Date: 14th April 2018 at 3:13pm
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With an hour gone and with Chelsea trailing 1-0 against Southampton, at St Marys’ Antonio Conte shuffled the pack.

Conte decided to bring on Olivier Giroud and Pedro with Morata and Zappacosta departing.

However, things were to get worse before they got better with Southampton increasing their lead to 2-0.

But in a spell of eight minutes, Chelsea had turned matters around to lead 3-2, the score-line which Chelsea were to, eventually, win the game by.

Two of those goals were scored by Giroud who, after the match was awarded the Sky Sports man-of-the-match award.

Nabbed by the Sky Sports team after the game, Giroud had this to say about the game and the possibility of still snatching a Champions League qualifying place for next season, with the Frenchman commenting,

“The beginning of the game was not what we wanted but in football you always have a chance to step up, to bounce back, so we showed great character and team spirit.

“I used to say that football is an everlasting new beginning. You always need to question yourself, I’ve been through some difficulties in my career. I try to comeback stronger and it happened today. I’m pleased for me and the team.

“It was tough for us, the second for them was difficult. The most important thing is never give up, believe in our quality, play our game and I am proud of what we have done today with our amazing support.

“I said when I came on to Eden Hazard we need to fight to the end keep believing. I didn’t tell him we would score, but our first goal put us in that position.

“As long as it is mathematically possible we will believe we can reach the top four. We take the games one by one. We have got five or six finals to play after that we will see.”

Those goals were Giroud’s first for Chelsea in the Premier League and now Antonio Conte has a big decision to make, does he start with Morata or Giroud next time out?

Your thoughts on the above question, in our comments facility beneath this article would be most welcome.

 

5 Replies to “Giroud Takes The Plaudits After 2-Goal Salvo Against Southampton”

  • Morata has been what he was again in today’s game against Southampton. Conté please, can’t you just let Morata on the bench for the rest of the season, and rather let Giroux start games? That Morata is still a baby with his falls every time that any opposition player touches him even a little. All he is been showing us the whole season since he joined our beloved Chelsea is how much Diego Costa was very important in that main striker role. Even when Costa didn’t score, but at least the opposition defenders knew they are going to have a real problem in dealing with him, unlike Morata who doesn’t even give a slightest fright to any opposition defense in the whole of this league. Look how Giroux got us 2 goals today. Y trying to have the same fighting spirit that Costa was so renowned with… Costa, we really do miss you.

  • We had a good 8 minutes and scored 3 goals,Conte changed the formation to 4231, as soon as he bought Moses on and went back to 343, they almost scored, says it all really . This was our first comeback from 2-0 down since Charlton in 2002.

  • Rather have a caged animal for a striker than a woman who just got her make up on and doesn’t want to get herself dirty

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