Nigerian international Victor Moses started for Chelsea as they humbled Southampton 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.
Though the result may be in Chelsea’s favour it wasn’t all plain sailing for the blues who were on the back foot early in the game as the saints started with great intensity.
Chelsea took the lead through Eden Hazard before Southampton equalised through a former Chelsea player Oriol Romeu. The game looked like finishing level before the break until Cahill popped up in added time with a header.
On resumption of the second half Moses pushed forward and played more like a winger instead of defending too deep as he did in the first half. The pressure paid off as a telling cross from Cesc Fabregas was met with a commanding header by Diego Costa to make it 3-1.
Costa then combined sweetly with Hazard first and then Pedro before finishing neatly to secure the points.
A late goal by another Chelsea old boy, Ryan Bertrand proved to be a consolation deserving of a spirited display by Southampton .
Victor Moses was brought off for John Terry in the 85th minute as Chelsea opened up a 7 points gap between them and closest challengers Tottenham Hotspur who travel to Crystal palace in a London derby Wednesday.