Southampton 2-1 Chelsea Highlights
Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a setback as Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert scored to earn struggling Southampton victory.
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Venue: Liberty Stadium
Date: Saturday, 30 March, 2013
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT.
1-0 Rodriguez 24′
1-1 Terry 33′
2-1 Lambert 35′
Southampton lost 5-1 at home to Chelsea in the FA Cup third round in January. Eleven days later they fought back from 2-0 down to earn a point at Stamford Bridge, but it wasn’t enough to spare Nigel Adkins the sack.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Southampton (W4, D3) since a 4-2 home defeat on New Year’s Day 2002.
The Saints last won this fixture at home in November 2000, when James Beattie scored the winner at The Dell with a 25-yard free-kick in stoppage time.
They have earned 14 points from 11 games in 2013 (W3, D5, L3) and won two of their eight games under Mauricio Pochettino.
However, they have surrendered a league-high 27 points from winning positions this season.
The Saints have scored an unrivalled five own goals in the Premier League this season.
Their tally of 42 Premier League goals this season is bettered only by the current top seven.
Rickie Lambert is in line for his 500th career league appearance. He is the highest scoring Englishman in the Premier League this season with 13 goals, one ahead of Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea have won successive league matches – and kept consecutive clean sheets – for the first time in 2013.
They have only earned one point from their last three away matches.
The Blues have opened the scoring in 19 league matches this season, more than any other team.
Frank Lampard has scored 200 goals for Chelsea, two behind Bobby Tambling’s club record tally. He has scored four goals in his last four league matches against Southampton.
Juan Mata is the first player to both score and assist 10 or more goals in the Premier League this season.