Timo Werner celebrates goal against Southampton. Photo credit: Sky Sports.

Chelsea overcame 10-man Southampton 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, with Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell both striking late in a game shrouded in VAR controversy.

The Blues opened the scoring through Trevoh Chalobah early header at 9th minute and Thomas Tuchel’s men thought they had doubled their lead when Werner’s header was ruled out by VAR for a foul from Cesar Azpilicueta on Kyle Walker-Peters in the build-up.

Southampton came back into the game as a foul by Ben Chilwell on Tino Livramento inside the box allowed James Ward-Prowse to level (61) but the Saints captain then saw red for a late challenge on Jorginho, upgraded to a red following VAR review.

Chelsea took full advantage as Werner met Azpilicueta’s cross to restore the host’s lead (84), and Chilwell added a third five minutes later to ensure Tuchel’s men returned to winning ways – and top of the Premier League table ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Manchester tomorrow.

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