Just like in the current campaign, Chelsea were fighting for a place in the top four back then and did just enough to finish ahead of Liverpool and book their place in the Champions League.
"In every game we must play with great passion, spirit".
Chelsea FC will take on Southampton once again next weekend in the FA Cup semi-finals as they look to reach the final and end the campaign with a trophy. "When the momentum shifts against us we can't get a platform and wait until the momentum swings our way again".
"As has been the case all year, apparently we've got a soft underbelly", said Saints manager Mark Hughes, who is in danger of suffering his first-ever managerial relegation. Speaking after the London derby, Rudiger was quoted as saying: "I think in the second half we (could) finish the game (off)".More news: Madikizela-Mandela laid to rest
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"Don't forget we went 2-0 down, but we had the right spirit to come back and win the game".
Chelsea's frustration overspilled as tempers flared late in the first period when Marcos Alonso was lucky to escape unpunished for raking his studs down Shane Long's calf. "It should have been a red card, clearly". "It could've broken his leg". I think between the referee, linesman or fourth official that one of them should have seen it. Alvaro Morata had the air of a...
And Giroud showed what he is capable of with a fearless near post header from Alonso's pinpoint cross to get Chelsea back in the game and spark an incredible fightback 20 minutes from time.
Southampton were having joy in the wide positions, and it was from that avenue that they managed to make the breakthrough in the 21st minute, with Ryan Bertrand showing excellent pace and strength to drive down the left - holding off Cesar Azpilicueta in the process - before delivering a low cross into Tadic, who finished into the back of the net.