Southampton welcome Chelsea Football Club to St Mary’s today in what is anticipated to be a big clash.
Chelsea are only four points behind table toppers Manchester City, while Southampton are sitting at 9th spot and can potentially jump to 6th position and steal Everton’s place on the EPL table, meanwhile the Blues can overtake Tottenham and steal 4th spot.
Here is how the confirmed teams will line up:
SOUTHAMPTON STARTING XI AGAINST CHELSEA:
Southampton Starting Line-Up v Chelsea: Forster, Martina, Fonte (c), Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Clasie, Davis, Tadic, Redmond, Austin.
Southampton Substitutes v Chelsea: Taylor, McQueen, Yoshida, Hojbjerg, Ward-Browse, Boufal, Olomola
CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB STARTING XI AGAINST SOUTHAMPTON:
Chelsea Starting Line-Up v Southampton: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard
Chelsea Substitutes v Southampton: Begovic, Ivanovic, Terry, Chalobah, Oscar, Willian, Batshuayi
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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