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Chelsea held as Southampton end losing streak

Chelsea were on Saturday held as Southampton ended their losing streak in the Premier League giving them hope for revival.

The host went ahead through on-loan Liverpool striker Takumi Minamino who comfortably controled the ball before beating Chelsea number one keeper Edouard Mendy.

Southampton was leading at the break before Mason Mount equalized for Chelsea from the penalty spot when Danny Ings brought him down in the 54th minute.

Both sides failed to double their leads and it was the Saints who went close to find the second when Jannik Vestergaard’s attempt hit the crossbar before it was sent to the side netting by Danny Ings.

Southampton manager Hasenhuttl expressed his satisfaction with results terming it as a win given their recent results and tough Premier League fixture.

The draw leaves Chelsea in fourth position with 43 points from 25 matches played as the Saints hold 13th position with 30 points from 24 matches played.

Southampton have been the biggest losers in the Premier League dropping points and position from the previous third position in the first round of matches.

Chelsea on the other side are finding their way back after sacking former player and coach Frank Lampard and replacing him with former PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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