Chelsea have issued a champions response to their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United last week, giving Tottenham Hotspur what-for at Wembley in the semi-final of the FA Cup whilst re-asserting their dominance over their title rivals in the Premier League with a stunning 4-2 win over Southampton.
The six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge was by no means an immaculate performance; sloppy defending at a set piece allowed Southampton back into the match after the Blues had already gone one-nil up, whilst concentration at the back slipped once again as former Chelsea youngster Ryan Bertrand grabbed a consolation goal in the closing stages.
Nonetheless, Chelsea were relentless going forward, carving Southampton open on four occasions with four high-quality goals.
Eden Hazard opened Chelsea’s account early on with a tidy finish, Gary Cahill’s powerful header re-established his side’s lead just before half time, Diego Costa nodded home from close range after the interval to grab his first goal in eight and the Spaniard doubled his tally late on, following some brilliant combination work between himself, Hazard and Pedro.
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