Southampton will be hoping to end their 5 matches winless streak when they meet Thomas Tuchel’s side on Saturday at the Saint mary’s stadium.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side’s last win in the premier league was in February when they beat Norwich at home. they will be hoping to add more salts to Chelsea’s wounds when they meet on Saturday.
Chelsea on the other hand had been in fine form in the premier league until they were shocked at home by Brentford last week Saturday.
The Blues will be seeking to forget Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Real Madrid behind them when they play Southampton. Tuchel has admitted their Champions League tie with Madrid is now all but over and, as a result, Chelsea’s Premier League form needs resurrection as they seek to cement their top-four finish.
Chelsea is seeking to avoid consecutive league defeats for the first time under Tuchel, having last done it in December 2020 under Frank Lampard. Tuchel holds the record for managing the most Premier League games without losing consecutive games in the competition’s history.
Southampton Team News
Chelsea loanee Armando Borja will miss the match because of the term of his loan arrangement.
Shane Long will also miss the match due to injury.
Lyanco and Alex McCarthy are back in training, but they are unlikely to play.
Chelsea Team News
Ben Chilwell and Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss the game due to injury.
Chelsea also has doubts over the fitness of Hakim Ziyech and Romelu Lukaku.
Southampton Predicted starting X1
Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters;
Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Diallo;
S. Armstrong; Adams, A. Armstrong
Chelsea Predicted starting X1
Christensen, Chalobah, Rudiger;
Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso;
Mount, Pulisic, Havertz