Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a setback as Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert scored to earn struggling Southampton victory.
Rodriguez opened the scoring with a composed 23rd minute finish after good work by Lambert and Steven Davis.
John Terry marked his first league start since 2 February by heading a 33rd minute equaliser from a corner.
But Lambert’s 25-yard free-kick earned the Saints victory as Chelsea suffered a third straight away league defeat.
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