Southampton vs Chelsea Preview & Prediction | 2022-23 English Premier League
When is Southampton vs Chelsea on and what time does it start? Southampton vs Chelsea will take place on Tuesday 30th August, 2022 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Southampton vs Chelsea taking place? Southampton vs Chelsea will take place at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England
Where can I get tickets for Southampton vs Chelsea? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Southampton vs Chelsea on in the UK? Southampton vs Chelsea will be televised live on BT Sport
Where can I stream Southampton vs Chelsea in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream Southampton vs Chelsea live via the BT Sport Player & app
- Southampton put in a spirited display against Man Utd in the Saturday lunch-time kick-off but ultimately came away with nothing as a Bruno Fernandes strike was enough to separate the teams.
- Ralph Hassenhuttl has reported no fresh injury concerns which means that only Tino Livramento is currently unavailable, while fellow full-back Romain Perraud could be handed a start after returning to fitness.
- A Raheem Sterling double handed ten-man Chelsea a 2-1 victory over Leicester on Saturday, although there were plenty of nervy moments in the closing stages as the Foxes pressed for an equaliser.
- Conor Gallagher is suspended for this one after his dismissal but Kalidou Koulibaly returns after his own ban, while Thomas Tuchel will consider other changes with the under-performing Mason Mount poised for a benching.
THE TEAM NEWS
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Walker-Peters, Bella-Kotchap, Salisu, Perraud; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Aribo, Elyounoussi, S. Armstrong; Adams
UNAVAILABLE: Livramento (Injured)
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Chilwell; Ziyech, Pulisic; Sterling
UNAVAILABLE: Kante (Injured), Gallagher (Suspended)
QUESTIONABLE: James (Injured)
Raheem Sterling – who has found the net eight times against Southampton in the past – has always been a confidence player and his first two goals for the club over the weekend will have done wonders for him in that respect. Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has spoken of the Englishman’s desire to score more goals and it seems certain that he will remain in the starting line-up for this midweek match, so backing him in the anytime goalscorer market could be a shrewd choice for those looking to profit from this fixture.
TIP: RAHEEM STERLING TO SCORE ANYTIME