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Chelsea 3 v 1 Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Saturday, 2nd October 2021 Kick-off 15:00
KriSaint added 09:03 - Oct 3
Of course Mike effing Dean had to make sure JWP's yellow card was overruled and changed to a red - from his VAR wagon.

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
Whether you call JWPs tackle rash or dangerous it doesn’t alter the fact that it was late, studs up and caught him on the shin. If that had happened against one of our players we would rightly call for a red. By any definition of the rules that is a red. JWP knew it too. Just watch his face.

SanMarco added 12:29 - Oct 3
Interesting that De Bruyna's every bit as bad yellow wasn't overturned in midweek.

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
Radio Solent, Talk Sport and the BBC all reported how good Redmond was, but our fans just seem to hate him. Are we being fair?

Ali_Diarea added 13:37 - Oct 3
I think there are goals in Armstrong and Adams but we don’t play to their strengths. Sticking rigidly to 4-4-2 is an issue for me, it’s too predictable and easy to play against.

Block8 added 14:11 - Oct 3
My tickets turned up this morning so perhaps we can replay the game now, SFC ticketing would get a rating of 1 on current form.
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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