Chelsea vs Southampton: Preview and Prediction

Club football returns after two long weeks of international football. Chelsea faces Southampton which promises to be an exciting fixture in the EPL.

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Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea will host Southampton at the Stamford Bridge this Saturday in what promises to be an exciting clash. Both Chelsea and Southampton have managed to win two out of their four games in the English Premier League so far.

Chelsea went into the international break in high spirits after thumping Crystal Palace 4 – 0. Chilwell, Jorginho and Kurt Zouma found themselves in the score card in their victory against Crystal Palace.

Preview

The Saints began their season with two consecutive defeats against Crystal Palace and Spurs. However, they were able to make an impressive comeback by winning two consecutive matches against Burnley and West Brom respectively.

Zouma vs Ings

Chelsea on the other hand have had a disastrous campaign so far despite making some impressive signings. They were held to a disappointing draw by West Brom. They were also defeated by Arsenal and Chelsea in the EPL before getting knocked out by Spurs in the EFL Cup.  Hence both the teams will be hoping to take away three points from this clash which will solidify their respective campaign.

Form Guide

Chelsea and Southampton have clashed 42 times in EPL so far. Chelsea have dominated Southampton clearly by winning 24 of those clashes. Southampton have managed to win only nine games so far and nine games have ended in draws. However Southampton had the edge over the blues when these sides last met in December.

Chelsea last 5 games: LWDDW

Southampton last 5 games: LLLWW

Predicted Lineups

Chelsea predicted lineup: Willy Caballero, Reece James, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham.

Southampton predicted lineup: Alex McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Vestegaard, Ryan Bertrand, Theo Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Djenepo, Danny Ings and Che Adams

Prediction

We predict the score line to be Chelsea 2 – 0 Southampton

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