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Olivier Giroud double inspires incredible Chelsea comeback at Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON 2 CHELSEA 3

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - Chelsea staged a spectacular comeback with three goals in nine second-half minutes to beat Southampton 3-2 on Saturday and revive their faint hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as Saints remained in the drop zone.

Substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice, his first league goals for Chelsea, either side of an Eden Hazard strike just when it looked like Antonio Conte's visitors lacked the fight against opponents who scrapped for every tackle at St Mary's.

Less than 10 minutes after coming off the bench just past the hour, Frenchman Giroud met Marcus Alonso's cross for his first goal and then shot clinically from the edge of the area for the winner as Saints paid for some sloppy defending.

The win moved Chelsea within seven points of fourth-placed London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who host Manchester City later on Saturday, and Liverpool who welcome Bournemouth

Southampton looked to be cruising towards a win that would have lifted them up to 17th and out of the relegation places, at least temporarily, after Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek put them two goals ahead after an hour.








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