Southampton vs Chelsea Early Teams News, Injury Updates, H2H, Predictions And Possible Line Up

Chelsea get back in action today as they travel to St Mary’s Park to battle the Saints

The Blues hope to return to winning ways as they lock horns with Southampton later today.

With the hopes of finishing top 4, Chelsea know to maintain the third place until the end of the current season, they must put up a very serious fight.

Tottenham and Arsenal are both trailing on their tail and any single drop of point again could jeopardize their top 4 finish.

The Blues only hope for the next season UEFA Champions League competition is finishing top 4.

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Chelsea although still in the UCL but having lost 3-1 at home to Real Madrid, their hopes of making it into the next round is almost gone.

Prior their Real Madrid loss, Chelsea suffered a huge loss in the Premier League during encounter against Brentford (4-1).

The current Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel hasn’t lost two Premier League games consecutively making him the only manager to go that long (48).

Southampton has on their own end lost their last two home games in the Premier League, as many as they have lost in the last 18.

Chelsea will be looking to return to winning ways while Southampton will be looking to end their home leg losing streak.

Southampton vs Chelsea Early Team News And Injury Update

Ralph Hasenhuttl is saddened by the fact that he can’t field his favorite attacker Armando Broja against Chelsea due to ineligibility.

On the other hand, he can field his newly available two players who just returned from injury; Shane Long and Lyanco.

Chelsea Early Team News And Injury Update

The Blues are without Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell after Tuchel confirmed the English players are still weeks from returning.

Tuchel also stated that Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku are both doubts as Doctors are doubtful of their fitness state amid suspected injuries.

Reece James remains available for selection while Andrea Christensen after coming off at half time against Real Madrid could miss starting today against the Saints.

Edouard Mendy who has shown in two consecutive games to be in bad form could sit out on the bench today while Kepa Arrizabalaga starts in the goal post for Blues.

Southampton vs Chelsea H2H

Southampton wins: 31

Draws: 31

Chelsea wins: 48

Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction

With he hunger to get back in wining ways before heading for their return leg against Real Madrid, Chelsea are more likely to leave St. Mary with a victory.

Prediction: Southampton 0:3 Chelsea

Southampton vs Chelsea Possible Line Ups

Southampton: Forster; Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Elyounoussi, Stuart Armstrong; Adams, Adam Armstrong

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Werner; Havertz