Five things we learned from Southampton v Chelsea
Chelsea fired back in the title race this afternoon as they controlled Southampton at St. Mary’s to win 2-0.
The Blues had seen Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool all win yesterday and knew they needed to follow suit to go within a point of the top, something they duly did.
For the Saints, it was a game that they could have won if they’d used their possession better but in truth they came up against a Chelsea side that is clearly adopting every one of Antonio Conte’s instructions.
Eden Hazard opened the scoring early on before Diego Costa doubled the lead and that is how it stayed until the end of the game.
Chelsea, then, did indeed go one point off of the summit whilst Southampton are in ninth place after seeing their unbeaten run come to an end.
There was plenty to take from this one and so here are the five things we learned from the London club’s victory this afternoon.