Mason Mount’s second-half penalty earned Chelsea a 1-1 draw at Southampton as the Saints’ six-game Premier League losing streak came to an end.
Chelsea dominated right from the off, but for all their possession they created very little in the first half, and their wastefulness with the ball was punished as Takumi Minamino coolly put Saints in front in the 33rd minute – the first goal scored by an opponent against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
A determined performance 👊
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) February 20, 2021
The visitors were gifted the chance to get back into the game after Danny Ings’ clumsy tackle on Mount earned Chelsea a penalty, with Mount stepping up to slot home in the 54th minute.
Southampton stop their Premier League losing streak!
Chelsea fail to pull away from West Ham in the Champions League places… pic.twitter.com/oy45wtcZ1Y
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2021
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 20, 2021
With Saints sitting deep, Tuchel will be disappointed his side could not secure all three points, as Chelsea stay fourth and Saints climb to 13th.