Chelsea vs Southampton lineups prediction: Team news ahead of today’s Premier League match
Chelsea will seek to recover from two successive defeats under Thomas Tuchel when they receive Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League today.
Tuchel’s side have lost victory in their last three encounters with Southampton, who have yet to score three points in the Premier League this season under Ralph Hessenhuttl.
The Saints have drawn in four of their first six matches so far, including against Man City and Man United, but have lost 1-0 at home to Wolverhampton last weekend to continue their losing start.
Here’s all the info you need before this afternoon’s Premier League match.
What time is Chelsea vs Southampton?
The match will take place at 3 PM GMT on Saturday 2 October.
How can I view it?
The match is not available to watch live in the UK.
What is the team news?
It will be Chelsea Glad Mason Mount is fit for a comeback After the midfielder missed his team’s last two defeats 1-0 due to injury. Reece James has also not been around since the defeat to City and looks set to lose again.
N’Golo Kante has stayed out after contracting Covid-19, as has Christian Pulisic who is still recovering from an ankle injury. Tuchel is likely to run his side after the Juventus game in the middle of the week.
Stuart Armstrong is back in Southampton training this week and may be in contention, which means defender Jack Stephens is the only known absentee from injury.
Striker Armando Broja is unable to stand up to his father’s side.
Chelsea: Mindy. Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell; Gebel, Werner, Lukaku
Southampton: McCarthy. Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Ward; Prause, Romeo, Gennebo; a. Armstrong, Adams
Given Southampton’s impressive record against the top clubs this season, their recent performances at Stamford Bridge, and a disappointing week for Thomas Tuchel’s side, this is not a head-to-head match for the Blues. Chelsea desperately need to rediscover some fluency in attack but Mount must help with that. Chelsea 1-0 Southampton.