Chelsea dropped more points in the Premier League title race after failing to win for a third consecutive game at Stamford Bridge as they were held to a dramatic 2-2 draw by Southampton.
Demba Ba scored his first Premier League goal for the club on home soil and his third in 11 days against their opponents before Eden Hazard put the Blues in a comfortable lead before the break with his second goal in as many matches.
But Saints fought back in the second half as Rickie Lambert struck two minutes and 47 seconds after coming on as a substitute before Jason Puncheon grabbed an unlikely point with a wonderful equaliser to push Saints three clear of the drop zone.
Chelsea took an early grip on the game but Ashley Cole only managed a soft header back across goal in the early stages.
They did break the deadlock after 25 minutes though and, almost inevitably, Frank Lampard played a key role and Ba, who had marked his Chelsea debut with two goals in the FA Cup tie, finished.
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