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Chelsea 2-0 Southampton, FA Cup semifinal: Post-match reaction

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Chelsea started both halves very well, and while we failed to take advantage in the first, it took only 30 seconds to do so in the second. A Fabregas ball to Hazard, a little touch to Giroud, who then left all the defenders and the goalkeeper on the floor, too, to score his customary FA Cup goal. He did say he never loses at Wembley, right? Quite Drogba-esque indeed, a big goal from the big man at a big time.

It took Chelsea some time to add a second, Azpilicueta rekindling his connection with Morata to make the game safe ... mostly. Southampton still managed to hit the post, but all in all, Chelsea defended solidly enough.

The big talking point, other than the win, will be Willian’s (horrible) reaction to Conte’s (questionable decision) taking him off for Bakayoko, but hopefully they will explain and smooth that over quickly enough.

Chelsea are in to the FA Cup final, taking on Manchester United on May 19, which is a lovely date in Chelsea history already.