Chelsea – Southampton
Chelsea and Southampton will go head to head at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a match from the 5th round of the Premier League. We have reasons to believe this is going to be an interesting fixture between these two sides.
Chelsea are not happy with their current position in the league after the first four rounds. The Blues are 7th in the standings with 7 points won so far and they are currently 5 points behind the leaders Everton. It’s still the beginning of the campaign, though – Chelsea have enough time to improve and move closer to the top.
Frank Lampard’s team won its last game in the league before the international break. The Londoners faced Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge and crushed Roy Hodgson’s team with 4-0. In the first half Chelsea didn’t find a way to score, but after the break they scored four times. Ben Chilwell and Kurt Zouma scored the first two while Jorginho finished the visitors with two penalties.
Frank Lampard continues to rotate his line-up game after game. Against Palace he used Kante, Hudson-Odoi and Abraham in the starting eleven, but he could opt for Pulisic, Mount and Kovacic on Saturday.
Southampton are showing a better shape lately. The Saints are run in two consecutive wins in the Premier League achieved against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion. Thanks to this Southampton are now 11th in the standings with 6 points.
Stuart Armstrong is unavaliable for selection by the manager Ralph Hassenhuttl. The Scottish midfielder is recovering from his latest injury and most likely he won’t feature at the Stamford Bridge.
This is what we had to tell you about the Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Southampton on Saturday. Chelsea must be careful with the Saints’ current shape or at least with what they showed before the international break.