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Played
March 30, 2013 8:30 PM IST
St. Mary's Stadium — Southampton, Hampshire
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 31779‎
 
John Terry 33′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Southampton 2-1 Chelsea

Terry pulled the Blues level after Rodriguez opened the scoring on the south coast, but a Lambert free-kick regained Saints' first-half lead and they held on to claim thee points

By John Stammers at St Mary's Stadium

  • Artur Boruc
    9
    5
    3.00

    Artur Boruc

    No chance with Terry's header and had little else to do in the first period. Replaced by Kelvin Davis at half-time.

  • Nathaniel Clyne
    5
    4
    3.50

    Nathaniel Clyne

    Bombed forward when he could and stretched the Blues at times. Proved even more dangerous down the right in the second half. Sometimes dived in too rashly at the back, but improved after the break.

  • Maya Yoshida
    10
    4
    3.00

    Maya Yoshida

    Made a couple of sloppy passes early on but also contributed some important interceptions. Possibly fortunate to not give away a penalty when Moses fell in the box under pressure.

  • Jos Hooiveld
    6
    4
    2.50

    Jos Hooiveld

    Fortunate to see Torres penalised for handball when the Spaniard got the better of him. Completely lost Terry for Chelsea's equaliser. Improved in the second half, especially late on when the Saints defence dug very deep.

  • Luke Shaw
    5
    4
    3.00

    Luke Shaw

    Let Moses get in behind him early on and was caught on the ball by the same player. Improved after the break as he charged forward to good effect, as well as keeping Moses at bay.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    5
    4
    3.00

    Morgan Schneiderlin

    Was a rock in midfield as usual, and also started a number of moves with passing from the back.

  • Steven Davis
    7
    3
    3.50

    Steven Davis

    Supported the attacking players well and provided the assist with a clever one-two with Rodriguez. Won the free kick that led to Lambert's goal. Replaced by Fox late on.

  • Jack Cork
    7
    3
    3.50

    Jack Cork

    Controlled the midfield with his timely tackles and eye for a pass, while also protecting his defence. Less dominant later in the game, but remained solid defensively.

  • Jason Puncheon
    5
    3
    2.50

    Jason Puncheon

    Had the confidence to run at Blues defenders, and worried them when he did. Brought off after the break.

  • Rickie Lambert
    15
    4
    3.50

    Rickie Lambert

    Provided a great knock down for an early Rodriguez chance and fired his side's second with a stunning free-kick.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    20
    4
    4.00

    Jay Rodriguez Top of the Match

    Started very brightly but should have worked Cech harder after getting free of Terry with some neat skill. Got his goal with a calm finish minutes later, before again testing the keeper with a powerful drive. Quieter in the second period, but had already done the damage.

Substitutions

  • Kelvin Davis
    3
    3
    3.00

    Kelvin Davis

    Came on for Boruc at the break. Sent a nervy kick straight out but made up for it with a super stop to deny Moses.

  • Daniel Fox
    3
    4

    Daniel Fox

    Late substitute as he replaced Steven Davis.

  • James Ward-Prowse
    4
    5
    2.50

    James Ward-Prowse

    Replaced Puncheon in the second half and almost gave Davis a great chance for a third Saints goal, but his cross was cut out.

  • Petr Cech
    7
    26
    2.50

    Petr Cech

    No chance with the opener, and got a hand on Lambert's free-kick. Denied Rodriguez from grabbing a second a few times.

  • John Terry
    17
    20
    2.50

    John Terry

    Beaten by Rodriguez in the build-up to an early Saints chance. Got his side back in the game with a thumping header.

  • César Azpilicueta
    7
    26
    2.50

    César Azpilicueta

    Rodriguez caused him some issues on the right-hand side and the goal initially came from his flank too.

  • Ryan Bertrand
    5
    50
    2.00

    Ryan Bertrand Flop of the Match

    Failed to get in the game early on and gave away the free-kick that Lambert scored from. When he did break forward his final ball was poor. A lack of communication almost let Ward-Prowse in.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    9
    27
    2.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Lost Rodriguez for the opener and wasted the ball with a number of wayward long passes. Made an important block to deny Davis.

  • Frank Lampard
    9
    32
    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Kept largely off the ball by a dominant Saints midfield. Found a bit more space after the break but still a below-par showing.

  • Oscar
    9
    26
    2.50

    Oscar

    Didn't see enough ball to be able to influence proceedings, and didn't look like he was ever prepared to grab the game by the scruff of the neck. Brought off late in the game.

  • John Obi Mikel
    12
    36
    2.00

    John Obi Mikel

    Allowed Davis and others too much space in the middle in the first half. Replaced by Ramires in the second half.

  • Victor Moses
    10
    36
    3.00

    Victor Moses

    Got the better of Shaw a couple of times but wasted the openings with a poor cross and an equally bad touch. Won the corner that led to the Blues' equaliser. Saw a deflected effort brilliantly saved by Davis.

  • Marko Marin
    14
    31
    2.50

    Marko Marin

    Assisted Terry's equaliser with a decent corner and battled hard in midfield but went missing at times. Brought off in the second period.

  • Fernando Torres
    50
    33
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    At times broke at pace and was sharp on the ball. Penalised for hand ball when he thought he had equalised. Bright at times but didn't really offer a goal threat.

Substitutions

  • Ramires
    17
    18
    2.50

    Ramires

    Came on for Mikel in the second half and offered more going forward as he threatened with a few winding runs.

  • Eden Hazard
    44
    19
    3.00

    Eden Hazard

    Replaced Marin in the second half and really made a difference to Chelsea's attacking tempo as they searched for a goal.

  • Yossi Benayoun
    8
    20

    Yossi Benayoun

    Brought on late in the game for the below-par Oscar.

Results
 
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