Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has released the confirmed lineup for today’s Premier League fixture against Southampton.
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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.
Ben Chilwell, Jorginho and Kurt Zouma where the goalscorers in that victory while new Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was very impressive.
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.
Southampton have every reason to be confident going into this Clash following their back to back victories over Burnley and Westbrom. The saints also defeated Chelsea in this exact fixture last season and could now win back-to-back league games away to Chelsea for the first time since March 1985.
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.
Hakem Ziyech is set to make his Debut In this game having recovered from a muscle Injury which kept him out of action while Christian Pulisic is also fit and is expected to play from the start.
Ziyech and Pulisic Return could see Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount drop to the bench with new Signing Kai Harvetz playing in the number 10 role behind Timo Werner.
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.
Nathan Redmond is available once again while New signing Theo Walcott will be hoping to make an impact off the bench.
Danny ings and Che Adams are available and are expected to lead the line for the saints.
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