Ross Barkley believes it is fair to say that Chelsea are title challengers this season, saying that the squad containing players who have won it before makes them capable for a shot at the Premier League trophy.
Chelsea continued their great form in the Premier League with a convincing win against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
In the Wembley sunshine on Sunday afternoon, Chelsea booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup final after beating Southampton 2-0. Antonio Conte’s side will face Manchester United after the Red Devils came from behind to beat Tottenham 2-1 on Saturday. Goals from Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata after half-time confirmed a comfortable victory in the end.
Chelsea fans have taken to social media to thank outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for selling Olivier Giroud in January, as the striker looks set to become the next cult favourite at the Bridge.
Chelsea and Southampton face each other in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday just eight days after producing a five-goal thriller in the Premier League.
As Chelsea came from two goals down to rescue a brilliant 3-2 win against Southampton in Saturday’s early kick-off, one of the main talking points was a challenge from Marcos Alonso on Shane Long that many deemed he should have been sent off for.
In Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League, Chelsea survived a scare against relegation-threatened Southampton as they had to come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2. Olivier Giroud’s brace off the bench led the revival, with Eden Hazard getting the other one. These goals came after Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek had given the Saints a strong lead.