Chelsea FC
Another Happy Invasion Of Southampton
By Gary Watton
October 7 2018

With the hyped pairing of Liverfools and Manchester Mercenaries having to make do with a bore draw, Chelsea have been able to climb back to second position in the league, on a share of the same points as the aforementioned duo, courtesy of yet another routine win over a fragile Southampton. This was Chelsea's third win of 2018 against the mediocre Saints. There was a concern that once more our dominance would not translate into goals, but three accurate efforts was a fine tonic for the high-flying visitors.

It took half an hour to open our goals account, and inevitably it was Eden Hazard who found the back of the net. The improving Ross Barkley had won the ball and then fed the round object into the path of the Belgian maestro who comfortably stroked home, unchallenged. Then young Barkley himself recorded his first goal for his new club when he was on hand to direct a Giroud volley into the net from close range. Finally, in added on time, a prolonged period of passing culminated in Hazard playing the ball through to Morata who squeezed home his second goal in two outings. This represented a very good day at the office for the away team. The only question that arises out of this skirmish is: Oi Southampton. Can we play you every week?

 

Southampton 0 CHELSEA 3; half time: 0-1

Goal scorers: Hazard; Barkley; Morata

CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta; Alonso; Luiz; Rudiger; Barkley; Jorginho; Kante; Willian; Giroud; Hazard. Used substitutes: Morata; Pedro; Kovacic

 

LEADING SCORERS:

Hazard eight

Morata three

Pedro three

Willian two

Alonso one

Barkley one

Emerson one

Jorginho one

Kante one