“The goal that made it 2-1 gave Southampton a big cheer and a big pat on the back. Coming off at half-time everyone in the stadium was up for it. Okay, it’s half-time. How are Chelsea going to react? They did not react at all in the second half.
“I think that Thomas Tuchel did all that he can with what he had on the bench. He went from a three, to a four, to a three again and bringing on all his attacking players that he thought he could in terms of senior professionals, but they just weren’t good enough.”
Fofana was announced the day after the Southampton defeat after completing his medical in the US, but a potential move for Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been complicated as the Gabon forward may require surgery after suffering a broken jaw during a robbery in his home.