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Southampton 2-3 Chelsea

Southampton threw away a two-goal lead at home to concede three goals in the space of eight second-half minutes.

Dušan Tadić and Jan Bednarek put Saints two up before goals from Olivier Giroud (2) & Eden Hazard hit back for Chelsea to win.

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