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It was a comprehensive victory for Chelsea against the Saints as Frank Lampard’s side rode to a deserved 4-1 victory at the St Mary’s ground on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and substitute Michy Batshuayi were enough to sink the home team.
It was Tammy Abraham who opened the scoring for the Blues in the 17th minute to score his eight Premier League goal of the campaign and his ninth of the season.
For the goal, Callum Hudson-Odoi played a great ball over Southampton’s defence for Abraham to latch onto and finish with aplomb.
Abraham has revealed that he anticipated the ball would come first time from Hudson-Odoi, and that was his secret to a lobbed effort that left Saints goalkeeper Angus Gunn stranded.
“I knew Callum [Hudson-Odoi] was going to play the ball first time, so I was ready,” Abraham said afterwards.
“I ran in behind and just told myself to get a touch on it and get it over the ‘keeper and that’s what I did and thankfully it went in.”
It has been an excellent past week for Abraham who netted in the Champions League game against Lille and was also called into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria next week.