Playing on their home ground at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's First Division team scored a convincing win over Southampton by three goals to nil on Saturday (23rd October), having previously made an uneven start to the season.
TV PAN..Chelsea attack left to right and Baldwin scores
STV Second half in progress. Southampton, from loft to right, attack Chelsea goal
MTV Chelsea's Kember scores well and congratulated
STV Southampton attack but fail to score
GTV PAN..Hollins scores from penalty for Chelsea
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Background: Playing on their home ground at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea's First Division team scored a convincing win over Southampton by three goals to nil on Saturday (23rd October), having previously made an uneven start to the season. Scorers for Chelsea were Baldwin, Kember and Hollins.
SYNOPSIS: Chelsea, playing here from left to right, treated their fans to a convincing win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Both teams had begun the season unevenly, but in this match Chelsea dominance was established from the start. After a fine sideline run by Steve Kember, Baldwin raced up to direct the centre-kick into the net.
In the second half Southampton showed occasional penetration but seemed to be missing the services of Welsh International, Ron Davies. In his place, though, Paine and Channon did their best to unsettle the Chelsea defence.
Steve Kember scored his first goal for Chelsea in the 62nd minute. It was his second home appearance since transferring from Crystal Palace.
Despite sporadic raids by Southampton the Chelsea defence held well.
Shortly before fulltime this penalty by John Hollins gave Chelsea a 3-nil victory.