Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Southampton Preview

When? Saturday 16th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

What channel is it on? Chelsea vs Southampton will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Chelsea & Southampton - https://www.ticketbis.net/chelsea-v-southampton-tickets/ev330856

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Chelsea W3, Southampton W1, D1
Premier League meetings: Chelsea W20, Southampton W8, D8
All-time meetings: Chelsea W41, Southampton W30, D28

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Hazard

Unavailable: Diego Costa (Out of favour), David Luiz (Injured)

Doubtful: Morata (Injured)

SOUTHAMPTON

Predicted line-up: Forster; Cedric, Hoedt, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg; Redmond, Davis, Tadic; Austin

Unavailable:

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
So much depends on which version of Southampton turns up for this game as they are incredibly inconsistent. Chelsea have typically bounced back from losses and put a run together this season and they were impressive in midweek. Another win for Conte's men is likely here.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Last season, Chelsea edged a step closer to the title thanks to a 4-2 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge. This April 2017 fixture would see Chelsea given a slight scare when Oriel Romeu levelled proceedings in the first half, but Antonio Conte’s men would then go up through the gears and earn all three points.