Match Preview : Southampton vs Chelsea

Southampton have only suffered one defeat in their last 10 matches and that came in the Europa League away to Serie A giants Inter.

Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat in midweek to West Ham was the first time they’ve failed to win in their four matches. In league competition, Chelsea have failed to concede in their last 320 minutes of action.

Southampton have only won one of their last five home matches against Chelsea and that came way back in 2013.

Claude Puel’s side have the firepower to hurt Chelsea, but getting those chances against this resilient backline may prove difficult.

Team News
Southampton – Ryan Bertrand and Matt Targett are still doubts for Southampton so Sam McQueen could retain his spot at left-back.
 Florin Gardos, Jeremy Pied, Shane Long and Cedric Soares are all ruled out for the home side.
Sofiane Boufal could be in line for his first league start for Southampton after scoring a superb on his full debut against Sunderland in the League Cup in midweek.
Chelsea – John Terry struggled on his return to first team action for Chelsea in their 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Wednesday in the League Cup and may be dropped when league action resumes this weekend.
Antonio Conte isn’t expected to make many changes from the side that beat Manchester United 4-0 last weekend, although he may be tempted to reinstall Willian back to the starting XI at the expense of Pedro.
Match Facts
Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in 10 of their last 12 matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Chelsea‘s last 9 PL games.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches (Premier League).
Southampton are undefeated in their last 9 home Premier League matches.
Chelsea have won their last 3 matches,scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
As at this post has Southhampton 2.98 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Chelsea has 2.34 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 3.28.

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