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Brave Saints succumb to spot-kicks

efl-cup Stamford Bridge | Tue 26 Oct 7.45PM | Attendance: 39,766
AET (Chelsea win 4-3 on pens)
Match Report post Highlights

CHE vs SOU
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CHE vs SOU As It Happened

Key moments so far

  • Chelsea progress after a 4-3 penalty shootout victory
  • The final score ends 1-1, taking the tie to penalties
  • Ché Adams levels proceedings shortly after the break
  • Kai Havertz converts from a corner to give Chelsea the lead

Chelsea progress to the final 8

A more than valiant effort from Saints! They bow out of the cup following a 4-3 penalty shootout defeat at the hands of league leaders Chelsea. 

PS

James to seal it...

He can win it here. He rolls it home and Chelsea secure progression in the cup. 

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Ori is up, he has to score...

Straight down the middle. This shootout is still alive!

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Chilwell to take 

No problem for him, Chelsea lead 3-2 now. 

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Smallbone, this is a big moment for him!

He's skied it miles over. Agony for Will. 

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Hudson-Odoi striding forward

Planted it in the corner. 2-2 now. 

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Long's turn...

Lovely taken penalty. Kepa goes one way, the ball the other. Saints lead 2-1.

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Mount to take next...

EXCELLENT SAVE! Forster denies Mount.

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Walcott for Saints...

Saved. Kepa or the post. Or both. Either way, he's missed.

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Alonso to take...

Again sends the keeper the wrong way. Dispatched with power.

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Armstrong is first up...

He scores! Sending Kepa the wrong way. Very confident penalty. 

FULL-TIME: Chelsea 1-1 Southampton

We're going to penalties! It's been a dramatic 90 minutes, both sides could have won it. Terrific saves from both goalkeepers. Stay tuned for what's next...

+3’

SOOOOO CLOSE

WOW! What a header from Lyanco. It's well saved by Kepa. Now it's Salisu's turn, but again Kepa saves. That couldn't have been any closer! Saints throwing everything at this, Smallbone has delivered three corners in succession but the ball just won't go in.

+1’

Hudson-Odoi into side-netting

Lovely build up from Chelsea, but the forward fires into the side-netting. Forster had it covered, in truth - he's then booked for supposed time wasting with the goal-kick.

Giving it everything!

It's fairly end to end stuff here. Both teams gunning for the win, rather than to settle for penalties. Armstrong still attempting to work the line, but good defending from Chalobah - he's been excellent. 

87’

Second Smallbone effort

He's been amongst it since coming on! A header first off, and now a long shot which finishes off target. Great to see the midfielder back in the thick of things. This one could go either way...

82’

He's magic, you knowwwww....

Here comes Tino Livramento!

79’

Yellow Card for Moussa Djenepo (Southampton)

Cynical pull back on Chilwell. 

77’

Southampton substitution: Will Smallbone replaces Stuart Armstrong

Welcome back, Will! A lovely sight!

77’

Southampton substitution: Oriol Romeu replaces Ibrahima Diallo

Probably a wise move, as Diallo had been booked.

76’

Saints under seige 

Seventh corner of the night for Chelsea. Chalobah was the eventual striker, following some pin-ball in the box, but Forster gathers well.

74’

Saul fires wide

A clear sight of goal for Chelsea. Havertz and Mount both causing problems, linking well. The ball was worked to the edge of the area, hit first time by Saul but he's off target. 

71’

Longy heads just wide

Lovely floated free-kick from Armstrong, Long meets it. Looked to be guiding the ball down for a willing runner, rather than direct the header at goal. Either way, it trickles wide. 

69’

Walcott down

Brief break in play here, the arm of Alonso caught Walcott in the back of the head. He's receiving treatment. Remember, no extra-time in this year's competition. Straight to penalties if this scoreline persists!

67’

Changes...

Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell are being introduced for the hosts. Barkley and Ziyech make way.

66’

Southampton substitution: Shane Long replaces Nathan Tella

Second offensive change.

65’

Southampton substitution: Theo Walcott replaces Ché Adams

First change of the night.

HOTTING UP 🔥

Ticking towards the hour mark and there's some heat in this one now. Feels like the next goal will be crucial. Chelsea on top as it stands, Havertz and Barkley both looking threatening. 

58’

James effort tipped over

Forster was alert! It needed saving, would have crept under the crossbar. Free-kick was conceded by Adams and James attempted to go direct but it was tipped over. Barkley is quick on the attack in the aftermath, forcing another Forster save from a tight angle. 

54’

A.Armstrong forces save

It was captain Stu who created the opportunity with some superb midfield running. Armstrong joined the attack and hit the shot low and hard, but Kepa repelled.

49’

Immediate response

Havertz taking the game by the scruff, carving out the chance single handedly. He forces a smart stop from Forster, denying him a second goal of the night. Walker-Peters ensures the ball is cleared fully. 

GOALSCORER 10 Ché Adams

POACHER!!!

Adams hammers it home and Saints are level. Valery picks the pocket of Sarr before feeding Walker-Peters who motored towards goal, he shot low, and it wasn't dealt with by Kepa. It falls kindly to Adams who makes no mistake!

47’

GOOOAL!!!

Ché Adams (47’) | 1 1

HT

Here we go again...

Welcome back! Players have emerged for the second period. The home side leading by a single goal...

Big second half to come...

Saints can rightly feel as if they're unlucky to be behind. Bar the Forster save in the opening exchanges, the visitors' defending has been comfortable. It's certainly not over yet, second half action is on its way!

HALF-TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Southampton (Havertz 44')

Saints grew into the game and will be disappointed to go into the break behind. 

Havertz heads home

An easy goal for Chelsea. The corner is swung in centrally and Havertz jumped highest through a crowd of players. The first time Saints have been tested and it ends up in the back of the net. Simple header nestles in the far corner. 

45’

GOAL

Kai Havertz (45’) | 1 0

44’

Alonso on the charge

He sprints the entire half of the pitch, before squaring the ball first time towards Havertz, but Lyanco intercepts at the expense of a corner. 

Lyanco bossing it

Really good tussle between Lyanco and Havertz. Saints resolute in their defending thus far. Approaching the break goalless. 

THE BOSS 😎

Orchestrating from the sidelines at Stamford Bridge. Still no breakthrough at either end. 

Armstrong shot

Walker-Peters does well to fashion the opening, and gets fouled on the way into the box. Play continues as the ball falls to Armstrong in a dangerous position, who shoots but it's well saved by Kepa.

Lovely move

Started by Stu Armstrong, Adams works the channel. Ball eventually falls to Djenepo who wins a corner. Stu rose highest to flick on, with Adam Armstrong meeting it at the back post. CLOSE!

Hudson-Odoi crosses

Chelsea on the attack again, with Hudson-Odoi. He worked a yard of space before crossing towards Barkley, slightly overhit. Havertz takes it on in the next wave of attack, forcing a good save from Forster. Corner given. 

22’

Yellow Card for Ibrahima Diallo (Southampton)

Fairly cynical tug on Kovacic. 

Battling HARD 💪

Really good battle emerging here at Stamford Bridge. 

17’

Havertz shot marginally wide

Terrific effort from the German, who worked the ball onto his right foot before shooting. Forster would have been beaten, but fortunately the ball bends just wide of the far post. 

ACTION SHOT 📸

Forster's earlier save...

11’

Armstrong effort blocked

He smashed his shot against James. Saints holding their own here, matching Chelsea's early intensity. A good watch so far!

9’

Good pressure, Tella

Tella pressing high, winning the ball back for Saints. He's won a free-kick from Alonso, who was rather clumsy in the challenge. Chance to throw one into the box. Armstrong to take and it's behind for a corner.

6’

Terrific save from Forster

He threw himself to his left, and got a strong hand to Saul's headed effort. Superb stop to prevent the defender. 

5’

High press from Chelsea

The hosts are piling on the pressure early. It's a particularly fast start from the Blues, with all players looking to impress manager Thomas Tuchel. Hudson-Odoi particularly lively - winning the first corner of the night. 

3’

Good tempo

Adam Armstrong attempts to break away down the left, but his pocket is picked. Chelsea counter with Alonso, but he's brought down by captain Stu. The free-kick is well worked, providing a shooting opportunity for Hudson-Odoi. Forster saves comfortably. 

SHOWTIME 👊

Let's go, Saints. We're up and running at Stamford Bridge. Lovely conditions in London, mild night. LET'S DO THIS!

19.45
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Predictions for tonight, Saints...

Predictions for tonight, Saints...

The results so far:

  • Tight affair but Saints edge it
    31%
  • Tight affair but Chelsea edge it
    20%
  • All out attack - easy Saints win
    2%
  • It's going all the way - penalties!
    21%
  • Chelsea dominate
    25%

Readying for action!

Tonight's stage is set, ahead of a night of Carabao Cup action under the lights. We're 45 minutes from kick-off!

19.03

THE LADS 👊

Checking in at Stamford Bridge 📍

18.56

CHELSEA TEAM 🔵

Starting XI: Kepa (GK), Alonso (c), Chalobah, James, Sarr, Kovacic, Saul, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Havertz. 

Subs: Bettinelli (GK), Sherman-Lowe (GK), Rudiger, Jorginho, Silva, Mount, Chilwell, Vale.

18.53

CAPTAIN ARMSTRONG ⓒ

Stuart Armstrong will captain tonight's side! Chè Adams and Adam Armstrong will be the partnership up top, with Nathan Tella and Moussa Djenepo for support. Kyle Walker-Peters and Yan Valery are named in the full-back positions.

18.48

TEAM NEWS 😇

Starting XI: Forster (GK), Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Salisu, Valery, Diallo, S.Armstrong (c), Djenepo, Tella, Adams, A.Armstrong.

Subs: Lewis (GK), Romeu, Long, Redmond, Perraud, Smallbone, Livramento, Walcott, Bednarek.

18.46

Elyounoussi sidelined 🤕

Moi Elyounoussi will be forced to sit out of tonight's Carabao Cup trip to Stamford Bridge as he recovers from a minor operation on his hand. All the best, Moi! ❤️

17.57
VOTE NOW
Who occupies the forward positions tonight?

Who occupies the forward positions tonight?

The results so far:

  • Adams and Armstrong
    50%
  • Stick with Redmond
    2%
  • Play Theo through the middle
    3%
  • Stuart Armstrong NEEDS to start
    16%
  • Give Nathan Tella a shot
    26%
  • Other
    3%

THE STAGE 🏟

The team news countdown is on! Saints have scored 10 goals in their two League Cup games this season - so who starts up top tonight? 🤔

17.36

STAT ATTACK 🤓

No side has had more different goalscorers in the League Cup than Southampton this season (excl. own goals), with their 10 goals being scored by seven different players.

17.33

Changes afoot? 👀

Having rotated the squad in the previous two rounds, manager Ralph Hasenhüttl has hinted at making changes for tonight's clash. Read up on what he had to say pre-match.

17.31

Got a spare 90 seconds? 🚨

Check out highlights from Saturday's lively encounter at St Mary's, where Tino Livramento scored the first senior goal of his career and Armando Broja took his personal tally to two in two, during a 2-2 draw with Burnley. 

17.29

Cup games are a good option for giving other players a chance. The good thing is we have five subs.

ralph hasenhüttl
southampton fc manager
15.11

Fourth Round success 🙌

How did Southampton make it to the last 16 of the competition? Rewatch our victory over Sheffield United right here!

15.08

Welcome to Stamford Bridge (again) 👋

Good evening, Saints fans! Welcome once again to the capital, as Ralph Hasenhüttl's side take on Chelsea in Carabao Cup action. We've visited Stamford Bridge once before this season, which ended in favour of the Londoners, but here's hoping for a different outcome this time around. Expect changes to be made to the starting XI! Who would you like to see? 🤔

15.06

CHE vs SOU Line Ups

Chelsea

1
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)
31
Malang Sarr
14
Trevoh Chalobah
24
Reece James
20
Callum Hudson-Odoi
17
Saúl Ñíguez
3
Marcos Alonso (C)
8
Mateo Kovacic
22
Hakim Ziyech
replace Mason Mount (67′)
18
Ross Barkley
replace Ben Chilwell (67′)
29
Kai Havertz goal
21
Ben Chilwell
60
Teddy Sharman-Lowe
13
Marcus Bettinelli
68
Harvey Vale
6
Thiago Silva
19
Mason Mount
5
Jorginho
2
Antonio Rüdiger

Southampton

44
Fraser Forster (GK) yellow card
22
Mohammed Salisu
4
Lyanco
43
Yan Valery
2
Kyle Walker-Peters
17
Stuart Armstrong (C)
replace William Smallbone (77′)
27
Ibrahima Diallo yellow card
replace Oriol Romeu (77′)
19
Moussa Djenepo yellow card
replace Valentino Livramento (83′)
23
Nathan Tella
replace Theo Walcott (67′)
10
Che Adams goal
replace Shane Long (66′)
9
Adam Armstrong
20
William Smallbone
7
Shane Long
21
Valentino Livramento
32
Theo Walcott
41
Harry Lewis
35
Jan Bednarek
15
Romain Perraud
6
Oriol Romeu
11
Nathan Redmond

CHE vs SOU Match Stats

Chelsea

Head to Head Stats

Southampton
  • Possession (%)
    63
    comparison angle
    37
  • Shots
    23
    comparison angle
    15
  • Shots on target
    14
    comparison angle
    7
  • Corners
    10
    comparison angle
    9
  • Passes Complete
    329
    comparison angle
    154

Top Saints Player Stats

shots on target
Goals
1
Ché Adams
Ché Adams
shots on target
Shots On Target
1
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
chances created
Chances Created
2
Ibrahima Diallo
Ibrahima Diallo
passes completed
Passes Completed
20
Mohammed Salisu
Mohammed Salisu
tackles
Tackles
4
Moussa Djenepo
Moussa Djenepo
clearances
Clearances
10
saves
Saves
13
Fraser Forster
Fraser Forster