Southampton v Chelsea Match Preview
Southampton v Chelsea Match Preview? 3rd placed Chelsea football club take on 16th placed Southampton in the Premier League this Sunday at the St Mary’s stadium.
Eden Hazard will be aiming to continue his strong start to the season when Chelsea face Southampton on Super Sunday at the St Mary’s stadium
Hazard is the leading scorer in the Premier League with six goals in seven matches, including the opener in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend. He came of the bench on thursday’s Europa game vs Vidi, he seems to have been well rested and ready to take on Premier League side southampton.
Southampton v Chelsea Team News
Alongside Hazard, defenders Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso were among those afforded a rest against Vidi. Striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Jorginho should also return.
Mark Hughes welcomes forward Shane Long, who missed the Carabao Cup clash with Everton in midweek, back into his squad after overcoming a toe issue.
Southampton’s options are further boosted after Moi Elyounoussi returned to training.
“Shane Long is back, he trained today. Moi Elyounoussi also trained today, Ryan Bertrand trained and Alex McCarthy also,” Hughes said. “They’ll all be available as long as we don’t see a reaction overnight.” – ( According to Skysports)
Southampton have lost each of their last six matches against Chelsea in all competitions, including three last season (two in the Premier League, one in the FA Cup).
Chelsea have lost just one of their 11 visits to St. Mary’s against Southampton (W8 D2), winning each of their last three in a row.
The team scoring first in Premier League matches between Southampton and Chelsea have gone on to win in just four of the last 10 meetings – in the most recent game, Southampton surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2.
Southampton last victory over Chelsea came in 2015 when the Saints won Chelsea 1-3 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
The Blues will have fond recent memories of the trip, as they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at the stadium in April.
Southampton vs Chelsea predictions, match date, time and kickoff
The Southampton v Chelsea match date and time is set. Chelsea vs Southampton fixture is on Sunday, 07 October, 2018 and game kick-off time is 15:15 BST at St mary’s stadium ( Home of Southampton)
Date: Sunday 07 October, 2018
Time: 15:15 BST
Stadium: St Mary’s Stadium
Last season Southampton 2 Chelsea 3
Referee Craig Pawson
This season G5 Y19 R3 4.4 cards/game
Premier League 2018/19: Chelsea vs Southampton past 12 meetings
This is the 103th meeting between Chelsea and Southampton in all competitions. With Chelsea winning the majority of the games played.
|22 Apr 2018||Chelsea v Southampton||2-0||FA Cup|
|14 Apr 2018||Southampton v Chelsea||2-3||Premier League|
|16 Dec 2017||Chelsea v Southampton||1-0||Premier League|
|25 Apr 2017||Chelsea v Southampton||4-2||Premier League|
|30 Oct 2016||Southampton v Chelsea||0-2||Premier League|
|27 Feb 2016||Southampton v Chelsea||1-2||Premier League|
|03 Oct 2015||Chelsea v Southampton||1-3||Premier League|
|15 Mar 2015||Chelsea v Southampton||1-1||Premier League|
|28 Dec 2014||Southampton v Chelsea||1-1||Premier League|
|01 Jan 2014||Southampton v Chelsea||0-3||Premier League|
|01 Dec 2013||Chelsea v Southampton||3-1||Premier League|
|30 Mar 2013||Southampton v Chelsea||2-1||Premier League|
|16 Jan 2013||Chelsea v Southampton||2-2||Premier League|
Southampton v Chelsea Match Preview – Predicted Starting XI’s
McCarthy, Cedric, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Bertand, Elyounoussi, Lemina, Hojbjerg. Redmond, Austin, Ings
Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Hazard, Giroud
Southampton and Chelsea FC Form
Southampton and Chelsea FC form so far this season? Southampton v Chelsea Match Preview? 3rd placed Chelsea football club take on 16th placed Southampton in the Premier League this Sunday at the St Mary’s stadium
The Saints have not started this season at their best only managing to win 1 game from their last 7 games. They have one draw and three losses since the start of the new campaign
Southampton Form: LWDLL
Chelsea football club still have their unbeaten record intact under new Italian manager Maurizio Sarri this season. The Blues have won five games and drawn two against Liverpool and West Ham respectively.
Chelsea Form: WWWWWDD
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