Southampton held league leaders to a 1-1 draw in their own backyard this afternoon, following a battling performance from both sides in which neither could grind out a vital victory.
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Here’s how the Blues players rated:
Thibaut Courtois – 7
Unlucky not to get to Tadic’s penalty and imposed himself in a few goal mouth scrambles where other goalkeepers may have made mistakes.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6
Provided the assist for Costa’s headed opener and will feel annoyed not to have been awarded a penalty in the first half. Took an appalling dive in the second half though and offered little else.
John Terry – 6
Had a shocking miss in the last few minutes which would have won Chelsea the match, other than that did what he had to do to a reasonable standard.
Gary Cahill – 6
Was tested in a few goalmouth scrambles for Southampton and came out without conceding any goals. The defence looked shaky when tested by Tadic and Mane though.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 6
Another player who did enough, but no more. Occasionally got forward and contributed defensively but did nothing especially impressive in the match.