Southampton Vs. Southampton. Chelsea post-match analysis Chelsea requires a midfielder, not a second defensive player

Southampton vs. Chelsea

As Todd Boehly backs up the Brinks truck to acquire additional defenders in the form of Wesley Fofana and Josko Gvardiol The biggest Chelsea needs are in the other direction.

On the field it's apparent that the team consisting of Thiago Silva Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah,

and Cesar Azpilicueta seems to be the main defense covered, gradually improving their communication skills and cohesion.

In reality, it's a central midfielder who the Blues need. Jorginho seemed to be off his pace once more in the second half,

as the Italian made a mess of passes and was snubbed away from the ball. Ruben Loftus-Cheek was substituted after half-time,

and an iced knee was substituted with Mateo Kovacic who put in another impressive shift, but he's certainly not

the only one who carries forward the team in the face of the hefty pressure. One particular Declan Rice lies just across London However, he may not have not yet caught Boehly's attention.

Chelsea director Thomas Tuchel has remained defiant throughout the Blues struggling during preseason as well as through the early season.

Tuchel continues to employ his famous three-at-the-back method but has shifted his focus today because of necessity because of a injured Reece James.