Giroud double keeps Chelsea in Champions League hunt

Giroud double keeps Chelsea in Champions League hunt

Southampton were aiming for their first Premier League win under new boss Mark Hughes and looked on course after goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek only to suffer a late collapse.

This came just a week after Rudiger's comments appeared to call into question Chelsea's ability to see out games, after Javier Hernandez's goal denied them another win last week. "He says he was 'very angry" with our first-half performance, ' believing they lacked desire and will to fight.

The Blues traveled to St Mary's on the back of three successive away defeats in the Premier League and a home draw with West Ham the week before and in danger of finishing outside the top four for the second time in three seasons.

And their frustration overspilled as tempers flared when Marcos Alonso was lucky to escape unpunished for raking his studs down Shane Long's calf.

"Now he has good fitness and I try to make the best decisions for the game". This is because it is hard to watch the game images but I think in the past I have never complained about a negative situation for my team.

Possible ice storm to hit Leeds-Grenville this weekend
The national weather agency added that driving conditions could also be "hazardous" in some areas. Saturday's forecast is for periods of snow, a high of 0 C and a low of -3 C.

Conte was happy that his players showed "great heart" to comeback, but gave a frosty response about Rudiger's omission from the matchday squad. It's very disappointing that the officials didn't see it.

But Giroud's introduction off the bench in the 61st minute proved the catalyst for Chelsea's comeback, as he pulled one back soon after and then got the victor following Eden Hazard's equaliser.

Giroud was the star of Chelsea's comeback, providing clinical finishes for their first and third goals and helping to create the equaliser for Hazard. They were all within a 10 or 15 metre radius. Olivier we know very well, we are talking about global players.

"Those are key moments and referees have got to get them right, maybe that's why the [Premier League] referees are not at the World Cup this year". It was hard for us to come back so we must be pleased by the desire we showed.

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