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Giroud aims to extend FA Cup love affair with Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is aiming to extend his love affair with the FA Cup as Antonio Conte’s men prepare to face Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final.

Giroud lifted the trophy with Arsenal in 2014, 2015 and 2017 before his Stamford Bridge switch earlier this season and is hungry for more Wembley success with the Blues.

Giroud aims to extend FA Cup love affair with Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is aiming to extend his love affair with the FA Cup as Antonio Conte’s men prepare to face Southampton in Sunday’s semi-final.

Giroud lifted the trophy with Arsenal in 2014, 2015 and 2017 before his Stamford Bridge switch earlier this season and is hungry for more Wembley success with the Blues.

Chelsea vs Southampton injury update & predicted line-ups - two goal hero set for start in 3-4-3

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Chelsea and Southampton will clash for the second time in eight days in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final and the Blues will hope to avoid last week’s fun and games.

Goals by substitute Olivier Giroud (2) and Eden Hazard brought the Blues back from two down to secure a 3-2 victory in the Premier League.

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Marcos Alonso handed FA violent conduct charge

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Chelsea: Marcos Alonso Gets Away With Shocking Challenge On Shane Long As Blues Scure Comeback Win Over Southampton (Video)

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An Olivier Giroud brace helped secure a 3-2 win for Chelsea at St. Mary's on Saturday, with the Blues coming from two goals down to take all three points back to west London.

However, Chelsea were lucky to finish the first-half with 11 men still on the pitch after Marcos Alonso launched a pretty appalling challenge on Shane Long.

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22-yr-old drops a hint about his future, open to joining Fulham if a fee is agreed

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Matt Targett has revealed that he would be happy to stay at Fulham beyond this season.

The 22-year-old left back joined the Londoners on loan in January and he has been quite impressive for Jokanovic’s side so far.

Fulham are close to sealing promotion to the Premier League this season and Targett has been a key player for them since joining.

Celtic lining up a summer move for highly experienced Leeds United target

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Celtic are interested in signing the Sheffield Wednesday keeper Keiren Westwood at the end of this season.

According to reports, Southampton and Leeds United are interested in the player as well.

Westwood has just one year left on his current deal and he could prove to be a bargain signing for someone this summer.

Dyche challenges Burnley to go beyond seventh heaven

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London (AFP) – Burnley may be an impressive seventh in the Premier League but manager Sean Dyche wants to see how high his side can climb before the season ends.

The Clarets’ 2-1 win over Leicester last weekend put them on course for the final Europa League spot, provided Southampton do not win the FA Cup.

Chelsea’s Alonso charged with violent conduct by FA

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident during the Premier League match against relegation-threatened Southampton.

The left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Southampton striker Shane Long’s leg during Saturday’s game but the incident went unpunished by referee Mike Dean.

Chelsea’s Alonso charged with violent conduct by FA

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London (AFP) – Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident during the Premier League match against relegation-threatened Southampton.

The left wing-back appeared to stand on the back of Southampton striker Shane Long’s leg during Saturday’s game but the incident went unpunished by referee Mike Dean.

Why Chelsea need to pick Olivier Giroud ahead of Alvaro Morata

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During Saturday’s early kickoff against Southampton, Chelsea were two goals down with less than a quarter of the game remaining. A lackluster first 45 minutes was a perfect reflection of their general dip in performance. The Blues were second best for large parts of the game.

However, a moment of inspiration from Frenchman Olivier Giroud lifted the spirits of the players with the match ending in a 3-2 victory for the west London side.

Why Chelsea need to pick Olivier Giroud ahead of Alvaro Morata

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During Saturday’s early kickoff against Southampton, Chelsea were two goals down with less than a quarter of the game remaining. A lackluster first 45 minutes was a perfect reflection of their general dip in performance. The Blues were second best for large parts of the game.

However, a moment of inspiration from Frenchman Olivier Giroud lifted the spirits of the players with the match ending in a 3-2 victory for the west London side.

Tweets and Photos: Chelsea players react to comeback win over Southampton

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Five Things: Man City back to their best, cautious Mourinho bitten by Baggies, Liverpool star shows class

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Manchester City – Premier League champions. It’s something we’ve been expecting to happen for much of the season, but perhaps not in the way it actually did.

City’s victory at Tottenham Hotspur coupled with Manchester United’s coupon-busting defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion handed Pep Guardiola’s side the title.

Palace, Huddersfield capitalise on Southampton’s Chelsea collapse

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London (United Kingdom) (AFP) – An eight-minute Chelsea turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton to keep their slim hopes of Champions League football next season was equally warmly welcomed by the Saints’ rivals to avoid relegation on Saturday.

Huddersfield and Crystal Palace took full advantage with vital wins over Watford and Brighton to leave Southampton five points off safety.

Giroud double keeps Chelsea in Champions League hunt

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Southampton (United States) (AFP) – Chelsea’s kept their slim hopes of playing Champions League football next season alive as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday.

Defeat is another body blow to Saints’ chances of avoiding relegation as they remain rooted in the bottom three when for so long they seemed set for a first home win in the Premier League since November.

Giroud double keeps Chelsea in Champions League hunt

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Southampton (United States) (AFP) – Chelsea’s kept their slim hopes of playing Champions League football next season alive as Olivier Giroud came off the bench to inspire an eight-minute turnaround from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Southampton on Saturday.

Defeat is another body blow to Saints’ chances of avoiding relegation as they remain rooted in the bottom three when for so long they seemed set for a first home win in the Premier League since November.

Southampton vs Chelsea confirmed starting line-ups

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Chelsea visit Southampton on Saturday desperately needing a victory to keep their faint hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.

The reigning champions have won just three Premier League games this year and last week’s 1-1 home draw against West Ham United left them 10 points off the top four.

Where to find Southampton vs. Chelsea on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Southampton vs. Chelsea on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Southampton and Chelsea are fighting for different things on Saturday. Southampton are scrambling to stay up in the Premier League, while Chelsea are trying to lock in a Europa League position or to hope they can find a way to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Predicted line-up: Conte sweating on defender for Chelsea 3-4-3 starting XI

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Chelsea visit Southampton on Saturday hoping to keep their faint hopes of a top four finish in the Premier League alive.

The Blues head into the match 10 points behind Tottenham with six games to play and their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League look remote.

Antonio Conte’s side have won just two of their last eight games in all competitions, but this weekend’s game offers an excellent chance to regain the winning thread.

Everton want £80k-a-week Tottenham target, star could replace this key player

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Everton are interested in signing the Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.

The former Chelsea player is expected to leave if the Saints go down and he is being monitored by several English clubs.

As per the reports, Spurs and Newcastle are keeping tabs on the player as well.

Bertrand was linked with a move away from Southampton last summer but the Saints blocked a move.

Southampton could agree £25m deal with Manchester United for £70k-per-week Tottenham target

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According to The S*n, Southampton defender Ryan Bertrand could be on his way out of the club this summer, with Manchester United and Tottenham leading the chase for his signature.

United are in the market for a new left-back as a long-term replacement for 32-year-old winger Ashley Young who has operated in the makeshift role ahead of Luke Shaw under Jose Mourinho this season but both players have uncertain futures at Old Trafford.

Danny Welbeck suggests inclusion in alternative attacking spearhead

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On This Day in Football: Shearer makes history, Chelsea borrow Coventry’s kit

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On this day in 1988, Alan Shearer became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the English top flight at the age of 17 years and 240 days.

The young Southampton striker had made his debut for the Saints first team on 26 March after coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Chelsea away from home.

Arsene Wenger offers Henrikh Mkhitaryan injury update

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Arsene Wenger ‘very happy’ with Danny Welbeck’s resurgent form

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Where to find Arsenal vs. Southampton on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Arsenal vs. Southampton on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place.

After Arsenal’s impressive win on Thursday against CSKA Moscow, and Southampton facing the prospect of relegation, expect this match to be a fiery affair at Emirates Stadium.

Where to find Arsenal vs. Southampton on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Arsenal vs. Southampton on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place.

After Arsenal’s impressive win on Thursday against CSKA Moscow, and Southampton facing the prospect of relegation, expect this match to be a fiery affair at Emirates Stadium.

'April 1st was 3 days ago': Villa fans react to latest transfer rumour regarding 28-year-old star

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Southampton striker Charlie Austin is reportedly on Aston Villa’s radar but the Villa fans don’t want the club to sign him.

According to reports from The Mirror, Villa could move for the Southampton striker at the end of the season, provided they get themselves promoted to the Premier League and the Saints go down to the Championship.

Aston Villa want Premier League forward in summer, would be a superb signing

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Aston Villa are looking to sign the Southampton striker Charlie Austin at the end of this season.

The Saints are currently fighting for their survival. With seven games to go, things are not looking good for them.

If the Premier League side goes down, Villa will have a great chance of landing the 28-year-old striker.

Southampton boss Hughes apologises to daughter over Commonwealth snub

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes revealed that he apologised to his daughter after he abandoned plans to watch her play hockey for Wales at the Commonwealth Games when Premier League club Southampton came calling.

Xenna Hughes is in the Wales hockey squad for the Games, which open later Wednesday on Australia’s Gold Coast, and her father was all set to jet over and watch her in action.

Confirmed lineups: West Ham vs Southampton

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West Ham are taking on Southampton in a crucial Premier League clash at the London stadium on Saturday.

Both the sides are struggling for survival in the league, and therefore the fixture can be billed as a relegation six pointer.

David Moyes said ahead of the match that it is a massive game for the Hammers, and has urged the home fans to get behind the team.

BBC pundit predicts the outcome of West Ham vs Southampton

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Former Liverpool defender and now a very popular football pundit, Mark Lawrenson, has predicted a victory for West Ham in their upcoming game against Southampton.

The Hammers will face the Saints in the Premier League clash on Saturday at the London Stadium after the international break.

Both the teams are struggling at the moment, and the fixture can be billed as a relegation six-pointer.

Southampton boss Hughes aims to pile on agony for West Ham

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes said he wants to capitalise on the negativity engulfing fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham when he takes Southampton to the troubled London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham’s last home game, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley, was marred by pitch invasions and protests against owners David Sullivan and David Gold as the mood at the east London club turned ugly.

Southampton boss Hughes aims to pile on agony for West Ham

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London (AFP) – Mark Hughes said he wants to capitalise on the negativity engulfing fellow Premier League strugglers West Ham when he takes Southampton to the troubled London Stadium on Saturday.

West Ham’s last home game, a 3-0 defeat by Burnley, was marred by pitch invasions and protests against owners David Sullivan and David Gold as the mood at the east London club turned ugly.

Hughes has already identified his summer target, Saints want explosive £20m attacker

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Mark Hughes will look to sign the Stoke City star Xherdan Shaqiri for £20m this summer.

Hughes joined Southampton earlier this month and the former Stoke City boss will be hoping to steer his side clear of the relegation zone now.

If he manages to beat the drop with Saints, he is planning to raid his former club for the Swiss winger.

'A colossus in the back': Southampton fans react to 24-year-old's Twitter post

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Wesley Hoedt took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction after Southampton’s FA Cup win over Wigan on Sunday.

The Saints earned a 2-0 win against Wigan at the DW Stadium to cement a place in the semi finals of the FA Cup where they will face Chelsea.

Hoedt played the entire 90 minutes and his performance was appreciated by the Saints fans.

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Arsenal: Two Goals For Danny Welbeck And Two Red Cards As Gunners Beat Spirited Southampton In Dramatic Emirates Clash (Photos & Video)

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Arsenal and Southampton played out a dramatic game at the Emirates on Sunday, with the hosts securing a 3-2 victory thanks to a late winner from Danny Welbeck.

With one eye on Thursday's quarter-final second-leg Europa League clash with CSKA Moscow, Arsene Wenger rested a number of star names, with Reiss Nelson getting a rare start.

Free Falling

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Before I lay into Stoke can I bring your attention to a peculiar decision by another relegation threatened side? Southampton. I like the Saints; proper club, good history, some wonderful ex-players (Le Tis, Channon, Shearer, Theo, Ox, Lallana, Monkey-Boy Bale etc etc) and generally well run. But who in their right mind looks at the league table and then appoints a manager who has taken a relegation rival into the mire?