Chelsea lineup against Southampton today
The Blues will be looking to keep the pressure on Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon. Here is Chelsea lineup against Southampton today:
Goalkeeper: Thibaut Courtois as Asmir Begovic will drop back to the bench.
Defence: John Terry will be dropped to the bench and Cesar Azpilicueta could drop back in to the back three with David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic
Midfield: Cesc Fabregas is still out, but Nemanja Matic should be back in the midfield after being rested. Nathan Chalobah will be dropped as N’Golo Kante will certainly keep his place. Victor Moses will start on the right and Marcos Alonso on the left.
Attack: Willian is expected to be attack and Eden Hazard is also expected to get a recall after being given a rest at West Ham.
Diego Costa was also rested and is reported to return with Michy Batshuayi making way.
Here is the team Antonio Conte could field for the Southampton v Chelsea clash
Southampton vs Chelsea predictions
Eden Hazard has scored in each of his last 2 matches, making him a strong contender for first goalscorer along with Nemanja Matic who has 5 assists to his name already this season. An away win is most likely in this fixture with a price of 7/5 at bet365 =>
Mark Lawrenson’s prediction: 0-2
Paul Merson‘s prediction: 1-1
Don‘t miss: 7/1 Chelsea to beat Southampton =>
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