Date: 15th April 2018 at 9:30am
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Chelsea, away to Southampton, rescued a victory from the jaws of defeat, producing a 3-goal burst, inside eight minutes, to overturn a 2-0 deficit.

But what do the record and form books tell us about the result?

Here’s a selection of facts you may, or may not, find interesting;

• The last time Chelsea came from 2-0 down to win a Premier League game was back in August 2002 when, under the managerial acumen of Claudio Ranieri, Chelsea came from 2-0 down at Charlton Athletic to win 3-2.

• The dramatic win, yesterday, ensured that Chelsea have won 5 games in a row, against Southampton, for the first time in their history.

• The two-goals Olivier Giroud netted, raised his total of goals scored from the substitutes bench to 19, only Jermaine Defoe, who has scored 24, can better that figure.

• This season, Olivier Giroud, in appearing for Arsenal and Chelsea, has scored 6 goals coming off the bench, a Premier League high.

• In scoring the equaliser, Eden Hazard made it 69 Premier League goals for Chelsea, it is a figure that is only bettered by Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba, who have 147 and 104 goals respectively.

• Chelsea’s comeback meant that Southampton have lost consecutive Premier League games after scoring two or more goals for the first time ever.

Next stop for Chelsea is a difficult looking away fixture, against Burnley, on Thursday evening,


4 Replies to “Southampton 2 Chelsea 3 – The Plain Facts”

  • The best second half performance ever for the boys in blues,pls Conte shld start doing sub earllier in the games.

  • Conte need to change formation now,cos 343 is not working anymore,we have many formation which is sweatable for this team.a coach shouid always have plan B

  • Mr conte u need to save ur work,try 442 or 433 example
    four defender
    two defensive midfielder two attacking midfielder
    two striker

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