Chelsea players must play for club and fans, not me - Antonio Conte

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Southampton

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Southampton

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater recently suggested he will seek a move at the end of the season after starting just five Premier League games since his reported £35million move from Leicester City in August.

Mark Hughes stresses that Southampton can not afford to feel sorry for themselves after their 3-2 loss against Chelsea on Saturday.

And he was rewarded with a characteristic fast start as Sadio Mane swept home his 19th goal of the season after Asmir Begovic spilled his first attempt. "I tried so many times to put it in the back of the net but sometimes you need a bit of luck".

Roberto Firmino then rounded off a ideal afternoon for Liverpool's prolific front three by drilling low past Begovic for a third in stoppage time. It looked as though they would have to wave goodbye to the chance of playing in the Champions League next season but today's comeback gave them fresh hope.

Antonio Conte's side started the game poorly and ended up 1-0 down through Dusan Tadic.




"I'm very happy for him [Giroud]", said Conte in his post-match press conference.

Antonio Conte's gamble which saw the introduction of Giroud in place of the listless, Alvaro Morata and Pedro Rodriguez in place of Davide Zappacosta shortly after the Saints second goal, no doubt, sparked a hitherto one sided game into life as the bearded French striker struck his first two Premier League goals since joining the team from Arsenal in January.

Chelsea has been out of sorts lately with the team struggling to win games.

"I think now is not the right moment to speak about one player, or about specifically one situation".

However, they now enjoy a six-point cushion over Southampton thanks to a thrilling 3-2 win over Brighton at Selhurst Park with Wilfried Zaha scoring twice.

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