Hello, welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League Matchday 24 fixtures. Our main coverage will be the match at Stamford Bridge where Graham Potter's Blues look to get all three points when the relegation-threatened Saints.
- FULL TIME: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton. The Blues fall to another defeat again in the Preier League after James Ward Prowse proved the difference. #CHESOU
- 90+12' CHANCE! Chelsea Mudryk on the volley but it was always going wide and it's a goalkick to the Saints. #CHESOU
- 90+7' Chelsea still searching for the equalizer. And all the games have ended in the 4pm kick off except of coures the encounter at Stamford Bridge. #CHESOU
- FULL TIME: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Manchester City. What a result for Steve Coope rand even more importantly Mikel Arteta. The result now means Arsenal return ti the top of the Premier League after City slipped up.
- 90' There will be 12 added minutes of stoppage time at the Bridge. Chelsea need to respond. But again I ask, will they? #CHESOU
- 89' Over at the Amex, FULHAM HAVE OPENED THE SCORING against BRIGHTON. Manor Solomon gets what's looks like a potential winner. Brighton 0-1 Fulham. #BRIFUL #PL
- Approaching the 90th-minute mark at most of ur match centres. The goals have come in the second half. #PL
- 85 minutes at the Bridge. Southampton still lead Chelsea 0-1 Potter had made two more changes. Will the subs pay off? #CHESOU
- Meanwhile, there's been a goal at the City Ground. NOTTINGHAM FOREST EQUALIZE AGAINST MANCHESTER CITY. Chris Wood in the 84th minute. 1-1!! and Arsenal return to the Top of the summit. What a twist.
- Into the final 10 minutes of the 90 in all the 4pm kick offs. Chelsea still trailing here as Azpilicueta is put on the stretcher. I hope it's not too serious for the Blues skipper #CHESOU
- 75' SOUTHAMPTON YELLOW CARD: Sékou Mara is awarded a yellow card for a nasty boot in the face to Cesar Azpilicueta, who has been receiving medical attention for several minutes. Hopefully he's okay. #CHESOU
- 74' There's been a stoppage at the Stamford Bridge after a clash of heads. Cesar Azpilicueta is down on the turf and receieving treatment. #CHESOU
- Meanwhile, we head to the Brentford Community Stadium, where Crystal Palace have opened the scoring against Brentford. Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise combined in the 69th minute to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. #PL #CRYBRE
- 70' CHELSEA CHANCE!! AGAIN WHAT A BLOCK FROM SOUTHAMPTON! Sterling sees his effort blocked again. Oh my..What a game. That's proper defending from the Saints.
- 67' CHELSEA CHANCE!! HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN?? Raheem Sterling nearly thought he scored there but what a block from Naitland-Miles! That's just insane. What a block. I thought that was the leveller honestly. The Blues still trail 1-0 #CHESOU
- Chelsea have far been the better side in the second 45 minutes at the Bridge, they just need to get that ball in the back of the net. They've created chances but credit to the Saints for defending pretty well. #CHESOU
- 64' Chelsea make two more changes with Mykhailo Mudryk and Kai Havertz coming on for Mason Mount and Noni Madueke. #CHESOU
- Meanwhile, there's been a GOAL at Goodison Park, Sean Dyche still enjoying his start to life at the Merseyside. Seamus Coleman puts Everton 1-0 up against Leeds United after an assist by Alex Iwobi in the 64th minute. #PL #EVELEE
- But seriously, guys....I mean how good is James Wrad Prowse? #CHESOU
- 60 minutes played, Chelsea still trail 1-0 at home to Southampton. Graham Potter's men need to respond and fast. #CHESOU
- 58' Southampton make three changes now. The visitors would be looking to protect their lead..that's for sure. #CHESOU
- 52' Chelsea looking more dangerous in the second half. Raheem Sterling has been the game changer so far. Two chances already seven minutes after the restart. #CHESOU
- GOAL!! WOLVES 0-1 BOURNEMOUTH! #PL
- SECOND HALF resumes across all match centres. How ill Chelsea respond is the big question.. #CHESOU
- HALF TIME: Chelsea 0-1 Southampton. James Ward Prowse's trademark freekick gives the Sainst a crucial 1-0 lead against the Blues. #CHESOU
- 45+1' GOAL!! SOUTHAMPTON: James Ward-Prowse fires home a beauty of a freekick to give the Saints a 1-0 lead against Chelsea. #CHESOU
- Meanwhile, we've finally had the first goal of the 4pm kick offs. It's as you would expect....... Manchester City have opened the scoring against Nottingham Forest courtesy of a strike by Bernardo Silva in the 41st minute. The champions return to the top of the table if it stays this way at full time.
- 40' CHANCE! Chelsea come close again but Datro Fofana sees his shot go straight at Bazunu.
- 39' CHANCE! Chelsea come close again after a series of blocks from Southampton in the box. It's still 0-0 between both teams. #CHESOU
- We're approaching the 40-minute mark and interestingly, it's been a cagey affair in all match centres. #PL
- 34' This Chelsea team don't quite look like they've gelled yet. The quality differs across all aspects of the team, it almost looks like a mismatch. Still waiting for the opener though. #CHESOU
- 30 minutes played in all match centres and no goals to report yet. Wonder what's the hold up.....#PL #CHESOU
- Well it's the story of the New Year for Chelsea. The Blues drop far too many points because they fail to take their chances. They need goals and they need points to finish the season strongly. #CHESOU
- 28' CHANCE!! Cesar Azpilicueta finds the side netting. What a chance that was after a brilliant passage of play. #CHESOU
- 24 minutes gone at Stamford Bridge and sit's seemed an even contest so far. No goals yet but it's been a half-chance fest. #CHESOU
- Hmmm. A bit strange but it's 20 minutes played now and still no goals in any of the games in the Premier League. Who will opne the scoring? #PL #CHESOU
- 14 minutes played in all match centres and still no goals yet. If you played 10 minutes draw in your tickets. I'm pretty sure you can be pleased. #PL #CHESOU
- KICK OFF!! And we're underway at the Bridge. It's Chelsea vs Southampton. #CHESOU
- #CHESOU: Here's how both teams line up
- The fixture at Stamford Bridge is set for the 4:00 PM WAT kick off. For fans who would like to follow the action in other match centres, not to worry, as we'll be delivering updates from other match venues as it happens, with six fixtures including Manchester City who would be looking to return back to the top of the table following Arsenal's comeback win against Aston Villa earlier today.
- Nathan Jones was sacked on Monday as the Southampton manager, after only winning one Premier League match during his time in charge of Saints. The visitors continue their search for a new manager as they seek to avoid relegation this season.
- Chelsea have looked a shadow of their former self in recent weeks, but finally hope to return to winning ways against the bottom-placed side on the summit.
- A win for Chelsea today could help their ambitions of playing European football this season. Graham Potter's Men have failed to win any game since the start of the new year, despite the arrival of attractive talents at the club in January.
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