Chelsea recorded a shock 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, on Wednesday night, as Premier League strugglers Southampton came from a two-goal disadvantage to claim a deserved point in London.
Rafa Benitez’ men dominated procedures in the first-half, with new Blues’ signing Demba Ba opening the scoring by hitting home Cesar Azpilicueta’s deflected cross in the 25th minute.
Eden Hazard doubled Chelsea’s lead a few minutes before the break with a precise half-volley.
After halftime, Nigel Adkins decided to bring Rickie Lambert on, and within three minutes of entering the pitch, the 30-year-old put his side back into the game darting in front of Cahill and thumping an unstoppable header past Petr Cech.
A motivated Southampton completed their comeback when Jason Puncheon powered in a late equaliser, shocking the Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea failed to respond to their visitors’ revival as their poor home form continues.