Southampton 0-3 Chelsea Stats and Highlights
Substitutes Oscar and Willian grabbed a goal each as they inspired Chelsea to a clinical victory over Southampton.
The Brazilian duo came on eight minutes into the second half of an even contest and Oscar soon teed up the opener when his deflected cross rebounded off the post to Fernando Torres, who headed in.
Willian then smashed home the second with a superb 20-yard strike.
And Oscar, who was earlier booked for diving, raced through to seal the win with another deflected shot.
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0-1 Torres 60′ | Mobile users click here
0-2 Willian 71′ | Mobile users click here
0-3 Oscar 82′ | Mobile users click here
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Date: Wednesday, 1 January, 2014
Kick off: 15:00 GMT
Chelsea have won six of their past eight league and cup games against Southampton (D1, L1).
Their sole defeat was the 2-1 loss at the St Mary’s Stadium on 30 March 2013.
They kept six clean sheets in their first nine top-flight matches, but have recorded just one shut-out in the subsequent 10 games.
If Saints lose it will be the first time they have suffered back-to-back home league defeats under Mauricio Pochettino.
Rickie Lambert is one shy of 100 league goals for Southampton.
Chelsea have won four of the seven league games in which they have conceded the opening goal this season, collecting a total of 13 points – the best record in the top flight.
The Blues have conceded 37% of their league goals from set pieces – the highest ratio in the Premier League.
Eden Hazard’s tally of eight league goals is greater than the combined total of Samuel Eto’o (3), Fernando Torres (2) and Demba Ba (1).
No striker scored an away league goal for Chelsea in 2013. Fernando Torres was the last centre-forward to net on the road for the Blues, doing so in a 3-1 win at Sunderland on 8 December 2012.