There was to be no instant response following the midweek debacle against Porto, as Jose Mourinho’s charges were outplayed in the second half to continue their poor league start.
Chelsea’s miserable 2015-16 season continued as they fell to a stunning 3-1 defeat against a rampant Southampton side at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The hosts took the lead through Willian’s free-kick, but Steven Davis deservedly levelled proceedings just before half-time.
Chelsea thought they should have had a penalty when Radamel Falcao was brought down by Maarten Stekelenburg in the second half shortly before Sadio Mane put the Saints in front after a mistake from the returning John Terry. Graziano Pelle then sealed a victory which piles further pressure on manager Jose Mourinho.