The Premier League clash between Chelsea and Southampton is promising to be a huge one for the Blues as they seek to continue from where they stopped against Palace.
Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon as Premier League football returns after the international break.
It’s been a shaky start to the new season for Frank Lampard and his team are already five points below league leaders Everton. Chelsea will be confident going into this one following their 4-0 win against Crystal Palace before the international break.
The Senegalese international is a doubt for this clash following the Injury he picked up with his national team meaning Kepa Arrizabalaga could be back in between the sticks.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men are known for their away form and their opening day defeat against Crystal Palace is their only away defeat since eigth Months.
As mentioned earlier, Edouard Mendy is still struggling with the Injury he picked up on international duty and has been rulled out of the clash.
Although Frank Lampard is still hopeful about Ben Chilwell who also picked up an Injury with England. Chilwell has recovered well an a late decision will be made.
In Midfied, Jorginho and Kovacic could play from the start with N’Golo Kante still struggling with the thigh Injury that made him missed France game against Croatia.
For the Visitors, they have little Injury concerns with Stuart Armstrong ruled out after testing positive for coronavirus.
Danny ings and Che Adams are available and are expected to lead the line for the saints.
Chelsea form (all competitions): WLWDLW
Southampton Premier League form: LLWW
Southampton form (all competitions): LLLWW
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Redmond; Ings, Adams