Stunning Chelsea Comeback Sees Southampton Pushed Towards Premier League Relegation

Eden Hazard talks exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's game with Southampton

Eden Hazard talks exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea's game with Southampton

Oliver Giroud came on to score a brace in Chelsea's 3-2 comeback win against Southampton.

After their recent slip-ups against Tottenham and West Ham, many thought the Blues were down and out when Jan Bednarek added to Dusan Tadic's early opener at St Mary's to give the struggling hosts a comfortable lead at the hour mark. He had very little impact but was a different player as Chelsea fought back, setting up the equaliser with a great stepover and cross. They sit three points away from the safety of the 17th slot, which is now held by Crystal Palace.

Chelsea are now fifth in the table with 60 points after 33 games, trailing fourth place Tottenham Hotspur by seven points.

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.

The Englishman swung in a delightful ball from the right, and Bednarek ghosted in at the back post and guided home his first goal for the club. "Do the job and then we see about the other teams". Now, the most important thing is that my players, they have had this reaction, it doesn't matter if the coach speaks at half-time or says anything [at all].

A brilliant and fearless header from Alonso's inviting cross soon after coming on brought Giroud his first Premier League goal, his desire won the ball in the build-up to the second goal and his composed finish won the points.

Chelsea got a third goal from Eden Hazard, and went on to win 3-2. We have six games in the league.

However, Conte's opposite number Mark Hughes was unhappy that Alonso had escaped a red card and has called for the player to receive a retrospective ban ahead of next week's FA Cup semi-final between the two clubs.

"As long as mathematically it is going to be possible, we are going to believe", said Giroud.

The first half was a horror show from the Londoners, the second-half showed what they could do, when they put their collective minds to it.

They are also winless in eight home league matches (D5, L3), their longest such run in the Premier League. A quick free kick allowed Hazard to lift a cross into the box, only for it to bounce around and fall to Giroud, who fired his shot first time past McCarthy.

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