Olivier Giroud seals Blues' comeback win

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I have two good strikers and I try to make the best decision at the start or during the game.

It was a former Chelsea player who got Saints off to a ideal start as Ryan Bertrand burst past Cesar Azpilicueta down Southampton's left before squaring for Tadic to apply a simple finish.

Having gone down 2-0 through goals from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek, it should have been curtains for the Blues. It was through one of those that Southampton eventually found their second goal, scored by debutant Bednarek.

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Antonio Conte praised his Chelsea players for rediscovering the "fire in their eyes" after substitute Olivier Giroud inspired a 3-2 comeback victory at Southampton. Subs: Pedro (for Zappacosta, 61) 7, Victor Moses (for Hazard, 86) 6, Olivier Giroud (for Morata, 61) 9.

Less than 10 minutes after coming off the bench just past the hour, Frenchman Giroud met Marcus Alonso's cross for his first goal.

Huddersfield rises to 14th with 35 points, which may already be enough for safety although its hard run-in pits it against Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal in its final three games.

A stunning header and a laser sharp finish from the former Arsenal frontman were more than his colleague managed all game, while Eden Hazard also got his 16th goal of the season as Chelsea scored three times in the final 20 minutes. This lead to fouls by Southampton to prevent Chelsea from using the space that opened between lines, as well as fouls by Chelsea to stop Southampton's subsequent counters. Hazard then blasted a shot past McCarthy with his left boot. A comeback was on the card from that moment. The French man finished low and hard into the corner from close range to get his double.

Now, according to the Sunday Express, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has drawn up a four man shortlist to replace Conte this summer.

However his second season has failed to produce the same results, and the Blues now sit in fifth, and are virtually out of the race for the top four, now sitting seven points behind fourth placed Tottenham.

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