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Southampton fans are full of praise for Michael Obafemi

Southampton may have turned a corner after recording back-to-back victories, but the Boxing Day win over Chelsea will feel more special as they won at Stamford Bridge without the prolific Danny Ings.

The striker was rested ahead of the weekend’s meeting with Crystal Palace but Ralph Hasenhuttl discovered that he has other players ready to step up to the plate.

Saints fans may have been surprised when they saw Che Adams and Michael Obafemi line-up at Stamford Bridge as the pair had just two Southampton goals between them prior to kick-off, and they would have been even more shocked when the latter found the back of the net.

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19-year-old Obafemi took the ball superbly well before running at the Chelsea backline and curling a brilliant finish into the top corner, a goal which impressed and delighted supporters in equal measure.

Hasenhuttl’s bold changes paid off as the Saints continued to apply pressure. Adams once again came vitally close to his first goal for the club but Nathan Redmond’s squared ball was just out of reach, and the winger later doubled the score to send the travelling fans into raptures.

Obafemi will be eagerly anticipating more minutes on the pitch and after the qualities he showed, the forward shouldn’t have long to wait.

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While some praised Obafemi’s well-taken strike, others hailed his overall skill and contribution, with one fan suggesting he is better than his strike partner.

Do Michael Obafemi and Che Adams deserve more game time?

Yes, Adams does

Yes, Adams does

Yes, Obafemi does

Yes, Obafemi does



Elsewhere, Saints fans could have more to be excited about as a possible transfer signing has multiple qualities that would make him a good fit at the club.

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