Chelsea scored two late goals to beat Southampton and move to the top of the Premier League, as Thomas Tuchel’s side bounced back from consecutive defeats.
Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell scored in the final six minutes after Saints were reduced to ten men after captain James Ward-Prowse was sent off for a poor challenge on Jorginho.
Product of the Academy After nine minutes, Trevoh Chalobah swooped at the back post to head in his second goal of the season after Rubus Loftus-Cheek flicked on Chilwell’s corner.
A dominating Chelsea had the ball in the net twice more in the first half, but Romelu Lukaku was flagged offside and Werner’s header was ruled out due to a foul on Kyle Walker-Peters by Cesar Azpilicueta in the build-up.
The hosts were punished for not extending their lead when former Chelsea player Tino Livramento was tripped in the box by Chilwell, and Ward-Prowse converted the resulting penalty.
After losing 1-0 to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek after their unbeaten league start had been ended by Manchester City, Werner and Chilwell’s late goals ensured Chelsea returned to winning ways at Stamford Bridge.