Chelsea registered a convincing and comfortable 2-0 win over Southampton with goals coming from their two most key players – Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.
Hazard opened the scoring on 6th minute while Costa doubled the advantage on 55-minute mark to mark a comfortable win for the Blues.
Antonio Conte has finally found a way of getting the best out of his players and how to effectively work in a 3-man defensive system.
On that note, we take a look at Southampton vs Chelsea player ratings after an impressive Chelsea performance at St. Mary’s.
Southampton player ratings vs Chelsea
Forster 6.5; Martina 5, Fonte 6, Van Dijk 6.5, Bertrand 6; Romeu 6, Clasie 5, Davis 6; Redmond 6, Tadic 5 , Austin 5
Diego Costa’s stunning goal vs Southampton
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Chelsea player ratings vs Southampton
Courtois 6; Azpilicueta 7, Luiz 7, Cahill 6.5; Moses 7.5 , Kante 7 Matic 7.5, Alonso 6; Pedro 6.5, Costa 8.5, Hazard 8
Subs: Willian NA, Ivanovic NA, Batshuayi NA
These numbers tell a whole different picture of what Chelsea were under Jose Mourinho last season. Conte has indeed revitalised Chelsea players and is getting the best out of them as well.
Despite a wonderful showing by Costa and Hazard, Chelsea manager must be hoping for the duo to raise their game in upcoming weeks and lead Chelsea to the Premier League title this season.