Southampton vs. Chelsea - Football Match Report

The Spaniard is yet to make a Premier League appearance this season

The Belgium worldwide, who led his country to third place finish at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation struggled last term - scoring just 12 goals in 34 Premier League appearances.

Southampton boss Hughes, whose team host Maurizio Sarri's side on Sunday, spent three years as a player at Stamford Bridge during the 1990s, lining up alongside Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola.

31' GOAL! A great challenge by Ross Barkley is played forward to Eden Hazard who waits on the edge of the box and finds the net easily.

"I wish he came a bit earlier to be honest, it's a little bit late now in my career".

Talking to SPORTbible, Hazard claimed that he's happy as long as he was playing well and Chelsea are winning: 'If I score I'm good, if I don't score and I'm playing good, for me it's flawless.

"I think Chelsea will always be a (title) contender, you see the quality of their squad", said Hughes.

Southampton last games against Chelsea came in a double header last season, as striker, Olivier Giroud inspired a league comeback from 2-0 down against the Saints to win 3-2 last season.

"Everything goes through me".

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But despite admitting frustration at his lack of opportunities so far, Fabregas said he is loving life under Sarri and wants to extend his stay at Chelsea if the club are happy to keep him.

"He's got that stardust that all the top players have, even if they are not functioning as a team collectively then you know that in one second he can change the game, even if as the opposition team you've done everything correctly". I'm learning it. I'm very passionate about it as it's very interesting.

"The character we showed at the back end of past year is still very much within the team, and it will sustain us and make sure that we're successful".

"At the moment I am okay but in two months it could be different", he explained.

"I feel I still have a lot of football left in me but it is now up to the club".

A feeling of resignation threatened to engulf Southampton, although at least they tried to drag themselves back into the game at the start of the second half.

Sarri added: "I think that for Eden to play is a pleasure".

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