Thomas Tuchel speaks: “Clearly yes,” the Chelsea manager tells BT Sport, upon being asked if Chelsea missed an opportunity today. “We had enough chances and opportunities to win. Sometimes it’s like this in football, you concede one chance and they score.
“We were very, very good in the first 80 metres of the pitch but in the last 20 I was not happy. We were not decisive enough. We were not aggressive enough. We were not clinical enough … to create more big chances where you cannot miss. Our decision-making was not good enough.
“We ended our own attacks ourselves with bad choices, with poor decisions … with balls that werre over-hit or under-hit. Imissed the aggressiveness and determination in the box to finish this game early. We had a lot of opportunities but the last 20 metres was not good enough today.”
He goes on to say he did not take Tammy Abraham off because he was injured, and further adds that he was not happy with his replacement Callum Hudson-Odoi’s energy, attitude or counter-pressing “so we decided to take him off again”.
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Championship: It’s finished Coventry 2-0 Brentford at St Andrew’s, where the visitors’ automatic promotion hopes have taken another knock. Tyler Walker scored both goals to consign Thomas Franck’s side to their third consecutive defeat.
Full-time: Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
Premier League: It’s finished all square at St Mary’s, where Southampton dug in to hold on for a draw that ends their six-match losing streak. Takumi Minamina fired them ahead in the first half, before Mason Mount equalised from the spot in the second for Chelsea. The visitors dominated in the second half but couldn’t find a winner.
Meanwhile in Spain: Atletico Madrid have the chance to extend their lead at the top of La Liga this afternoon. They play Levante this afternoon at 3.15pm (GMT) and a win put them nine points clear of Real Madrid having played the same number of games. In the day’s Five-Letter Word Team Names Beginnning With E derby, Elche lead Eibar 1-0 after an hour.
Burnley v West Brom line-ups
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Westwood, Cork, Brownhill, McNeil, Rodriguez, Vydra.
Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Bardsley, Long, Nartey, Dunne, Benson, Glennon, Mumbongo.
West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, Phillips, Yokuslu, Gallagher, Maitland-Niles, Pereira, Diagne.
Subs: Button, Robson-Kanu, Robinson, Livermore, Diangana, Sawyers, Peltier, O’Shea, Grant.
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Premier League: It remains 1-1 at St Mary’s in the game between Southampton and Chelsaea. Callum Hudson-Odoi, who came on at half-time, has just been hooked by Thomas Tuchel and replaced with Hakim Ziyech. He didn’t look injured although I suspect his pride has taken a knock.
League One: It’s half-time at the Priestfield Stadium, where the deadlock remains resolutely unbroken between GIllingham and Bristol Rovers.
Championship: Second in the Championship, Brentford are having a bad day at the office. They trail Coventry 2-0 at St Andrew’s and Tyler Walker is on a hat-trick.
GOAL! Southampton 1-1 Chelsea (Mount 54pen)
Premier League: With Jorginho on the bench, Mason Mount steps up to slot the spot-kick home. He fires the ball into the bottom right-hand corner, beyond Alex McCarthy’s dive.
Penalty at St Mary’s …
Premier League: We’re in the early stages of the second half at St Mary’s, where Southampton lead by the only of the game and Thomas Tuchel is looking increasingly animated on the Chelsea bench. However, Chelsea have just won a penalty and Rob Smyth has the latest …
With Rangers and Celtic in action tomorrow against Dundee United and Ross County respectively, Hibernian are the highest placed team in action today. Third in the table, they entertain Hamilton, who will be hoping to increase the one-point gap between themselves and bottom side Ross County.
Today’s Scottish Premiership fixtures
- Aberdeen v Kilmarnock
- Hibernian v Hamilton Academical
- Motherwell v St Johnstone
- St Mirren v Livingston
- View the Scottish Premiership table
Wes Hoolahan continues to pull the strings for league leaders Cambridge United at the ripe old age of 38 and will be hoping to keep them top with a win at Mansfield, who are 16 points and 14 places below them in the table. In second place, Forest Green have the day off and will play Newport County tomorrow. Third placed Cheltenham Town host Bradford City at Whaddon Road.
Today’s League Two fixtures
- Exeter City v Grimsby Town (postponed)
- Barrow v Morecambe
- Cheltenham Town v Bradford City
- Crawley Town v Colchester United
- Leyton Orient v Port Vale
- Mansfield Town v Cambridge United
- Salford City v Carlisle United
- Scunthorpe United v Harrogate
- Southend United v Bolton Wanderers
- Stevenage v Walsall
- Tranmere Rovers v Oldham Athletic
- View the League Two table
Still without a manager since the dismissal of Paul Tisdale, Bristol Rovers are at Gillingham for today’s early kick-off in the third division. Tommy Widdrington is in charge for today’s game at Priestfield, where it’s currently scoreless after 34 minutes.
Today’s League One fixtures
- Gillingham v Bristol Rovers (latest score)
- Accrington Stanley v Shrewsbury Town
- Burton Albion v Sunderland
- Doncaster Rovers v Hull City
- Fleetwood Town v Charlton Athletic
- Ipswich Town v Oxford United
- MK Dons v Northampton Town
- Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon
- Portsmouth v Blackpool
- Rochdale v Plymouth Argyle
- Swindon Town v Crewe
- Wigan Athletic v Lincoln City
- View the League One table
Watford beat Derby County by the odd goal of three at Vicarage Road last night to go third in the Championship table. They pulled level on points with second placed Brentford, who kicked off against Coventry City in today’s early game at St Andrew’s and at half-time trail to a Tyler Walker penalty in the 18th minute.
Today’s Championship fixtures
- Coventry City 1-0 Brentford (latest score)
- Bristol City v Barnsley
- Cardiff City v Preston
- Huddersfield Town v Swansea
- Millwall v Wycombe
- Norwich City v Rotherham
- Nottingham Forest v Blackburn Rovers
- QPR v Bournemouth
- Reading v Middlesbrough
- Sheffield Wednesday v Birmingham City
- Stoke City v Luton Town
- View the Championship table
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After last night’s Wolves win over Leeds at Molineux, Southampton and Chelsea got the top flight ball rolling at Saint Mary’s this lunchtime, with the hosts hoping to avoid a sixth consecutive Premier League defeat and their visitors plotting to make it five on the spin. It’s half-time and the game is currently going the way of Southampton, who took the lead courtesy of a very tidy Takumi Minamino finish that was very much against the run of play. Chelsea have been dominant, but have created little or nothing in the way of goalscoring opportunities.
Today’s Premier League fixtures
- Southampton 1-0 Chelsea (latest score)
- Burnley v West Brom (3pm)
- Liverpool v Everton (5.30pm)
- Fulham v Sheffield United (8pm)
- View the Premier League table
Greetings one and all. Welcome to your one-stop shop for all the news that’s fit to print (and a lot more that isn’t) on this afternoon’sd football action. It’s one for the purists at 3pm in thge Premier League as Burnley entertain West Brom at Turf Moor. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of action from the Championship, League One and League Two to keep tabs on and we might even cast an eye north of the border towards Scotland and further afield around Europe too. Stay tuned for team news, build-up, updates on all the goals as they go in and post match-reaction.