|Chelsea 3 v 1 Southampton|
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 2nd October 2021 Kick-off 15:00
|KriSaint added 09:03 - Oct 3|
Solid performance by Saints, however, and I think we would at least have hold on for the draw - had JWP not been sent off.
(Go to h*ll, Mike Dean. You gave Bednarek the most stupid (and officially WRONG) red card last season, at 6-0, down to 10, vs M.U., so you know we hate you. Why make it worse?)
KriSaint added 09:09 - Oct 3
Surely you mean Martin Atkinson (who stole our stone wall penalty vs City), not (our) Nigel Adkins.
Sadoldgit added 10:14 - Oct 3
SanMarco added 12:29 - Oct 3
The key question over the red (according to what I understand are SUPPOSED to be the rules at the moment) is was it a 'clear and obvious error' to give a yellow instead of a red? In fact it is the ONLY question (just like that pen vs Man C.).
We are not performing badly at the moment but as others mention: where are the goals coming from? Ings got 12 last season (low by his standards) - will Adams and A. Armstrong get that between them this season? I don't think so either.
claus5 added 12:38 - Oct 3
Ali_Diarea added 13:37 - Oct 3
Block8 added 14:11 - Oct 3
Anyway managed to get in and rated our performance as fairly good, and we may have just about survived with JWP remaining on the pitch. Our main attacking threats are the full backs, which is quite concerning. We looked more solid with Diallo, JWP and Romeu in midfield but none of these pose an attacking threat either. We need to transition quicker and cut out the negativity when in possesion!
It seemed a strange decision to bring on Djnepo for Tella after the red card and maybe Armstrong off the bench in central midfield or Perraud on switched with KWP and Tino in midfield all may have been better options to keep it at 1-1?
Saints away support was excellent as it always is and if refereeing standards could match that commitment I'd be far happier.
I try to judge decisions against us on how I'd feel if it were the other way round and in the case of the red card I would have still thought it a bit harsh!
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