Giroud leads Chelsea to overcome Southampton 3-2

Giroud leads Chelsea to overcome Southampton 3-2

But, with Mark Hughes seemingly on course for a first league victory as Southampton manager since arriving on 14 March, Giroud sparked a listless Chelsea into life. After everyone was assured that the hosts had won the match, the Blues woke up and scored three goals in eight minutes.

Eden Hazard has admitted that he is not happy with his recent form for Chelsea FC.


"In the previous games Morata scored against Leicester and Tottenham".

Mohamed Salah took his tally for a remarkable debut season at Liverpool to 40 goals as Jurgen Klopp's men suffered no after effects from their efforts in reaching the Champions League semi-finals in midweek with a routine 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

"Obviously I was waiting for it", said the former Arsenal striker. I don't play football just for me - I play for the team.

"In the first half we didn't play well but not just that, they put more into the tempo than us".

Antonio Conte's side started the game poorly and ended up 1-0 down through Dusan Tadic.

"If I can score, I score".

"As you know very well with the speculation, always there is speculation around our position, not only for me, but for a lot of coaches". The Italian has come under criticism this season with Chelsea struggling to qualify for next year's Champions League.

Chelsea were not much better immediately after the restart and, after failing to heed a warning courtesy of Shane Long, the Saints' lead was doubled thanks to a fine finish from Bednarek, who was making his first start for the club.

Antonio Rudiger was omitted from the matchday squad to face Southampton despite being fully fit, and some have suggested that his absence was a response to him appearing to question Chelsea's tactical approach in a TV interview after the West Ham draw.

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