Chelsea: Diego Costa Brace Shoots Down Saints As Blues Go Seven Points Clear (Video)

Alan Duffy

25th, April 2017

Chelsea produced an impressive display at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, running out 4-2 winners against Southampton and restoring their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points.

With Tottenham breathing down their necks, the Blues needed a good display against Saints and the hosts got off to the perfect start, with Eden Hazard opening the scoring on five minutes from a Diego Costa pass.

However, Chelsea suffered a scare on 24 minutes when former Blue Oriol Romeu netted from close-range.

Just before the break, the hosts regained the lead, with Gary Cahill bravely heading home as Costa attempted a spectacular overhead kick.

Soon after the break, Costa did get on the scoresheet, with the Spanish striker ending his seven-game goal-drought with a header from a Cesc Fabregas cross.

Antonio Conte’s side were now well in control of the game and went further ahead late on, with Costa again the scorer via a low shot after a superb passing move.

Another ex-Chelsea starlet, Ryan Bertrand, would score again for Southampton.

However, the west Londoners were well worth the win, which sees them go seven points clear of Tottenham, who face a tricky trip to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

As for Southampton, they stay in ninth spot.

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