Match Preview: Southampton vs Chelsea

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Kick Off 4:00pm

Team News

 Southampton
  • Morgan Schneiderlin is back available following a suspension and should take either Ward-Prowse or Cork’s place in midfield.
  • Gaston Ramirez, who has fallen down the pecking order under Pocchetino, will hope for a rare start after his wonder goal from the bench against Everton.
  • Pablo Osvaldo misses out through illness.
 Chelsea
  • Ramires returns from suspension but David Luiz has picked up a one match ban so it will be a like-for-like swap in midfield.
  • Both Ivanovic and Lampard picked up injuries against Liverpool and are unlikely to feature so Cole and Mikel should start from the outset on Wednesday.
  • Mourinho could rotate his team in attack with Mata, Schurrle and Torres all left out of the line-up against Liverpool.

Match Facts

Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 7matches against Chelsea in all competitions.  
Southampton have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches in the Premier League.  
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Southampton in all competitions.  
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Southampton’s last3 games in the Premier League.  
Chelsea are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches against Southampton in all competitions.  
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Prediction

  • This will be the fifth meeting between these two sides in just under a year with goals generally assured when the two have come to blows (17 in their previous 4 encounters).
  • Jay Rodriguez has opened the scoring in 3 of those 4 matches and has 6 goals in his last 7 games, while John Terry has netted in each of the last two meetings between the sides.
  • Mourinho’s side look like they are starting to gel after a bumpy start and Southampton have slipped down the table of late having faced a tough run of fixtures so the visitors will be favourites in this one.
Prediction:

 Southampton

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Chelsea 

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