Date: 17th December 2017 at 9:55am
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A home win, albeit a nervy one late on, keeps Chelsea well-placed when it comes to finishing in a Champions League qualifying position come next May.

Following the narrow in we`ve cobbled together a few fascinating facts for you to mull over:

? Marco Alonso continues to deliver the goods as an attacking threat. The Spaniard has been involved in 14 goals for Chelsea this season, a figure no other defender can match.

? Alonso has had 34 shots for Chelsea this season, a figure only Alvaro Morata, with 49 can beat.

? The 1-0 win means that Southampton have only kept 1 clean-sheet in 25 Premier League games against Chelsea.

? When it comes to playing reigning champions, Southampton invariably perform poorly, in 41 visits to the home of the champions, Southampton have won on just 2 occasions, Leeds in 1970 and Chelsea in 2015.

? Since the last of the 2016 / 2017 season, Chelsea have scored from 7 direct free-kicks, no other Premier League side can match that figure.

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