Antonio Conte says Chelsea players must show pride for badge


Antonio Conte took the blame for a "very disappointing" first half from Chelsea before their late comeback win at Southampton on Saturday.

"Thankfully he's just about OK, but he's been raked down the calf", Hughes said. They don't have to play for the coach.

On that occasion goals from Paul Konchesky - who was also sent off - and Richard Rufus put Charlton Athletic in charge, but Gianfranco Zola got Chelsea back in the contest. "West Brom might be going down, but Hegazi will probably stay in the Premier League", Nicol noted.

With the top 4 hopes all but vanished the Blues all hopes of having a successful season hinge on securing the FA Cup.

Giroud finally scored his first Premier League goal in Chelsea colours.

Following the victory, the Blues move up to 60 points, just seven behind Liverpool and Tottenham who occupy the third and fourth positions respectively. It doesn't matter that we won the game 3-2, it was important to see the right reaction and fight in the eyes of my players. Mariner highlighted Ince's "tremendous impact from the bench", while Nicol was similarly impressed.

"Except for the 10 minutes when we conceded three goals, we played a very good game".

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"As long as it is mathematically possible to finish in the top four we will keep battling".

The hard spell has only heightened speculation about the future of Conte, with many expecting the Italian to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season. He is picked by both members of the panel as the man to lead our attack.

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Key Opta stats: - Southampton have lost consecutive Premier League games after scoring 2+ goals for the first time ever. "He scored an wonderful goal, was a constant threat and a joy to watch", Mariner said.

"We have to congratulate Manchester City because they are very close to winning the title". He has managed to only score one goal, which came against Hull City during an FA Cup clash, and he has mainly been used as a backup option to Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard.

It was a former Chelsea player who got Saints off to a flawless start as Ryan Bertrand burst past Cesar Azpilicueta down Southampton's left before squaring for Tadic to apply a simple finish.

Olivier Giroud has no regrets about leaving Arsenal as he says he has joined the best team in England in Chelsea.