VIDEO: Chelsea 1 – 0 Southampton [Premier League] Highlights 2017/18Chelsea have won five Premier League amusements in succession at home after Marcos Alonso’s free-kick brought down Southampton.
Marcos Alonso’s dazzling free-kick earned Chelsea a 1-0 triumph against Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday, expanding his group’s triumphant home association raced to five straight diversions.
In spite of the fact that the scoreline proposes a tight match, the champions ruled all through and could have won significantly more serenely had Fraser Forster not executed also in the guests’ objective, while Eden Hazard had a strike precluded for a peripheral offside against substitute Cesc Fabregas.
The win moves Chelsea level on focuses with second-put Manchester United, who go to West Brom on Sunday, while Southampton – who dropped Virgil van Dijk – are winless in five Premier League matches.
Chelsea were on top all through the main half at Stamford Bridge, with Forster making numerous recoveries and a Pedro exertion redirecting onto the post.
The amazing Alonso broke the halt just before half-time, however, bowing a delightful free-kick into the base left corner from 25 yards out for his fourth objective of the season.
Charlie Austin had two fine opportunities to level the scores yet couldn’t discover a route past Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, whose recoveries secured a fourth progressive Premier League triumph over Southampton for the Blues.
Southampton rang the progressions after a 4-1 misfortune at home to Leicester City last time out and they made the principal opening at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea chief Gary Cahill clearing a perilous low cross from previous Blues full-back Ryan Bertrand at the second endeavor.
Willian burst into the crate in the fourteenth moment on account of a radiant one-two with Alonso, yet the Brazilian cut a respectable opening wide of the upright.
Forster punched away an Alonso volley and the goalkeeper at that point made recoveries from Cahill and N’Golo Kante shot as Chelsea wrenched up weight.
Marvelous wing play from Willian made another opening for Alonso following 32 minutes, yet Forster got down rapidly to push the Spaniard’s arrowed strike around his right-hand post.
Chelsea kept on misusing shortcoming down Southampton’s directly after Cedric Soares’ seventeenth moment exit because of damage, Pedro cutting inside however observing his shot avoid onto the woodwork.
Also, on the stroke of half-time, Chelsea scored the objective their predominance merited. Danger’s driving run was finished by Maya Yoshida, with Alonso venturing up to beat Forster with a plunging exertion from the resultant free-kick.
In-frame Austin practically scored minutes after his presentation as a moment half substitute, yet the striker was denied by Courtois in the wake of running on to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s pass.
HAZARD, who was playing as a false nine, thought he had scored his side’s second subsequent to lashing in following a one-two with Fabregas, yet a raised offside banner saw the objective prohibited.
Forster spared another exertion from Alonso in the 71st moment and the objective hungry safeguard at that point headed a Willian cross wide after substitute Alvaro Morata let go directly at the Saints manager.
Courtois denied Austin once more, the striker slipping at the indispensable minute and neglecting to get control on his jabbed exertion, before Fabregas crushed an exertion barely wide from a tight point after a cunningly taken fast free-kick.
Austin turned James Ward-Prowse’s conservative check off focus with five minutes to play as Southampton pushed for an equalizer, yet Chelsea clung on for most necessary points.