Matt Targett and Oriol Romeu react on Twitter to Southampton's defeat against Chelsea

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Southampton were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Southampton's six-game unbeaten run came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as they lost 2-1 at home to a resurgent Chelsea side.

The Saints had kept a clean sheet in each of their last six games, dropping just two points in that spell, as Ronald Koeman's tactical changes had sparked a superb run of form.

Koeman will have been thinking that his side were going to win again after Shane Long pounced on some hesitant Chelsea defending to put Southampton 1-0 up, but second half goals from Cesc Fabregas and Branislav Ivanovic turned the game around and handed Chelsea all three points.

Southampton may feel aggrieved after having a penalty appeal turned down in the second half, but Koeman will be looking for a quick response against Bournemouth on Tuesday evening.

After the final whistle on Saturday, Southampton players took to Twitter to give their reactions to the performance, with defender Matt Targett and midfielder Oriol Romeu both passing on messages to supporters.

Youngster Targett admitted he was disappointed with the result, but was already looking towards Tuesday's trip to Bournemouth as a chance to get back to winning ways.

Midfielder Romeu, taking on his former club on Saturday, thanked fans for their support and suggested Tuesday's South Coast derby is a chance for Southampton to redeem themselves after seeing their unbeaten run come to an end against Chelsea.

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