Chelsea FC news LIVE! Latest Premier League match reaction from Lampard after 3-3 Southampton result

Malik Ouzia
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Pool via REUTERS
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Chelsea were back in Premier League action following the international break today, but were held to a thrilling 3-3 draw by Southampton today.

Frank Lampard's Blues opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge through a fine individual effort for Timo Werner. Werner doubled his tally just before the half-hour, again stealing a march on the hapless Jan Bednarek.

But Chelsea were forced out of cruise control just before the break, with Danny Ings rounding Kepa and slotting home to halve the deficit heading into the interval.

Che Adams then levelled things up after the restart, but Kai Havertz put Chelsea 3-2 in front soon after - but the Saints were level at 3-3 in injury time to deny Lampard a win as questions about his defence and goalkeeper were once again raised.

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Team news

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Pulisic, Havertz, Mount, Werner.

Subs: Abraham, Caballero, Tomori, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, James.

Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond, Adams, Ings

Subs: Stephens, Long, Obafemi, Valery, Tella, Diallo, Forster

Referee: Robert Jones

Ralph Hasenhuttl could opt to hand a Southampton debut to Mohammad Salisu following his summer move from Real Valladolid.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Of the 43 Premier League meetings between the teams, Chelsea have won 24 and Southampton nine, with 10 draws.

Chelsea eased to a 4-1 win at St Mary's in October 2019, only to lose the return fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day courtesy of goals from Michael Obafemi and Nathan Redmond.