Preview: Southampton vs Chelsea | Premier League
Chelsea face Southampton in the Premier League at Saturday afternoon at St Mary’s.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect have already beaten Southampton twice this season. Once in the Carabao Cup, knocking them out of the closing-16 on penalties.
On the initiating of October, Chelsea beat the 10-man Saints at Stamford Bridge by three goals to one. Now it be away from home comforts as they trudge on the road to the south fly.
The hosts are with out a plan shut in five. Four of those have reach in the league, while the many changed into as soon as a 4-1 defeat to Manchester Metropolis in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Chelsea are no longer in favourable both. They have gotten lost their closing two matches in all opponents, conceding seven goals in the job.
Lyanco, Alex McCarthy and Shane Long are all aid in coaching but would possibly per chance well also simply no longer be ready for the Blues’ focus on with.
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Chelsea will be with out Callum Hudson-Odoi after Tuchel confirmed the winger is situation to be sidelined for a minimal of a couple extra weeks with an achilles mission.
Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku are both doubtful and must peaceable face effectively being assessments sooner than the sport to bewitch whether or no longer or no longer they’ll be eager.
Each and each aspect will be attempting to get aid to winning programs. Tuchel has had a stern and correct conversation alongside with his gamers after the Precise Madrid defeat in midweek.
Hasenhuttl’s aspect are underdogs for the fixture and after a bustle of four league games with out victory, results can most keen pork up for the Saints who sit down in 12th.
Chelsea will be vying for a shipshape sheet but with errors being a working theme of their performances of late, the hosts will delight in themselves to get on the scoresheet and preserve away from defeat.
Prediction: Southampton 1-1 Chelsea
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