All the info you need as Southampton lock horns with Chelsea at Wembley seeking revenge for last weekend’s Prem loss
CHELSEA fans could scarcely believe their luck as the Blues recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat Southampton 3-2 at St Mary’s.
Two goals from supersub Olivier Giroud and one from Eden Hazard stuffed the relegation-threatened Saints after Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek put them two up.
Sub Olivier Giroud rescued Chelsea with two goals in last weekend’s 3-2 win at Southampton
In fact, that result could well be the one that ultimately costs Mark Hughes’ Saints their Premier League status.
It was particularly galling for Hughes as he maintained Marcos Alonso should have been sent off for stamping on Shane Long just before the break.
Both teams have midweek games, Chelsea at Burnley and Southampton at Leicester City, before heading to Wembley on Sunday for their FA Cup semi-final.
Antonio Conte looks to be heading out of Stamford Bridge at the end of the season but would love to mark his exit with another trophy following last season’s Prem triumph.
Chelsea have won the FA Cup seven times, lastly in 2011/12 when talisman Didier Drogba was the match-winner in the 2-1 triumph over Liverpool.
Saints have lifted the trophy just once. In 1976 Bobby Stokes’ goal gave them a famous win over Manchester United.