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Southampton: Fans react to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s comments after Chelsea defeat

Southampton: Fans react to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s comments after Chelsea defeat

Southampton started Sunday’s encounter against Chelsea with promise, pressing the Blues well when they found themselves out of possession and creating chances (as noted by the Guardian) in the final third when they found the ball at their feet. 

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Nathan Redmond saw a testing long-range effort fly narrowly over the bar early on, which had Southampton fans excited that their team would perhaps find some joy against Frank Lampard’s youthful-looking Blues outfit on home soil.

However, Tammy Abraham’s goal in the 17th minute dampened the hosts’ spirits, before Mason Mount’s second just seven minutes later really pegged the Saints back.

Danny Ings did grab one back for the home side on the half-hour mark after some fantastic build-up play from right-back Yan Valery, though it was yet again some calamitous defending which undone Southampton just before the break, when N’Golo Kante’s deflected shot found the back of the net to make it 3-1 to the visitors.

Michy Batshuayi sealed Saints’ fate in the last minute and the contest ended 4-1. Once again, it was a catalogue of defensive errors for Southampton, who have so far conceded 15 Premier League goals this season.

After the match, captain Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg highlighted the defensive frailties at the club, saying that he felt his team “conceded too easily”.

Here’s how some Saints fans reacted on Twitter..

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