Romeu got his name on the score sheet on Tuesday evening, but goals from Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill and a brace from Diego Costa secured a 4-2 win for Chelsea in west London. "We played the football and played in an exciting way, but it wasn't enough to win the game".
Second-placed Spurs travel to Crystal Palace on Wednesday knowing that nothing less than victory will do as they aim to keep their faint title hopes alive.
Hazard, however, insists he is not giving his future much thought for the time being as he is determined to help his club to a Premier League and FA Cup Double first.
Southampton pulled one back late-on, but there was no time for them to fight again as Chelsea won the match 4-2.
However, Chelsea restored their lead on the stroke of halftime thanks to a towering header from Gary Cahill, after Southampton failed to clear.
"John, for us, is a really important player", Conte added "He is doing a great job this season".
"We beat Tottenham and we play before them, so perhaps we can create a bit of trouble in their minds".
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"Yes, I think that we passed a big, big step".
"I think the most important thing is to look at ourselves".
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is confident that Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Chelsea will give them extra motivation in their quest to be crowned Premier League champions.
"When I talk to you at the national team, I do not know if I am a good captain, but I am a captain on the pitch". Then we must be proud for our job, for what we are doing this season.
And afterwards Cesc Fabregas stated his belief that Hazard was second in ability only to Barcelona's Lionel Messi and can improve if he is more "selfish" and shows a greater "killer instinct".
"After two wins it is normal to do this consideration that my decisions were right but it is not easy for the coach in this situation to make these strong choices", he told Sky Sports. "It is very important for his confidence, for us, also because he scored two really important goals but also two attractive goals after combinations which showed good. coordination between him and his team mates", he said.
"We've got a big game this weekend, a hard match [at Everton]".