightly. Werner lets the ball run past him, spins around the defender and cons him with a great dummy. He proceeds to run towards the left side of the Southampton penalty area, cut inside along the front of it, dancing past a couple of challenges before scoring with a low diagonal drive.
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GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Southampton (Werner 15)
Chelsea lead! Brilliant from Werner, who quickly overcomes his disappoint to score his first Premier League goal with a fine individual effort.
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14 min: Timo Werner thinks he’s put Chelsea ahead after getting on the end of a Ben Chilwell cross from the left and thumping the ball home with his noggin from close range. Offside.
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13 min: Theo Walcott plays the ball into the Chelsea penalty area from the inside right, but it’s cleared.
11 min: Kurt Zouma concedes a free-kick down by the technical area for handball, just inside the Chelsea half. The ball is played back to Alex McCarthy in instalments by Southampton.
9 min: Che Adams misses a decent opportunity to fire Southampton in front after being teed up by Theo Walcott. He makes it easy for Kepa, who is alive to the danger in the Chelsea goal.
7 min: Chelsea are bossing possession in these early stages, but the double-save from McCarthy aside, Southampton have not been tested. Mason Mount plays Timo Werner in behind the Saints defence with a neat pass, but the striker’s cross-shot across the face of goal is not converted.
3 min: Alex McCarthy makes a splendid double-save, getting low down to his left to block a shot from Ben Chilwell, then quickly springing to his feet to save the follow-up from Kai Havertz. Excellent goalkeeping, although the shot from Havertz was straight at him.
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Chelsea v Southampton is go …
1 min: Play begins at Stamford Bridge, where Christian Pulisic lines up on the right for Chelsea, with Mason Mount on the left.
Match report: Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Premier League: There were four goals, a red card and several questionable refereeing decisions in a real white-knuckle ride of a Merseyside derby. Andy Hunter saw it all …
Match Report: Celtic 0-2 Rangers
Scottish Premiership: Connor Goldson scored both goals as a strangely insipid Celtic lost the first Old Firm derby of the season. Ewan Murray was at Celtic Park …
Full time: Celtic 0-2 Rangers
Scottish Premiership: Celtic failed to register a single shot on target in the first Old Firm derby of the season, while Rangers ran out winners thanks to a brace from Connor Goldson.
Full time: Everton 2-2 Liverpool
Premier League: It’s finished all square at Goodison Park, where Everton and Liverpool have shared the points in a massively entertaining Merseyside derby. Liverpool thought they’d nicked it in added time, only for Jordan Henderson’s late “winner” to be chalked off an offside in the build-up. We’ll have a report on the game for you shortly.
Everton v Liverpool: Jordan Pickford has just had his second big slice of luck in an eventful afternoon. Lucky to have escaped a red card in the first half and with the score at 2-2 in injury time in the Merseyside derby, the Everton goalkeeper let in another soft goal from Jordan Henderson, only for it to be ruled out by VAR for an apparent offside in the build-up. Follow the action here …
Those teams: Frank Lampard makes four changes to the team that beat Crystal Palace, bringing in Kepa Arrizabalaga to deputise for the injured Edouard Mendy. Andreas Christensen is in for Thiago Silva, while Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic start in place of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Tammy Abraham.
Theo Walcott starts for Southampton following his move from Everton, while Nathan Redmond is in for Moussa Djenepo.
Chelsea v Southampton line-ups
Chelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner
Subs: Caballero, Abraham, Tomori, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, James
Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestegaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Adams, Walcott, Ings
Subs: Forster, Stephens, Long, Obafemi, Valery, Tella, Diallo
Early Southampton team news
Ralph Hasenhüttl must plan without Stuart Armstrong, who is in self-isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 while on duty for Scotland. His absence means Theo Walcott, Southampton’s new arrival from Everton, could make his second debut for Southampton more than 15 years after his first one.
Moussa Djenepo is also absent for Southampton as he recovers from a hamstring injury. New signing Ibrahima Diallo is likely to start on the bench following his move to St Mary’s from French side Brest.
Early Chelsea team news
Recent signings Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva have both been ruled out. Mendy picked up a thigh injury while on international duty with Senegal but Frank Lampard was not prepared to say who of Kepa Arrizabalaga or Willy Caballero would deputise for his new goalkeeper. Silva is not injured, but has been left out of the matchday squad after returning later than ideal from his travels with Brazil.
In better news for Lampard, Hakim Ziyech has recovered from a knee injury and will feature in a Chelsea squad for the first time. Christian Pulisic is available for selection following his return from injury.
Premier League Chelsea v Southampton
Stamford Bridge is the venue for a Premier League match that’s costing BT Sport customers in the UK a rather controversial £14.95 on top of their regular subscription, so it better be a bloody good one.
It should go without saying that you’ll be able to read all about it here completely free of charge, as Frank Lampard’s side host a Southampton team hoping to make it three consecutive wins following triumphs over West Brom and Burnley. Chelsea have yet to string back-to-back wins together this season, but can do so today on the back of a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace, a scoreline that somewhat flattered their performance.
Kick-off today is at 3pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up, while we’ll also be keeping an eye on results and major talking points outside the Premier League.