Chelsea 3-1 Southampton: Mourinho says win vital for Premier League race

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that his side's 3-1 win over Southampton had added importance after slip ups by their fellow title rivals.

The hosts fell behind to a first-minute goal from Jay Rodriguez but came back strongly with Gary Cahill, John Terry and Demba Ba all getting on the score sheet.

With Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United all dropping points, the Blues are Arsenal's closest challengers in the league, trailing the Gunners by four points.