But after that game, Rudiger appeared to criticise the Italian's tactics saying he doesn't understand why the Blues allow the opponent to get more of the ball.
Chelsea forward, Olivier Giroud, has revealed he issued Eden Hazard with a rallying cry to help inspire Chelsea's sensational comeback against Southampton. The Saints initially belied their lowly position in the Premier League, taking the game to the Blues in the first half and deservedly going in front through Dusan Tadic.
"I've been through some difficulties in my career, but I always try to come back stronger and it happened today", said Giroud.
He keeps saying "I'm trying my best... this is the situation, we try for the fans" but it's the same tone.
It remains to be seen if he could be tempted with a return to the Premier League, should Chelsea be unable to land their other top targets.
Chelsea FC are still aiming to finish the season with a trophy and they will take on Southampton in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley next weekend. "When the momentum shifts against us we can't get a platform and wait until the momentum swings our way again".
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Chelsea avoided further damage seven minutes before the break - James Ward-Prowse's long-range effort forcing Thibaut Courtois into action. "I think we didn't show great spirit, great desire, great fight for a good result".
Giroud replaced the ineffectual Morata and, 10 minutes later, the France worldwide gave his side hope when he leapt to head Alonso's cross from deep for only his second goal for Chelsea since joining them from Arsenal in January.
"Don't forget we went 2-0 down, but we had the right spirit to come back and win the game. If you don't have something in you're heart, it's hard to come back and win this game".
Just before half time, Chelsea were lucky not to be reduced to 10-men after Marcos Alonso's nasty challenge from behind on Shane Long saw nothing given.
Five minutes later Hazard levelled by smashing home Willian's cross from close range. Morata had scored in two of three matches going into Saturday, but he looked ineffective against Southampton's aggressive tactics and was reverting to his early-season petulance.
Conte responded by introducing Giroud for Morata and the Frenchman quickly had an impact, heading Alonso's cross in from just inside the area.