Next Saturday at 4:00pm GMT, on matchday 7 of the Premier League, we will see Chelsea play Soton at Stamford Bridge.
Going into this match in sixteenth place, Soton face an up-hill struggle when they travel to third placed Chelsea.
Chelsea arrive at this fixture, having secured 13 points so far this season
Chelsea will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.
Chelsea keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last six games is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Their position is third in the League, and they have 13 points having won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Chelsea have won two meetings and lost one game of their three League matches at home this season.
Chelsea will have 16 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Chelsea, in terms of goals scored (12). Their stand out attacking players have been Romelu Lukaku (3), Antonio Rudiger (1), and Marcos Alonso (1). So far this season, Chelsea’s defence has been outstanding, enabling them to only conceded two goals.
Thomas Tuchel will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Chelsea players.
It’s four points so far for Southampton this season, going into this match
Soton need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers, before that they drew away to Manchester City, 0-0.
Soton seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with four draws in five fixtures. They currently sit in sixteenth place, with a total of four points drawn four games and lost two meetings.
Soton have drawn two matches and lost one game of their three League matches on the road this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Southampton’s points from 4 to 7, so far this season.
It is likely that five key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Ralph Hasenhuttl and his Soton team.
Chelsea v Southampton – Head-to-Heads.
Chelsea and Soton have faced each other 44 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chelsea’s favour (26 – 8). Additionally, eleven of the previous 17 meetings between Chelsea and Soton have resulted in a Chelsea win. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. As we can see both teams have scored in their last match and and it’s 50.0% that they both score again on Saturday.
Chelsea to win – odds are 71.43 percent in favour.