Giroud powers Chelsea to victory against Southampton
Substitute Olivier Giroud scored twice as Chelsea rallied from two goals down to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s Stadium yesterday.
Mark Hughes’ side looked set to be moving out of the bottom three when Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek gave them a two-goal cushion, but three strikes in eight minutes condemned them to defeat.
Tadic struck on 21 minutes after Ryan Bertrand cut the ball back from the left wing.
The Blues were two behind on the hour when James Ward-Prowse picked out Jan Bednarek at the far post for a goal on his first start for Saints.
Giroud headed Chelsea back in contention from Marcos Alonso’s 70th-minute cross.
Five minutes later Willian teed up Eden Hazard to level and the comeback was complete when Giroud struck again after Cesar Azpilicueta kept the ball alive.