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Summary

  1. Chelsea lost four of opening eight games
  2. Mourinho criticises referee after game
  3. 'Referees are afraid to give decisions'
  4. Mourinho's biggest home PL defeat

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By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Chelsea captain John Terry
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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

This is all for our live text commentary of Chelsea v Southampton. But that isn't the end of our football coverage for the evening. From 22:30 BST you can join in the online debate alongside Match of the Day by staying across our MOTD Social.

I'll leave you with this stat, an ominous one for Chelsea...

Agueroooooooooo!

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In case you needed a reminder as to why you should watch Match of the Day tonight, here is a big reason...

3.42pm - 1-1 (Aguero) 4.07pm - 2-1 (Aguero) 4.09pm - 3-1 (Aguero) 4.18pm - 5-1 (Aguero) 4.20pm - 6-1 (Aguero)

3.42pm - 1-1 (Aguero) 4.07pm - 2-1 (Aguero) 4.09pm - 3-1 (Aguero) 4.18pm - 5-1 (Aguero) 4.20pm - 6-1 (Aguero)

'That's life, that's football'

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic: "Hopefully this break comes at a good time, we get a result in the next game and drive on from there. 

"We scored at a good time but unfortunately couldn't build from there. Southampton took their chances and made things difficult. 

"When things are not going your way it's tough. It's a mental thing as well, something we need to keep fighting for - run through a brick wall, as they say.

"That's the way it goes when results don't go your way, confidence takes a hit. That's life, that's football. You go through your ups and downs."

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

More from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "I live in my case as manager. I live a situation where I know the player is good and I trust the player. I know what the player did for us in previous seasons. He is in a very bad momentum. 

"What do I do? I trust him and keep him in the team or I change him. In this moment I am doing both. Sometimes I change and sometimes I give them two or three matches. 

"In this moment I feel they all accept the decisions, understand the moment and understand I can drop or keep them to give them confidence."

Chelsea players after conceding
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5 - Jose Mourinho has lost five of his last 10 Premier League games. Before that he'd lost only five of the previous 59. Fade.

Stat attack

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Apologies to Chelsea fans but I'm going to throw a few stats (courtesy of Opta) out there that may lead to fear and panic...

  • Chelsea have conceded at least two goals in seven of their eight Premier League games this season (the other game was a 2-0 win against Arsenal).
  • This is Chelsea’s lowest points total after eight games in a top-flight season since 1978-79 (4 points), when the two-points for a win rule was operating. Chelsea were relegated in this season.
  • Only Sunderland (18) have conceded more Premier League goals than Chelsea this season.
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Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman on Sky Sports: "That's a confidence everybody needs. If we can show this against Chelsea we can show it much more.

"We had a difficult start to the game, but we came back and we made it 1-1 with a great goal. The difference was how we came out of the dressing room, pressed Chelsea and had fantastic movement. 

"In my opinion, we totally deserve three points today. Maybe, if they had one penalty we had two penalties, that's a decision for the referee.

"We've had experience of going 1-0 down. We showed belief and close to half time we were the better team. We tried to play good football, offensive football because we believe in that way of football."

Ronald Koeman
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The running order

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A small consolation for Jose and Chelsea; they have been shielded from top billing on Match of the Day by Sergio Aguero's heroics. Minuscule consolation.

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Superb Saints

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Let's give Southampton some love. They defended resolutely, they attacked ruthlessly. They had the best player on the pitch in Sadio Mane. They are the first team to score three goals at Stamford Bridge against a Jose Mourinho team in the Premier League. They are now up to ninth in the table with 12 points.

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Plenty of reaction to that Jose Mourinho reaction...

Matt Fallon: Deep words from Jose there! Few mentions of being sacked.... things happening behind the scenes?

Mark Russell: Mourinho reckons referees are afraid to give penalties. Looking at Ivanovic on van Dijk in the first half, he may have a point.

Dan: Mourinho: I have to take responsibility. Proceeds to lose the plot and blame everyone else.  

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Chelsea hard done by?

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

The referee was to blame for not giving a penalty to Chelsea for the incident involving Radamel Falcao. I can sympathise with Jose on the decision not to award a spot-kick for this, as it was a very valid claim.

However, this ignores the two clear incidents when Southampton should have been awarded a penalty for the shirt-tug on Virgil van Dijk and the trip on Sadio Mane. You win some, you lose some. 

Oh, and the fact that Southampton were the better side. That too.

Referee Robert Madley
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Jose's monologue

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I would just like to add that all those quotes from Jose Mourinho constitute a single answer to the first question from his interviewer.

It was a seven-minute stream of consciousness from a man clearly under pressure, which he signed off with a simple "thank you, goodbye".

Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

More from Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "If the club wants to sack me they have to sack me because I am not running away. To be champions now is very difficult because the distance is so much but I am convinced we will finish in the top four.

"It is a crucial moment in the history of this club because if they sack me they sack the best manager this club has ever had. The message is that the results are the fault of the manager. 

"This is a moment for everybody to assume their responsibilities and stick together."

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Manager reaction

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports: "Look, I think you know me and I don't run away from my responsibilities. First, I want to say because we are in such a bad moment you should not be afraid to be honest. 

"The referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea. At 1-1, it is a huge penalty and once again we don't get. If the FA wants to punish me they can. They don't punish other managers. My players deserve it and the fans deserve it. 

"Referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea, why because there is always a question mark and we are always punished.

"Clear penalties are not given. Even in the Champions League in a match we lose 2-1, we are not given a penalty in the last minute.

"The penalty in this game is crucial because my team, at the moment, the first negative thing that happens, they collapse.

"The penalty was a giant penalty and after that the team lost even more confidence."

Jose Mourinho
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Jose speaks

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Jose Mourinho has been speaking after the game and what he has had to say is worth sticking around for. He states that he will not walk away from the club and that the club will have to sack him to get rid of him, a manager he describes as "the best the club has ever had." Full quotes coming soon.

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Huge test for Jose now. No disputing he is one of the great managers but most of it has been achieved with huge financial backing. Now he has to manage his way out and not spend his way out. Can he do it ? Not so sure this time.

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Chelsea's struggles

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Just to add, this was a Southampton team who were without a win in 10 away league games. They have made a mockery of that stat.

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Chelsea are 16th in the table, four points above the bottom three. They are 10 points behind leaders Manchester City and six points off the top four.

They were outplayed and outfought by Southampton today. 

If it wasn't a crisis before this, it surely is now.

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

7 - Today is only Jose Mourinho's seventh home league defeat as a manager and equals his worst result (Madrid 1-3 Barcelona). Humbled.

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What's going on behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge? 

Anükram Adhikary: Blame the players all you want but if the manager is a self-proclaimed "The Special One", he has to take the blame too.

Donald Oluoch: Desperate times for Mourinho. Bring on Matic at half time then removing him after 27 minutes. Not sure what's happening.

Ian: At what point does Mourinho start looking over his shoulder and worry about his job. Especially with Klopp available.

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FULL TIME

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Surely Jose's lowest ebb? Eight games, eight points, zero confidence. Those celebrations back in May seem a long, long time ago.

The headlines will focus on the escalating crisis at Chelsea. But this should not distract from a superb display from Southampton, who came from behind and deservedly won.

Graziano Pelle
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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

John Terry slams a pass out wide straight out of play. If ever one incident summed up a performance.

SUBSTITUTION - Maya Yoshida for Sadio Mane

Take a bow Sadio. The Saints forward has been superb this evening.

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The 90 minutes are up. Stamford Bridge is emptying very quickly. There will be five minutes of added time, though. Still the tiniest glimmer of hope for the Blues.

Cesc Fabregas looks deflated
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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Oscar aims a pass out wide to Cesc Fabregas. At least I think that was the aim. In keeping with Chelsea's display the ball flies out of play. The belief has completely drained out of this Chelsea side. 

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Jose Mourinho
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I will say it first, Mourinho out. Clueless and out of his depth. Klopp in.

Dan, Farnborough.

Abramovich looked totally fed up at half time - if the game continues in the same mood what odds on Mourinho still being in charge for the next game??

Kim

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Falcao hits it and would have hit the target, but for a flick off the wall that takes the ball over the bar.

From the resulting corner, Maarten Stekelenburg jumps and flicks the ball off the head of John Terry.

John Terry
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Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Here is a chance for Chelsea. Eden Hazard is chopped down by Graziano Pelle on the edge of the box, earning himself a yellow card. Big moment, this. Radamel Falcao is over the free-kick...

Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Pedro looks for a way through but his low shot from inside the box is deflected behind by Jose Fonte. However, Chelsea are unable to fashion anything from the corner. This game is sprinting away from them.

Radamel Falcao
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Saints keeper Maarten Stekelenburg gets out of jail. He drops Loic Remy's cross from the left at the feet of Eden Hazard but the ball just skips away from the Belgian before it is hammered clear.

YELLOW CARD

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Desperate times now for Chelsea. They are pushing forward but are getting nowhere thanks to solid, energetic defensive work from Southampton.

Cesc Fabregas is forced to have a pop from range, which flies well wide of goal.

James Ward-Prowse goes into the book for pulling a Chelsea man back.

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Chelsea are all over the shop. A team in total meltdown. Gary Cahill again gives the ball away to Sadio Mane in a dangerous area near his own box, allowing the Saints forward to cut in and find Dusan Tadic, who is only prevented from making it 4-1 by a block from John Terry.

This is the champions remember. The team who won the league comfortably last season. I doubt they could open a bag of crisps without spilling them all over the floor at the moment.

History is made

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3 - Today is the first time Jose Mourinho has seen an away team score more than twice at Stamford Bridge in the PL. History.

Jose Mourinho
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Jose Mourinho said he was under pressure before today's game. Well, that pressure's rising...

Mark: Given their concurrent drop in form I can only assume that Eva Carniero was actually coaching the team for Mourinho.

James: Chances of Chelsea spending £100m in January on new defenders? Evens.

Alan Nicol: Chelsea should do what other "top" clubs do. Buy Saints' best players.

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SUBSTITUTION - Loic Remy for Nemanja Matic

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The substitute is substituted. This is a bold call from Mourinho, who sends on Loic Remy and withdraws Nemanja Matic.

GOAL - Chelsea 1-3 Southampton

Graziano Pelle

Graziano Pelle celebrates
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Chelsea are stunned. Southampton jubilant. The Blues are in total disarray. It is another error as the ball is given away on the halfway line, allowing Sadio Mane to charge forward before finding Graziano Pelle, who drives a low, angled shot into the far corner. 

It is nothing less than Southampton deserve. What now Jose?

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John Terry puts a strong head on the ball to clear the free-kick after it is delivered into the box before James Ward-Prowse fires a shot over the bar.

How long since Chelsea properly threatened the Saints goal. A while.