Sergio Aguero and David Silva put the game to bed with goals in the 12th and 18th minutes respectively, before Danny Ings won and converted a spot kick to break Southampton's barren run in front of goal. The 26-year-old scored just 15 goals in all competitions last term as the Blues endured a frustrating season.
Manchester City and Chelsea ensures the pace remains relentless at the top of the table with a pair of wins today.
Jurgen Klopp's men have done a far better job of keeping pace with the Manchester club this season and now trail the league leaders by two points. Each goal in a game like this leads the game in a specific direction.
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"In Spain and Italy there are good strikers but here you have 10 strikers who can score every weekend and it is very hard, but at the end of the season the important thing is to be in the first place [in the League]". Marcos Alonso played a good diagonal pass to find Pedro who fired past Hennessey in the visitor's goal. We still need to improve a lot, and we need time to understand completely and work on his football. Yet Sarri took advice from his medical and sports science staff and has opted to grant the striker a few days working at the training ground, offering Olivier Giroud, who has not scored for Chelsea since a victor against Liverpool on 6 May, an opportunity to feature.
"It is normal. Sometimes it is better to rest than always play".
In the other Sunday game, Chelsea thumped Crystal Palace 3-1 in the London Derby at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.
Alvaro Morata has found some form lately but Sarri has chose to give the Spaniard a rest as he's been left back in London.