|Southampton 1 v 4 Chelsea|
Barclays Premier League
Sunday, 6th October 2019 Kick-off 14:00
|forallthesaints added 23:11 - Oct 6|
Today, Long played with his usual effort and speed and won a lot of headers but there was never anyone there to get hold of them.
Twice at 3-1, Gunn got the ball and with some swift movement two or three players could have been open but the whole team just sauntered out and he had no one in space to give it to. And throw-ins... For the last three or four seasons we seem to have become incapable of making anything out of a throw-in. How often do we see Bertrand or Valery/Cedric just standing there waiting for someone to give them something?
The real shame of it today was that for the first 10-15 minutes we were in their faces, rattling the defence and winning the ball more often than not and a good effort by Redmond (not such a good one from PEH - as soon as he lined himself up it was just a question of just how high it would go). Then JWP gave the ball away and they pop down and get the lucky first. It completely took any wind out of Saints' sails and from that minute the game was always lost.
It must be time for Armstrong to get a run of games and prove one way or another if he's up to it - and Boufal may be a luxury player but at least he tries things and his attitude this season has been exemplary.
Che Adams looks out of his depth and in the earlier games this season he seems to fall behind play and not be in the middle for a cross. I really hope he doesn't turn out to be another Charlie Austin.
Sorry for the waffle but needed to unload a bit.
Horrible game to watch while suffering a major hangover.
the_saint added 08:11 - Oct 7
Mcarthy Cedric bednarek danso bertie
Romeu Armstrong slattery
Ings Redmond boufal
Jwp gunn and peh have been awful
Gunn cost us again leave it to the centre backs but on saying that maybe hes lost confidence in the defence
wibbersda added 09:53 - Oct 7
sandywelsh added 13:08 - Oct 7
djtsaints123 added 21:12 - Oct 7
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