Chelsea are having a nightmare English Premier League season and now face one of the toughest tests as they host Manchester City.

Chelsea will be looking to make it two wins in a row when they take on Southampton at St. Mary’s on Tuesday night.

The Blues are coming off a hard-fought 2-1 win against Leicester City over the weekend for a very important three points.

Meanwhile, Southampton battled but unfortunately lost 1-0 to Manchester United.

The Saints are on a revenge mission as well after a 6-0 demolition the last time these sides met in April.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are in 6th place with 7 points, three more than their hosts who are in 13th after four games.

Chelsea need to ensure that a five-point gap to leaders Arsenal does not get any wider and there is loads of pressure for a win.

Can Southampton get their first win against Chelsea since 2019? Make your predictions here.

What time does Southampton vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 9:45pm Kenyan time at the St. Mary’s Stadium.

Southampton vs Chelsea team news

Ralph Hasenhuttl will give consideration to selecting the same Southampton XI that lost against United.

Stuart Armstrong may be the only change in the line-up, with Che Adams leading the attacking line.

For the visitors, Kalidou Koulibaly returns from suspension but may have to settle for a place on the bench as Trevor Chalobah and Thiago Silva start.

Connor Gallagher is suspended after being sent off against the Foxes over the weekend.

Raheem Sterling got off the mark for Chelsea and will start, flanked by Kai Havertz and Mason Mount.

Southampton vs Chelsea head to head

From 35 games, the hosts have only won 5 times, compared to Chelsea’s 20 victories.

Another 10 have resulted in a draw.

Southampton vs Chelsea current form

Bot teams have shared the spoils in only one of their last 5 games.

Chelsea have won thrice compared to Southampton’s two wins in that period.

Southampton vs Chelsea prediction

The Saints have shown a good account of themselves and are expected to give Chelsea a headache, though the Blues could edge this one.


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