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Lambert: We are on a revenge mission

6:50am Wednesday 16th January 2013

Lambert: We are on a revenge mission

Saints will try and use the hurt of their home humbling at the hands of Chelsea to fire them to a surprise victory at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Star striker Rickie Lambert says that losing 5-1 to the Blues at St Mary’s in the FA Cup was an unusual and unpleasant experience for his side.

But, just 11 days and a 1-0 win over Aston Villa since that defeat, he remains upbeat that Saints can get something from an away game against Chelsea tonight – citing bottom of the table QPR’s recent victory there as proof.

“We knew how important the Villa win was, but we’ll be going there to try and get something,” he said.

“It was a disappointing result against them at home, 5-1. We never get beat at home like that, so it hurt. We’ll be trying to get something.

“They’re not unbeatable, we’ve seen it the other week against QPR, so we’re going to be confident that we can go there, be solid, and hopefully we can pick up something.”

Saints do at least go to Stamford Bridge in buoyant mood after securing that vital 1-0 win at relegation rivals Aston Villa. They have taken six points off of Villa this season and that could prove crucial in the final analysis.

“It might do, we’re hoping so, but Villa are going to be okay,” reckoned Lambert. “I don’t think they’re one of the teams who are going to be down the bottom come the end of the season, I think they’ve got too much quality.

“It’s a massively important win, and that will go a long way come the end of the season, but we still know there’s a long way to go.

“We’ve got to go away to Chelsea on Wednesday, which is one of the hardest games we’ve got, but we’re confident at the minute, we’re solid at the minute, and hopefully we can get something out of it.”

Lambert’s penalty was the difference against Villa.

The goal also took the striker to nine so far in the Premier League this season which makes him the second highest English top flight goalscorer, only behind 10-goal Jermaine Defoe.

Tonight’s match is a chance to notch double figures in what is a game in hand for Saints with the original fixture in December having been postponed due to Chelsea’s involvement in the Club World Cup.

“Obviously, we weren’t concentrating on any of the games we’ve got coming up, but we knew the situation at Villa and we’re just happy we got the three points,” said a focussed Lambert.

“That’s what we went for and we would have been disappointed with anything less.”

Comments(42)

Comments(42)

RedArmy1 says...
7:30am Wed 16 Jan 13

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRMY

COME ON RICKIE !!
COME ON RICKIE !!

redandy10 says...
7:35am Wed 16 Jan 13

Chelsea and Man City THIS is how you create an atmosphere with flares.

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Southampton boy says...
7:51am Wed 16 Jan 13

I hope we can get a result from this match but the feeling I have is we will see the back lash of the 2 loses to the hands of QPR and Swansea, it's great to hear of a new face coming on at last just hope he is as good as they say and he can hit the ground running everyone is saying we need 30 points to stay up I would like to see us with 40 points so COYR's

City Saint says...
8:01am Wed 16 Jan 13

We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three.

At home, Chelsea are a house divided.

since 1885 says...
8:05am Wed 16 Jan 13

Mozza pick me up at 9, I have to wait for Trish to get back. Cheers mush!

batesieboy says...
8:13am Wed 16 Jan 13

City Saint wrote:
We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three.

At home, Chelsea are a house divided.
Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.

Matt Allen says...
8:23am Wed 16 Jan 13

Going tonight and really hopeful of a result, their home form is poor and if we can frustrate threm for 25 mins the crowd will get in their backs and we could capitalise.

Puddletown Saint says...
8:49am Wed 16 Jan 13

I am always optamistic about Saints but have this one down as NIL points. I would 'rest' our stars and those injured and play a very high energy 433

Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox
JWP Cork Chaplow
Punch Jay Guly

Davis Reeves Dan Spider SDR Lee SRL

COYR

SFCOLDBOY says...
8:54am Wed 16 Jan 13

It,s good to see that Rickie has joined the SHHHHHHHHHHHH campaign.
Tough game
Good luck tonight boys.
Bring home the bacon.

COYS.

J7junctionseven says...
8:55am Wed 16 Jan 13

A draw would be great but can't see us taking all 3 points.
I just hope we don't play a Chelsea team that are well up for it and give us a hiding like they did in the cup game.
Our goals against has been slowly reduced over the last 11 games in the league which is a lot healthier than during the first 10 games so we will need to defend for our lives!!
COYR..2-2 please and no more injuries!!...fingers crossed Torres, Ba and company don't like the cold and freeze in front of goal

Strasbourg Saint says...
8:58am Wed 16 Jan 13

Good luck to everyone going tonight. How's the weather? We had a few inches of snow overnight! No idea what the temperature is, though.

Hopefully, there will be plenty of Saints' goals to warm the travelling fans up.

three halves says...
8:59am Wed 16 Jan 13

This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.

Clever Dick says...
9:06am Wed 16 Jan 13

We need 4 wins and 5 draws to stay up. That is very achievable but if we get anything out of this one it will be a big bonus. Will be happy with a good performance and no further injuries.

SFCOLDBOY says...
9:12am Wed 16 Jan 13

three halves wrote:
This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.
You can't beat a bit of POSITIVITY, first thing in the morning!

Just imagine how miserable you'll be if Saints win.
COYR

Clever Dick says...
9:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

SFCOLDBOY wrote:
three halves wrote:
This has defeat written all over it and could be a demolition job if Chelsea get their act together.
You can't beat a bit of POSITIVITY, first thing in the morning!

Just imagine how miserable you'll be if Saints win.
COYR
Well I have to admit I'm not over positive either. However I will be ecstatic if we get anythig out of this one. It's footie though and as we all know anything can happen. COYR

Folkestone Saint says...
9:58am Wed 16 Jan 13

Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist

Strasbourg Saint says...
10:06am Wed 16 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)

SO50 Saint says...
10:09am Wed 16 Jan 13

Agreed Folkestone if we are still above Newcastle at 10 pm tonight it wouldn't have been too bad of a night result wise. Lets hope for no new injuries as has been mentioned the two Wednesday night trips coming up are bonus points and if we can get anything it would be great. I would be very happy if after we play City at home we are still out of the relegation zone tough run of games coming up

St Retford says...
10:11am Wed 16 Jan 13

Right, we're going for three points AND revenge on the tackle that put Jose out. Basically, I want someone to kick John Terry REALLY hard.

Did anyone else notice on twitter last night that Luke Shaw is a Chelsea fan?

:((((((((((((((((((

Folkestone Saint says...
10:22am Wed 16 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though

Strasbourg Saint says...
10:30am Wed 16 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone.

Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though.

So, let's see:
Coventry - Chelsea
The Dell - The Bridge

Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks.

Nurse??????????

Mush On The Beach says...
10:43am Wed 16 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. -- Cyndi Lauper

Chelski 1, Saints 2 --- MOTB

Costa Baz says...
10:51am Wed 16 Jan 13

Would be ecstatic if we got a point at Chelsea.

Most important, should we lose, will be the manner of the defeat.

Even if Chelsea score early goals, heads mustn't drop and the intention must be to safeguard the goal difference.

One things for sure.
After the "penalty" we were given at Villa, I think the only way we'll get one tonight is if a Chelsea player rips someone's leg off, and beats him over the head with the soggy end.

Folkestone Saint says...
12:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. -- Winston Churchill

A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. -- Cyndi Lauper

Chelski 1, Saints 2 --- MOTB
I have two of my own,

"cast your own shadow, don't walk in another man's" and

"it is better to fail trying than failing to try"

David C 1961 to about 2040

miltonarcher says...
12:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.

JohnItaly says...
12:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13

miltonarcher wrote:
Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.
Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.

billythesaint says...
1:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Puddletown Saint wrote:
I am always optamistic about Saints but have this one down as NIL points. I would 'rest' our stars and those injured and play a very high energy 433

Boruc Clyne Yos Jos Fox
JWP Cork Chaplow
Punch Jay Guly

Davis Reeves Dan Spider SDR Lee SRL

COYR
Glad you're not in charge! Go with this formation and we'll get zero points, yes.
How about we play the players that missed the last Chelsea game like Lambert and Ramirez and actually try and win it like the (mighty) QPR and Swansea have done recently. We can win this so we should try to win it.

Saint 2701 says...
1:30pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Hopeful team for tonight

Boruc
Clyne (LB) Yoshida, Hooiveld, Cork

Davis, Schniderlin

Ramirez, Puncheon, Guly

Lambert

subs Gazza, Richardson, JWP, J-Rod, Seabourne, Lee, De Ridder

Danny Fox can **** right off against Mata, Oscar and Hazard.

SaintMax says...
2:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13

loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no!
I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them!
Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago.
COYR!!

SO50 Saint says...
2:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Slight difference between Arsenal and Chelsea though Max. Especially the way Chelsea played against us the other day. Fair play to the people with a positive outlook but I just don't see us getting anything tonight we won our important game at Villa and I am confident we will get something against Everton aswell.

SaintMax says...
2:53pm Wed 16 Jan 13

SO50 Saint wrote:
Slight difference between Arsenal and Chelsea though Max. Especially the way Chelsea played against us the other day. Fair play to the people with a positive outlook but I just don't see us getting anything tonight we won our important game at Villa and I am confident we will get something against Everton aswell.
Yes I agree SO50 that Chelsea could be a different proposition in their own back yard too, and the QPR result could have been just an off night.. but.. if we park the bus, close down their midfield like we did Arsenals, and get the Chelsea fans on Benitez back, then who knows!

I do still have to pinch myself a little with games like this, compared with Crewe Alexandra when they would dig up their pitch before we turned up to stop our football!

SO50 Saint says...
2:58pm Wed 16 Jan 13

I know what you mean mate not there tonight but it's a world away from places liek the Memorial Ground and the like in the lower leagues. With regards to Arsenal and Chelsea I believe that Chelsea are a far stronger side than Arsenal who were awful at our place. From the sounds of it that QPR result Chelsea battered them but just could not score. Anything is a bonus tonight

Velleity says...
3:28pm Wed 16 Jan 13

JohnItaly wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.
Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.
I admire your realistic outlook but I'm still expecting us to win, however improbably.

COYR!

Folkestone Saint says...
3:48pm Wed 16 Jan 13

SaintMax wrote:
loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no!
I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them!
Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago.
COYR!!
I would love to be wrong and am nomally glass half full kind of guy, but with key players out I wont get my hopes up, however ths is the sort of game Gaston signed on for so may suprise a few of his distractors

SaintMax says...
5:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Folkestone Saint wrote:
SaintMax wrote:
loving the positivity on here today. Imagine Nigel in the changing room with the same outlook?? no!
I bet most of you posetd the same before the 2nd Arsenal game and we outplayed them!
Whilst it will be a very tough game, this is exactly what we wanted 3 years ago.
COYR!!
I would love to be wrong and am nomally glass half full kind of guy, but with key players out I wont get my hopes up, however ths is the sort of game Gaston signed on for so may suprise a few of his distractors
Good point on Gasto. Like you said earlier today 2-0 to them would not be a surprise, anything less would be a very good effort from the lads, anymore goals for them could really harm our GDifference at the end of the year.

JohnItaly says...
5:16pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Velleity wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Cant see us getting anything tonight. I would take a 1 nil loss. Please, not another hammering.
Unfortunately have to agree. Clearly my worst fear is another Chelsea hammering. Having lost two at home successively just cannot see a third so a 1-0 or 2-0 loss, but having played well, I would take right now. Apologies to all Saints' fans for being negative.
I admire your realistic outlook but I'm still expecting us to win, however improbably.

COYR!
Do so hope you are right. Just hoping your not putting your mortgage on this game!

mack chinnon says...
5:54pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone.

Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though.

So, let's see:
Coventry - Chelsea
The Dell - The Bridge

Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks.

Nurse??????????
All from Corners Strassie.

mack chinnon says...
6:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone.

Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though.

So, let's see:
Coventry - Chelsea
The Dell - The Bridge

Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks.

Nurse??????????
All from Corners Strassie.

Strasbourg Saint says...
6:14pm Wed 16 Jan 13

mack chinnon wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Anything better than a 2-0 loss is a bonus tonight, but thats me being a realist
Nothing wrong with realism, Folkestone, but we always have a chance and I'm going to stick my neck out and predict that we'll get a smash-and-grab 8-0 win!

There, nothing wrong with optimism, either :)
Go to your local bookies with that one Strassie, they won't give you odd's but they will give you a jacket that tie's up around the back, have we ever beaten a team 8-0 though
Not in my time, Folkestone.

Coventry 8-2 sticks in the mind though.

So, let's see:
Coventry - Chelsea
The Dell - The Bridge

Okay, fair point, 8-0 is asking a bit; I'll stick at 6-0, Guly and Cork hatricks.

Nurse??????????
All from Corners Strassie.
What, from Saints corners or via breakaways from Chelsea corners? :)

Eastbourne Outpost says...
6:22pm Wed 16 Jan 13

'Bout time we took a scalp....

City Saint says...
8:03pm Wed 16 Jan 13

batesieboy wrote:
City Saint wrote: We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.
Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.
Sure, fine. I don't follow anyone else that closely, frankly. Unless we're about to play them imminently.

Bring on a point! More than that and I will be delirious. More than usual.

City Saint says...
9:42pm Wed 16 Jan 13

City Saint wrote:
batesieboy wrote:
City Saint wrote: We have a good chance for a point if we defend well and focus on counter attacking. If qpr can get a point there, maybe we can van sneak three. At home, Chelsea are a house divided.
Erm, QPR took all three points. Would love it if we could do the same, but would be delighted with one.
Sure, fine. I don't follow anyone else that closely, frankly. Unless we're about to play them imminently.

Bring on a point! More than that and I will be delirious. More than usual.
Well DONE you Saints!!!

A point it was. Fantastic.

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