Chelsea Is a Mess

Published on 4-Oct-2015 by srijan213

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Chelsea Is a Mess

The defending champions are performing like anything else but champions.

Chelsea’s losing streak was extended by Southampton’s Saints, who staged an impressive 1-3 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were and undefeated 15-4-0 at their ground last season. So far in this campaign, the Special One's charges are a plodding 1-1-2 there.

For a moment, Chelsea flattered to deceive, as Willian justified the price of every fan's ticket with this stunner in the 10th minute:

Seems like the Force was with him.

Intentional or not, it is going down in the book of greatest free kicks.

The day's irony began to become clear just before the half. After all, it's not Southampton that should be compared to the Death Star. The Saints are simply a clever side from the South Coast:

Now, that's well-timed service! Steven Davis owes a few pints to his mates.

Unorthodoxy was the theme for the Saints' next tally, but full marks to Sadio Mané & Co for their energy and vision:

The Blues' defense looks worse than Manchester United's, which lately, is saying something.

Any hopes of a Chelsea redemption had just strolled out of the park, but the Saints weren't done yet. By extension, that meant Graziano Pellè was looking to reverse an early personal trend:

The rumblings were starting to become full-throated before the match -- as in, John Terry? Defense? Really? -- but as accurate as they've become, José Mourinho remains defiant.

After all, he's not Brendan Rodgers.