Chelsea stroll to semi success against soft Southampton
Chelsea Eden Hazard was the best player on the pitch and once again made the difference for Chelsea, scoring the only goal of the game in the second half.
The first half saw the Blues dominate the ball and create some decent openings, without actually testing the Southampton goalkeeper.
Things had to change, and sure enough as soon as they emerged from half time, the players looked revved up. Cesc Fabregas found Eden Hazard with a pass over the top, and he played in Olivier Giroud who bulldozed through to score with some clever feet.
After that Southampton struck back with a great chance to equalise, but Shane Long wasn’t able to bring his side level.
From there the game began to open up more and more, and Southampton had a couple of great chances to score.
In the end it was Chelsea who sealed the game, with substitute Alvaro Morata nodding home from Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross. He had more chance to finish things off, but wasn’t able to take them.
It’s another important win for Conte’s men as they build confidence and look towards another shot at the FA Cup under the Italian.