Ross Barkley Starts - Chelsea Team vs Southampton Confirmed

Eden Hazard’s knee slide celebration is a thing of the past

He headed into the game against Southampton this afternoon top of the Premier League goalscorer chart with six goals and added a seventh to give Maurizio Sarri's side the lead against the Saints.

Maurizio Sarri has made plenty of changes from the side that beat Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday night with Eden Hazard recalled in attack while Olivier Giroud replaces Alvaro Morata despite the Spaniard scoring the victor in midweek.

Mark Hughes feels Eden Hazard will have to wait until he has grey hair to be considered Chelsea's greatest ever player.

The west London side have impressed with their attacking style of player under Sarri, despite Chelsea FC adopted more of a defensive approach under Conte.

"Everything goes through me - his is what I like - touching the ball 100 times, all the play going through me or Jorginho".

"The key is, if you can, to stop their key players having opportunities". (It is) very hard in the Premier League to stop a team having any chances - it's very, very rare.

He has a brilliant record of scoring five goals in his last four appearances against them during his time with the Blues and former club Arsenal.

China tight-lipped on disappearance of Interpol chief
Meng was appointed head of Interpol in 2016, and was due to serve until 2020. "Yellow notices" are issued for missing persons. Al Jazeera's Adrian Brow, reporting from Beijing , said China's silence is a "reflection of how sensitive this case is".

Meanwhile, Sarri went on to say he's thrilled at how quickly his squad have gelled together since his summer arrival.

"I think I have a good understanding with the fans and players".

A perfectly reasonable response one would feel, Willian did add that he is playing with "pleasure", and enjoys the fact that Chelsea are now playing "proper football".

Jorginho followed Sarri from Napoli to Chelsea, displacing Fabregas as Chelsea's central midfield pivot.

Ross Barkley's first goal for Chelsea put them in control at St Mary's.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, defender Ryan Bertrand, winger Mohamed Elyounoussi and forward Shane Long have each returned to training following minor injury problems.

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