London, Oct 2 / BNA / Late goals by Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell led Chelsea to the top of the Premier League after their 3-1 win over 10-man Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, the Associated Press reported.
James Ward-Prowse scored the equalizer for Southampton only from a penalty kick to be sent off in the 77th minute after a late intervention on Jorginho.
That opened the door for Werner and Chilwell to get the Blues back on winning ways after back-to-back defeats against Manchester City in the league and Juventus in the Champions League.
Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton increased Chelsea’s chance of climbing to the top and, after an often difficult trial, Thomas Tuchel’s side were forced to.
Trevoh Chalobah’s header gave Chelsea the lead in the ninth minute, before Chilwell turned the header of former Chelsea academy star Tino Livramento in the penalty area.
Ward-Prowse converted the penalty to threaten Chelsea’s ambitions to move into first place, only for Werner to fire Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross for the first time to spark festivities with a relief in the 85th minute.