Southampton were swept aside by an impressive Chelsea team at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon as Maurizio Sarri’s men came away with a 3-0 win.
The Blues were in fine form and capitalised on Southampton’s missed chances, producing a clinical display to consign Saints to yet another defeat in the Premier League.
Eden Hazard netted Chelsea’s first after Saints lost possession on the edge of their own box. After the interval, Ross Barkley tapped home from close range before a last-minute goal from Alvaro Morata sealed the win for the visitors.
Few players stood out for Southampton in their humbling defeat to Chelsea but, as always, we have selected our man of the match from the game and have gone with Nathan Redmond this weekend.
The winger has enjoyed a strong start to the new season and continued in a similar vein of form, turning in an energetic and industrious display.
Redmond was always a threat and aimed to get on the ball as often as he could in tight spaces. He looked to turn and run with the ball quickly and helped to relieve pressure on his teammates.
The 24-year-old came close to netting his first goal of the season in the second half, but Kepa Arrizabalaa was equal to his dipping effort.
Redmond will hope to perform in a similar manner after the international break, with Southampton looking to clinch an all-important result against high-flying Bournemouth.