Despite the Premier League season being less than two months old, Chelsea have already taken a decision on on-loan striker Radamel Falcao. According to the Mirror, Chelsea have determined that they're unlikely to make the Colombian's loan deal permanent.
Falcao has scored just one goal in nine competitive...
In losing 3-1 to Southampton, Chelsea were unrecognisable from last season's Premier League title winners. The faces are the same, but this has become a team skirting a relegation place rather than sitting comfortably at the top of the table, as they were this time last year. And Mourinho himself has lost control of his own message.
Chelsea's nightmare start to the season got a whole lot worse as Southampton came from behind and pulverised the reigning Premier League champions, running out comfortable 3-1 winners at Stamford Bridge.
An expectant and noisy home crowd applauded the reinstatement of captain John Terry, and any rumblings of discontent toward manager Jose Mourinho for persisting with right-back Branislav Ivanovic were soon lost amidst the jubilation that greeted Willian's spectacular 10th-minute free-kick goal.
Chelsea are currently 16th in the Premier League with just eight points. After losing four of their first eight games, they currently sit behind all three -- Watford, Norwich and Bournemouth -- of the promoted teams from the Championship.
Chelsea are off to their worst start in top flight play since 1978-79, when they took four points from their first eight games. At the end of that season, they were relegated from the old English First Division.
LONDON -- Three thoughts on Southampton's 3-1 win vs. Chelsea in the Premier League.
1. Chelsea are falling apart
Perhaps worst of all for Chelsea was that this result was not much of a surprise. Southampton, like a growing number of Premier League opponents, had the tools to pull Chelsea apart.
The visitors' goals, from Steven Davis, Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle, were exposures of weak points. Mane was the main destroyer, with his high-speed running and intelligent movement light years ahead...