Chelsea vs Southampton is a match between two teams who are struggling to get points in the Premier League this season. The game will see Chelsea go against a team without a manager at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea had won one of their previous 10 matches in all competitions, and Southampton had lost nine of the ten matches.
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Even though Graham Potter’s Chelsea job has been the most difficult in his career, he has failed to win matches, but the board is backing the manager to do the best for the club.
After the three successive draws with Fulham, West Ham United, and Liverpool, Chelsea eventually lost a match against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League thanks to Karim Adeyemi’s exceptional goal.
Chelsea had played some quite impressive games, but they lacked cutting edges and found it difficult in front of goal. Even after they signed different players for more than £550 million, they failed to invest in getting a new number nine.
Chelsea had scored five goals in the last 14 matches in all competitions, and they have scored 23 goals in 22 Premier League matches this season. Chelsea are going into the game as the 10th team in the Premier League against Southampton.
This is Chelsea’s lowest position in the Premier League in the last seven years. The London team is 10 points behind Newcastle, who are currently in fourth place.
Chelsea wouldn’t want to drop another point as they hope to qualify for European football next season. Getting the maximum point against Southampton will be something they are looking forward to.
However, Chelsea had failed to beat Southampton in its last three matches at Stamford Bridge.
Southampton, on the other hand, sacked Nathan Jones after three months in charge after losing nine of its first 14 matches.
Southampton will play against Chelsea, with Southampton assistant manager Rubén Sellés taking the team to Stamford Bridge.
The club is under the management of a new manager, and there are rumors that Harry Redknapp has made his interest in managing the team known.
Southampton lost to 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. Southampton seem to be cruising to victory after Carlos Alcarez put the Saints ahead in the 20th minute.
An own goal from Jan Bednarek and an 89th-minute winner from Joao Gomes condemned Southampton to their 15th Premier League defeat.
Can Southampton get the double against Chelsea who are struggling to win matches?
Chelsea vs Southampton Team News
Mateo Kovacic, Wesley Fofana, and Dennis Zakaria have returned to the training ground as they speed up their recovery. The trio will be in contention to face Southampton in the Premier League.
Noni Madueke, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and David Datro Fofana will also be in contention to face the Saints. Also, Kalidou Koulibaly, who was impressive against Borussia Dortmund, will get an opportunity against Southampton.
Meanwhile, Madueke could get an opportunity on the right wing ahead of Hakim Ziyech and Joao Felix. Kai Havertz will get his chance to play as the striker against Southampton.
However, as for Southampton, Valentino Livramento, Alex McCarthy, and Juan Larios are going to miss the match due to injuries. Southampton’s right back Kyle Walker-Peters could return to the starting lineup.
Che Adams has been tipped to play ahead of Nigerian Paul Onuachu. Southampton record signing Kamaldeen Sulemana is likely to also start against Chelsea.
Mohamed Salisu is set to retain his place in the starting 11. Caleta-Car and Bella-Kotchap are also tipped to continue against Chelsea.
Chelsea’s probable lineup:
Arrizabalaga; James, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez; Madueke, Felix, Mudryk; Havertz
Southampton’s probable lineup:
Bazunu; Caleta-Car, Bednarek, Salisu; Walker-Peters, Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Alcaraz, Perraud; Sulemana, Adams
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction
Chelsea have all their best players back for the fixture, and they have improved drastically after making six attempts against Borussia Dortmund. Southampton, on the other hand, are struggling and showing no improvement.
Prediction: Chelsea 3:0 Southampton
Where to Watch Chelsea vs Southampton
In Nigeria, it is going to be played on SuperSport 3. In the United Kingdom, the match will be played on Sky Sports. For those in the United States, it will be played on Peacock Channel.
Lastly, in Canada it is going to be on fuboTV Canada.
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