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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.

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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)

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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

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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.

Date Match Score Competition
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

Southampton:

McCarthy, Cedric, Vestergaard, Hoedt, Bertand, Elyounoussi, Lemina, Hojbjerg. Redmond, Austin, Ings

Chelsea:

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

Southampton form

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 Form

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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