Southampton 0 Chelsea 2: Hazard and Costa step up Chelsea’s title ambitions
Southampton came into Sunday’s matchup at St. Mary’s in good form, but even Claude Puel was powerless to stop the Chelsea machine that is whirring at full tilt.
A first-half poke from Eden Hazard put the Blues up, and an absolute wonder strike from Diego Costa before the hour mark sent Chelsea on its way, just a point off Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win over the Saints who saw a six-match unbeaten streak halted.
Chelsea started things off with a bang as Eden Hazard got the ball on a one-two with Victor Moses, and his touch to the left beat Steven Davis. That opened things up for a shot from a tight angle, and it beat Fraser Forster from point blank.
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