Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Antonio Conte's men rated and slated

Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Antonio Conte's men rated and slated

Southampton 2-3 Chelsea: Antonio Conte's men rated and slated

Chelsea FC are now in fifth place in the Premier League table with five games left to play this season. It seems as though the whole team has given up this season after their elimination from the Champions League and their 3-1 defeat to Spurs earlier this month.

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud came off the bench and produced a Man of the Match performance, scoring two goals in a dramatic 3-2 win away at Southampton.

Huddersfield and Crystal Palace took full advantage with vital wins over Watford and Brighton to leave Southampton five points off safety.

And he was rewarded with a characteristic fast start as Sadio Mane swept home his 19th goal of the season after Asmir Begovic spilled his first attempt.

Antonio Conte's side scored three goals in a whirlwind eight minutes to send Southampton into further relegation trouble.

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The Chelsea legend is not taking success against the Clarets for granted and wants the Blues to make sure they get it right at set pieces as he warned at Burnley there will be no way back from 2-0 down.

"I'm very happy for him [Giroud]", said Conte in his post-match press conference. "I tried so many times to put it in the back of the net but sometimes you need a bit of luck".

It was only after Giroud's introduction in the 61st minute that Chelsea took charge, as the France worldwide scored twice either side of an emphatic Eden Hazard finish to wrap up an unlikely victory and leave Southampton languishing in the bottom three.

Chelsea has been out of sorts lately with the team struggling to win games. "I think we've still got enough".

Dusan Tadic's opener and Jan Bednarek's left-footed shot looked to be lifting Saints out of the Premier League's bottom three at St Mary's Stadium.

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