Koeman hails Saints response

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman was full of praise for his side after they came from a goal down to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Blues took the lead early on through Willian's fortuitous free-kick, but the Saints hit back just before half-time with the equaliser from Steven Davis.

The south coast club came out in the second half with their tails up and two goals in the space of 12 minutes, from Sadio Mane and Graziano Pelle, completed the comeback win.

Koeman felt the victory was fully deserved and believes their response after the half-time break was a telling factor in claiming all three points in the capital.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, he said: "We had a difficult start to the game, going 1-0 down. But we came back, 1-1, and it was a great goal from Davis.

"I think the difference was how we came out of the dressing room, how we played in the second half. We were more aggressive to press Chelsea, and [we had] fantastic movements. We totally deserved the three points today.

"We have the experience now, it happened the same last year as we went 1-0 down very early. But we had good organisation and close to half time we were the better team. The difference was how we came out the dressing room, because that was impressive."