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Chelsea held by Southampton but goes 6 points clear at top

Chelsea held 1-1 by Southampton but goes 6 points clear of Manchester City at top of league

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, left, competes for the ball with Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin during the English Premier League soccer match between Chels...
Chelsea's Diego Costa, centre, celebrates a goal with teammate Oscar during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Southampton at...
Chelsea's Eden Hazard, right,  competes for the ball with Southampton's Steven Davis, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea a...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, left, competes for the ball with Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin during the English Premier League soccer match between Chels...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Chelsea's Diego Costa, centre, celebrates a goal with teammate Oscar during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Southampton at...

Britain Soccer Premier League

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, right, competes for the ball with Southampton's Steven Davis, during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea a...

LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea was frustrated by Southampton's dogged defending and Fraser Forster's saves on Sunday, going six points clear of Manchester City with a 1-1 draw but missing the chance to open up a bigger lead at the Premier League summit.

After Diego Costa ended a seven-game goal drought for Chelsea, Southampton quickly leveled from the spot through Dusan Tadic in the 19th minute and seized the initiative.

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois came to Chelsea's rescue with instinctive saves in the first half. And Chelsea was then repeatedly thwarted after the break by Forster demonstrating why Southampton has conceded the fewest goals this season.

After opening the league season with 10 successive home wins, Chelsea has drawn three of its last four but it still has a game in hand over second-place City.


Updated : 2021-09-26 18:11 GMT+08:00