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Giroud leads Chelsea fightback in 3-2 win at Southampton

16 April, 2018, 06:49 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Lack of control Antonio Conte has been frustrated by Chelsea’s failure to land his primary targets in recent transfer windows

Crystal Palace had been set to drop into the bottom three on goal difference prior to Chelsea's comeback. After everyone was assured that the hosts had won the match, the Blues woke up and scored three goals in eight minutes.

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater recently suggested he will seek a move at the end of the season after starting just five Premier League games since his reported £35million move from Leicester City in August.

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.

Christensen was an unused substitute in last week's win over West Ham but will make his 25th Premier League appearances at St Mary's as he replaces Antonio Rudiger to partner Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill in the three-man defence. I don't play football just for me - I play for the team.

Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek scored for the Saints either side of the break before a late rally from the visitors. I don't like stats.

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But how did Conte's players perform on the South Coast? "I tried so many times to put it in the back of the net but sometimes you need a bit of luck".

"If I can score, I score". The Italian has come under criticism this season with Chelsea struggling to qualify for next year's Champions League.

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"We have six games to play in the league; if we win the six games but don't finish in the top four, at least we did everything". Having said that, with the season coming to an end, Chelsea will have to regroup and midfielder Eden Hazard believes that the Blues have a chance. "No regrets, let's play one month".

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