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Clearance made by Gary Cahill.
The referee brings the game to a close.
Free kick taken by Dejan Lovren.
Unfair challenge on James Ward-Prowse by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick.
Cesar Azpilicueta manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Morgan Schneiderlin.
Unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez by Nascimento Ramires results in a free kick.
Clearance by Jose Fonte.
Rickie Lambert gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole.
Clearance by Dejan Lovren.
Jose Fonte restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Nathaniel Clyne on Cesar Azpilicueta, free kick awarded.
Michael Essien is brought on as a substitute for Eden Hazard.
Centre by Nathaniel Clyne.
James Ward-Prowse restarts play with the free kick.
Emboaba Oscar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez.
Clearance made by John Terry.
Jay Rodriguez delivers the ball.
Shot by Nascimento Ramires went wide right of the net.
Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.
James Ward-Prowse on for Steven Davis.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres.
Corner taken short by Emboaba Oscar.
Eden Hazard crosses the ball.
Dejan Lovren takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Nathaniel Clyne.
Da Silva Willian slots the ball right footed into the goal. Southampton 0-2 Chelsea.Emboaba Oscar provided the assist for the goal.
John Terry fouled by Rickie Lambert, the ref awards a free kick.
Dejan Lovren makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Steven Davis.
Mikel manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Nathaniel Clyne.
Gaston Ramirez manages to make a clearance.
Calum Chambers makes a clearance.
Dejan Lovren concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dejan Lovren by Emboaba Oscar.
Rickie Lambert takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.
Rickie Lambert is brought on as a substitute for Jack Cork.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Nathaniel Clyne results in a free kick.
Corner taken by Steven Davis from the left by-line.
Emboaba Oscar is booked.
Da Silva Willian is brought on as a substitute for Andre Schurrle.
Emboaba Oscar replaces Juan Mata.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gaston Ramirez.
Eden Hazard is caught offside.
Clearance by John Terry.
The referee gets the second half started.
Adam Lallana sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Calum Chambers results in a free kick.
Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Jose Fonte takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Petr Cech parries the effort to safety.
Dejan Lovren has an effort at goal. John Terry gets a block in.
Centre by Calum Chambers.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Gaston Ramirez.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
(Southampton) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Clyne coming on for Luke Shaw.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Gaston Ramirez.
Ashley Cole makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Calum Chambers.
Gaston Ramirez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Gary Cahill.
John Terry makes a clearance.
Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Nascimento Ramires.
Dejan Lovren manages to make a clearance.
Andre Schurrle crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Gaston Ramirez challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Steven Davis makes a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata.
Nascimento Ramires takes a shot. Kelvin Davis parries the ball away.
Unfair challenge on Gaston Ramirez by Andre Schurrle results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Mikel fouled by Adam Lallana, the ref awards a free kick.
Jose Fonte makes a clearance.
Free kick crossed by Gaston Ramirez.
Adam Lallana fouled by Mikel Mikel, the ref awards a free kick.
Gaston Ramirez takes a shot and missed to the right of the goal.
Juan Mata manages to make a clearance.
John Terry restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Steven Davis.
Luke Shaw crosses the ball.
Shot by Adam Lallana. Cesar Azpilicueta gets a block in.
Nascimento Ramires makes a clearance.
Juan Mata takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gaston Ramirez on Juan Mata.
Shot by Fernando Torres cleared the bar.
Foul by Mikel Mikel on Gaston Ramirez, free kick awarded.
Calum Chambers crosses the ball.
Adam Lallana takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in.
Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cesar Azpilicueta on Adam Lallana.
Nascimento Ramires takes a shot.
Free kick taken by John Terry.
Jack Cork gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard.
Clearance made by Calum Chambers.
Andre Schurrle takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Jose Fonte.
Gary Cahill makes a clearance.
Shot by Fernando Torres. Blocked by Jose Fonte.
Fernando Torres sends in a cross.
The referee gets the game started.
Davis aspires to ruthless Blues
Chelsea may not be firing on all cylinders but Steven Davis believes the ruthless efficiency Jose Mourinho's title-chasing side possess is something Southampton should aspire to.
Just five weeks ago, Saints' best ever start to a top-flight season saw them within a win of moving top of the table.
However, a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal put paid to those hopes and began a run which has seen them win just one of their past eight.
Those statistics do not fairly represent Saints' impressive displays, injury problems and level of opposition, but they do highlight areas to improve on.
"I don't think there is any feeling within the team that we're on a slippery slope or anything like that," midfielder Davis said.
"We have been in games, overall our general play has been good and we just have to cut out certain errors at the back and be a bit more clinical going forward as a team as well.
"I don't think it has dented our confidence in anyway. There is still that belief in terms of how we want to play and everybody is 100 per cent behind the methods.
"I think if the start of the season we had been looking at this position, we would have been relatively happy.
"We have seen a lot of progression from where we came from, our first Premier League season.
"This month, in particular, has been difficult in terms of the fixtures we've had. We've probably been a little unfortunate in certain games, naive in certain games.
"That is something we need to learn from and try to put right.
"As a whole, there are a lot of positives to take forwards and a good progression being made."
Something Davis knows Saints could do with is a mental strength similar to Wednesday's opponent Chelsea.
Despite having failed to reach their best yet, the west London side could go top of the pile on New Year's Day thanks to an unerring ability to grind out results.
"We managed to beat them towards the end of the season when we beat some of the bigger teams at home last season," Davis said. "It is something we hope to replicate again.
"We know how strong Chelsea are, even though they don't seem to be firing on all cylinders yet."
Michael Essien could leave Chelsea in the transfer window, according to his agent.
The Ghana midfielder spent last season on loan with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, but has managed just three Barclays Premier League appearances this term.
Essien joined Chelsea from Lyon in 2005, moving on to claim two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the Champions League.
The 31-year-old has been omitted from Chelsea's Champions League squad so far this season.
Agent Fabian Piveteau believes that could help pave the way for a move to another big European club during the January window.
"He could leave Chelsea this winter," Piveteau told French radio station RMC.
"Several major European clubs playing in the Champions League were informed and the situation should settle down within the next 10 days.
"You should know that Michael was not on the list of players who can play in the Champions League with Chelsea, so he is free to play in the competition with another club."
Piveteau rejected a return to Essien's first club Bastia out of hand, admitting that the 52-cap midfielder will only seek to move to a club of similar standing.
He said: "In Ligue 1 he could play only at Paris Saint Germain or Lyon, but Bastia, FC Sochaux, for them to support the salary of a Chelsea player, it is already impossible."
Meanwhile Blues striker Patrick Bamford could be swapping MK Dons for Derby as he builds experience through loan deals meanwhile.
The 20-year-old has fired 16 goals for the Dons this season, and could now be set to swap Sky Bet League One for the Championship.
Nottingham Forest academy product Bamford joined Chelsea in January 2012, signing a five-year contract.
Manager Steve McClaren admitted England Under-21 star Bamford fits the profile of loan targets for the club.
"We are having a little look around," he told the Derby Telegraph.
"I am pleased with the team, pleased with the squad but maybe it has not got that depth.
"We are going to have a little look at that but, certainly, if everyone stays fit, we have got 15 or 16 players contributing and doing very well.
"What we have done is we have gone for younger players, the likes of Andre Wisdom and Michael Keane, and even Simon Dawkins, who I keep thinking is only 18 or 19, and he is 26.
"So, we have gone for younger players from the top teams and we want that quality."
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