Narrow escape for Chelsea at Southampton, scoring 3 goals in 8 minutes

Chelsea on Saturday afternoon escaped yet another humiliation from the hand of Southampton at St. Mary stadium, having played a one-all draw with West Ham United last weekend.

Southampton took the lead in the 21st minute of the encounter through Serbian International Dusan Tadic after receiving an assist from Ryan Bertrand to end the first half with a 1-0 lead.

15 minutes after the commencement of the second half, J. Bednarek doubled Southampton lead, taking the scoreline to 2-0 in the 60th minute, thanks to an assist from J. Ward-Prowse.

Chelsea in the tactical approach of Antonio Conte brought in Olivier Giroud to replace Alvaro Morata, the coming in of Giroud was rewarding in the 70th minute as he pulled one back for Chelsea through an assist from Marcos Alonso. 5minutes later, Eden Hazard restored parity for Chelsea before Olivier Giroud 78th minute strike that gave Chelsea the needed victory.

Chelsea were able to turn around the 2 goals deficit by scoring 3 goals within 8minutes. Chelsea remains in 5th position on the log with 7 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton in 18th position and may be on their way to relegation at the end of the season. At St. Mary Stadium, Southampton 2-3 Chelsea, it ended.

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