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  • Updated: February 18, 2023

EPL: Ward-Prowse's Free-Kick Upsets Chelsea As Lowly Saints Claim Win

EPL: Ward-Prowse's Free-Kick Upsets Chelsea As Lowly Saints

James Ward-Prowse Free-Kick

In a stunning upset, the Premier League's basement club, Southampton, clinched a precious three points against Chelsea in a nail-biting 1-0 victory on Saturday.

James Ward-Prowse, Southampton's maestro midfielder, demonstrated his trademark finesse by unleashing an awe-inspiring free kick that left Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa, sprawling helplessly as the ball sailed past him and into the top corner of the net.

The game was far from over, and tensions were high as the second half got underway. Chelsea's captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, received a nasty blow to the head in a goalmouth clash, which left him writhing in pain on the pitch.

Physios from both clubs rushed to his aid, and after nearly ten minutes of treatment, the Spaniard was eventually carried off on a stretcher, leaving the home crowd in a state of shock.

Despite spending almost 300 million pounds in the January transfer window, Chelsea were unable to find the back of the net against the spirited Southampton side led by caretaker coach Ruben Selles.

The Blues looked livelier in the second half when Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz came on, but the Southampton defense held firm, frustrating the home team with their tenacity and resilience.

As the final whistle blew, the Southampton players erupted in jubilation, while Chelsea's Graham Potter cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines. With this crucial win, Southampton moves one step closer to securing their Premier League survival, while Chelsea languish in 10th place on the table, a staggering 10 points behind the top four. 

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