As we well know from bitter experience team fighting against relegation have very little luck in games.
And the Saints realize that this afternoon after they were 1-0 up at halftime at home to Chelsea and 2-0 up after 60 minutes in the early fixture.
But then the Blues seemed to wake up, and in only eight minutes from the 70th minute on, Chelsea scored three goals with a brace from former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud and a goal from Eden Hazard.
Olivier Giroud – scores for Chelsea
That’s what Rafa means when he says the top teams can always score goals and come back into a game.
Southampton now remain the 3rd bottom club with 28 points from 33 games – 10 points behind Newcastle with games starting to run out.
It’s a good result for Newcastle.
Crystal Palace at the time of writing (3:25 pm) are 3-1 up at home to Brighton and Burnley are 2-0 up at home to the Foxes.