Photo: Ramires issues Chelsea rallying cry ahead of Southampton clash

The Chelsea midfielder rallies his Blues team-mates

Ramires has rallied his Chelsea team-mates ahead of their clash against Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s Brazilian contingent have been playing a crucial role for Jose Mourinho’s side in recent weeks, with Ramires and Willian salvaging a 2-2 draw with Newcastle United at St Mary’s last weekend.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder also scored what ultimately proved a fruitless equaliser in a 2-1 loss to Porto in the Champions League mid-week.

And Ramires took to Instagram to urge the west London side to victory over the Saints in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Ramires wrote on the photo-sharing app: “Come on, Chelsea! #CFC #Ramires #Chelsea #EPL”

The South American midfielder has only made three appearances in the Premier League this season, scoring his only goal against Newcastle.

The Blues are currently in 14th place in the Premier League table after their stalemate with the Magpies last weekend.

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Mourinho’s men are eight points behind current leaders Manchester United.

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