Jan 16, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
2-2
Southampton
Hazard (45'), Ba (25')
Luiz (84')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Puncheon (75'), Lambert (58')

Rafael Benitez rues missed chances

Benitez rues missed chances
© PA Photos
Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez says that his side need to be more efficient in front of goal after watching them throw away a two-goal lead against Southampton.

Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has admitted that his side need to be more clinical in front of goal following their 2-2 draw with Southampton.

The Blues stormed into a 2-0 lead at Stamford Bridge through Demba Ba and Eden Hazard, but second-half goals from Rickie Lambert and Jason Puncheon ensured a share of the spoils.

"We have to be more clinical when we have chances. We have to manage the game, score the third goal and finish the game but we did not do it. We had a lot of chances again, even at 2-0 up, but we did not take them," BBC Sport quotes Benitez as saying.

The Spaniard refused to field questions on Chelsea's title aspirations after the game, insisting that his players are focused only on the next game.

"We are in the top three so we will try to be as high as possible, then try to think about the next game," he added.

The result leaves Chelsea in third place in the Premier League table, while Southampton move above Newcastle United into 15th place.

Jason Puncheon nets his team's second goal against Chelsea on January 16, 2013
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