We can't give up on top four now, says Giroud

We can't give up on top four now, says Giroud

A brace by substitute Olivier Giroud inspired Chelsea to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over relegation-threatened Southampton.

Giroud told Sky Sports: "I said when I came in, I said to Eden: 'Come on, we need to fight until the end".

Conte brought on Oliver Giroud and the French striker brought life to a rather turgid Blues who went on to score three goals in eight minutes.

Chelsea's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League are virtually over, with fourth-place Tottenham seven points ahead with five games to play.

"We must show this in every game and today, I think that in the first half we didn't do this and I am the first person to take the responsibility for this, because I am the coach of this team". Me, my staff, the players and the club, for this season.

Just before half time, Chelsea were lucky not to be reduced to 10-men after Marcos Alonso's nasty challenge from behind on Shane Long saw nothing given.

Olivier Giroud has refused to let Chelsea give up on even the slightest chance of Champions League qualification.

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Burnley sit in seventh spot in the Premier League table and on course to qualify for Europe next season - and Langley is impressed. Southampton would go 2-0 up with half an hour to play, thanks to a debut goal from Jan Bednarek.

"I am at the best club in England in recent years because Chelsea have won more trophies than anyone else. We are talking about an important player not only for Chelsea, but also for the national team", suggesting that the Englishman could retain his place in the starting XI for this tie.

"We missed the first 25 minutes", said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, whose side face Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals next week.

"I saw the right will to comeback and find a hard result because when you are 2-0 down it is not simple". They started the game in the relegation zone, and only a win would lift them out of it.

But after back-to-back defeats against West Ham and Arsenal, Hughes needs to mastermind victory over his former club Chelsea to kick start the Saints" "Great Escape' bid.

And with Southampton reeling, Giroud completed Chelsea's comeback when he pounced on a loose ball inside the area to drive into the bottom corner. This is the best possible way for a player to show that he is a fantastic professional.

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