Joe Cole accuses Chelsea star for Southampton opening goaL

Joe Cole blamed Kurt Zouma for switching off for Southampton’s opening goal.

The Blues drew 1-1 with the Saints and former England star Joe Cole believes there were a number of errors that led to the Saints’ opener at the St. Mary’s Stadium.


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‘Chelsea were in complete control and it was the first time Southampton have even got at Chelsea,’ Joe Cole told BT Sport.

‘They started to get a bit of possession but Chelsea were so dominant. That one moment.

‘If ever there was a welcome to the Premier League for Thomas Tuchel that’s it because he would have been sitting there thinking about what red wine he’s gonna have for dinner because this is going to be three points.

‘And the quality of Southampton, Redmond and Minamino… opened up Chelsea once and you’re 1-0 down.’

Cole further added: ‘Azpilicueta has a look to see where Danny Ings is so it’s good play. He’s trying to switch on, he’s trying to marshal his defence.

‘I feel for Kurt, when you’re in the middle of a back-three you can sometimes switch of because there’s nobody to mark but switches off is exactly what he does.

‘Minamino recognises there’s just an inch of space and he runs into it and then it’s all about the quality of pass.’



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