Dec 1, 2013 at 4.10pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Cahill (55'), Terry (62'), Ba (90')
Essien (32')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Rodriguez (1')
Lallana (52'), Schneiderlin (64'), Rodriguez (71'), Osvaldo (84')

Half-Time Report: Southampton lead at Chelsea

Jay Rodriguez's early goal gives Southampton a 1-0 lead over Chelsea at half time.

Jay Rodriguez's goal after 13 seconds has given Southampton the lead against Chelsea at half time at Stamford Bridge.

The recently-capped England forward latched onto Michael Essien's poor back-pass with just seconds on the clock to fire past Petr Cech in the Chelsea goal.

Southampton's English striker Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammate Italian striker Dani Osvaldo during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge in London on December 1, 2013© Getty Images

Eden Hazard had a chance for the Blues, but his shot was charged down inside the area by the Southampton defence.

Jose Mourinho's side probed for the equaliser, but were unable to break down Southampton's typically stubborn resistance.

Adam Lallana made space for a shot after 40 minutes, but his 25-yard effort was dragged wide after initial good work to escape the attention of Essien.

Oscar had a chance moments later but his header was comfortably held by Artur Boruc following good work from Fernando Torres.

Torres was denied towards the end of the half by Boruc as the Poland keeper kept out the Spaniard's header.

Fernando Torres of Chelsea celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on October 27, 2013
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