Chelsea scored two late targets as Thomas Tuchel’s facet bounced again from consecutive defeats to beat winless Southampton and transfer prime of the Premier League.
Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell struck within the remaining six minutes after Saints had been decreased to 10 males following the dismissal of captain James Ward-Prowse for a poor problem on Jorginho.
Academy product Trevoh Chalobah put the hosts forward after 9 minutes, swooping on the again put up to move in his second of the season after Ruben Loftus-Cheek flicked on Chilwell’s nook.
A dominant Chelsea had the ball within the internet on two additional events within the first half, nevertheless, Romelu Lukaku was flagged offside and Werner’s header was dominated out following a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters within the build-up.
The hosts had been punished for not extending their benefit when former Chelsea participant Tino Livramento was tripped by Chilwell within the field and Ward-Prowse fired within the ensuing penalty.
Nevertheless, the guests couldn’t maintain out for a degree following the lack of their skipper, whose yellow card was upgraded to a straight purple after referee Martin Atkinson considered the pitchside monitor.
And having misplaced 1-0 to Juventus within the Champions League in midweek after their unbeaten league begin was ended by Manchester Metropolis, Werner and Chilwell’s late strikes ensured Chelsea returned to profitable methods at Stamford Bridge.