PLAYER RATINGS: SOUTHAMPTON 2 VS 3 CHELSEA

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An amazing comeback from Chelsea as the Blues bounced back from 2-0 down against Southampton to get all the three points at the St Mary’s Stadium, courtesy of a brace from Olivier Giroud and a goal from Eden Hazard.

See how the players fared in this game

Courtois: Chelsea will have to thank the big Belgian for his wonderful saves in the second-half that helped the team maintain its lead. 7/10

Azpilicueta: Was beaten for pace by Ryan Bertrand for Southampton’s first goal and had a difficult 60 minutes before Chelsea’s resurgence in the second-half. 6/10

Christensen: Had a difficult game against the amazing Shane Long but he didn’t feel overwhelmed. 6/10

Cahill: He would be angry with his team’s defence in the first hour of the game, but they got better afterwards. 6/10

Kante: Powerful, energetic and strong-willed performance from the Frenchman. Even when the team was down, he still gave his all. 7.5/10

Fabregas: Was below par in the first half, but got better in the second period as Chelsea began to move the ball around better. 6/10

Alonso: He crossed a brilliant ball for Giroud’s first goal, but would get a poor rating because he almost let his team down. Had the referee seen his lunge on Long, he could have gotten a red card. He also dragged a Southampton player down to the ground during a corner in the second half and could have cost his team a penalty. 4/10

Zappacosta: Was poor before being taken off. Couldn’t track back to help the defence in the build-up to Long’s goal and failed to add anything tangible to the team’s attack. 4/10

Willian: Got the assist for Hazard’s goal. Was below par in the first half but got better as the team improved in the second-half.

Hazard: Was absent in the first half but showed his brilliance in the second-half. His dribble brought the free-kick that led to Chelsea’s first goal, and he scored the second with a brilliant finish. 7/10

Morata: Failed to hold up play for the team before being taken off for Giroud in the second-half. 5/10

Subs

Giroud: Came on and changed game in the second-half as he scored two goals to help Chelsea take the three points. Brought back life into the team, started the press upfront and was the game changer. 9/10

Pedro: Came on for Zappacosta in the second half and added life to Chelsea’s attack. 7/10

Moses: came on as a late substitute for Hazard to help seal the victory.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.