Giroud leads Chelsea comeback against Southampton

15 April, 2018, 00:24 | Author: Laura Christensen

The French worldwide striker has largely struggled to make an impact since his deadline day move from Arsenal in January, putting his place at the World Cup at risk.

However, Giroud came off the bench and pulled a goal back for the Blues in the 70th minute. "I've been through some difficulties in my career, but I always try to come back stronger and it happened today", said Giroud. "The most important thing is never give up, believe in our quality, play our game and I am proud of what we have done today with our wonderful support".

It was Conte's changes that turned the game in Chelsea's favour, with Giroud grabbing his first and second for the club, but the manager was more concerned with the difference in his team as a whole for Chelsea's first league comeback from two goals down since 2002. "I think we didn't show great spirit, enough desire or will to fight for a good result".

He added: "It was tough for us, the second for them was hard".


The home side had a late half-chance through Josh Sims, but the midfielder fired straight at Courtois as Chelsea secured all the points in spectacular fashion ahead of their meeting in the semi-finals of the FA Cup next weekend. "It should have been a red card, clearly".

Bednarek marked his Premier League debut in style when he half-volleyed expertly across the goal and into the far corner from Ward-Prowse's free-kick on the hour mark. Alvaro Morata had the air of a...

Southampton were having joy in the wide positions, and it was from that avenue that they managed to make the breakthrough in the 21st minute, with Ryan Bertrand showing excellent pace and strength to drive down the left - holding off Cesar Azpilicueta in the process - before delivering a low cross into Tadic, who finished into the back of the net.

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