Southampton withstood a second-half barrage from Premier League leaders Chelsea to take a point from Stamford Bridge thanks to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Diego Costa’s fifth goal in his last six league games gave Chelsea – seeking to capitalise on Manchester City’s surprise 1-0 defeat to Burnley – an early lead, although that lasted just eight minutes thanks to Dusan Tadic’s penalty.
Ronald Koeman’s side threatened to add a second against a home side appearing somewhat fatigued following Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League exit to Paris Saint-Germain.
However, while Jose Mourinho’s men were far from their fluent best, they always looked the more likely to grab a winner after the break, with Costa striking a post before Fraser Forster denied Willian, Eden Hazard and substitute Loic Remy.
Chelsea were ultimately unable to break through, but now lead nearest rivals City by six points at the top of the table and still hold a game in hand.
Southampton are likely to be heartened by a point as they maintain their bid for a European place, while Mourinho will hope his side can rediscover their killer touch as they bid to make his prediction of Premier League glory a reality.chelseaa4years ago My wife left me,because i was too WEAK in bed,but today she calls me Bed Champion.Now i finally discovered a Natural Solution that forces women to ask for more. " - CLICK HERE To See My Breakthrough. PROFITABLE FOREX TRADING; We GUARANTEE 37% weekly profit trading your forex account for you! WhatsApp +2348030797998 - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. How I Permanently Cured My Premature Ejaculation And Low Sperm Count Problem Without Any Side Effects Within 72hrs.And Confidently Last Over 35 Minutes Per Round In Bed.