Theo Walcott

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Theo Walcott was an unused substitute for Southampton during the big loss to Chelsea at home in their latest Premier League encounter last weekend. Theexperienced forward started the game on the bench and ended it on the bench as he was not one of the three Southampton substitutes who came on during the game.

Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttlstarted with Che Adams and Adams Armstrong upfront ahead of Theo Walcott in the absence of Armando Broja who was ineligible to face his parent club as part of the season-long loan deal that took him from Chelsea to Southampton last summer.

West London giants Chelsea came into the game following two back-to-back defeats at home in all competitions and they were looking to make a big statement at the expense of the Saints. Chelsea had lost 4-1 at home to West London rivals Brentford in their last league game before suffering a 3-1 home loss to 13-time European champions Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last eight tie.
Chelsea were able to make a big statement with the 6-0 thrashing of the Saints. Spanish left-back Marcos Alonso got the Blues off to a good start in the eighth minute before England international Mason Mount doubled the advantage on 16 minutes. Chelsea then established a three-goal lead eight minutes later through German attacker Timo Werner before another German attacker in Kai Havertz rounded off the scoring in the first half just after the half-hour mark to ensure that Chelsea went into the break with a 4-0 lead.
Werner and Mount scored again after the break to complete their two-goal haul and give Chelsea a 6-0 win over Southampton.
With the win, Chelsea were able to strengthen their grip on third place as far as the Premier League log is concerned.