Southampton fans were left fuming by referee Mike Dean vs Chelsea

Southampton’s hopes of staying in the English Premier League took another critical blow on Saturday after losing 3-2 at home to Chelsea.

Leading the Blues by a two goal margin heading into the last 20 minutes of the game, Saints were eventually left bitterly disappointed after an eight-minute three goal blitz that handed all three points to the visitors.

The defeat leaves them five points adrift of safety and perilously close to dropping down to the English Championship.

Perhaps most frustratingly for supporters, it was the refereeing decisions of Mike Dean that left them most annoyed after the match, believing he should have sent off Marcos Alonso for a stamp on Shane Long in the first half.

The Spaniard eventually went on to assist the first goal of Chelsea’s comeback.

Would his sending off have confirmed the three points for Mark Hughes men and seen them take a big step towards beating the drop?

Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…