Chelsea vs Southampton will take place at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, 26th December.
The Blues managed a comeback against Tottenham in their last match-day. Their manager, Frank Lampard, would like to keep the momentum going and keep a spot in the top-tier.
The hosts, Southampton, have a tough competition this Thursday. They have not had a good season so far, and the visitors are not going to make it any easy for them.
Jorginho will be recalled to the squad in the midfield as Mateo Kovacic is out due to one-match ban.
Tammy Abraham is still struggling with calf injury which could mean Recce James, Michy Batshuayi, Pulisic and Emerson Palmieri could start instead.
For Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl could be playing with the same lineup. He has had no new injuries or suspensions in his squad.
Chelsea vs Southampton Albion Predicted Lineups
Arrizabalaga, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
McCarthy, Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long, Ings
Match Predictions Chelsea vs Southampton
Chelsea clearly have a upper hand in this contest. For starters, they are one of the best teams in the World and English Football.
Furthermore, they are currently in the fourth spot in the league table, four points ahead of fifth spot team.
Moreover, Chelsea have been dominant over Southampton in head-to-head matches for the last 20 years. Not only that, they are currently on a eight match winning streak against their Thursday opponents.
Meanwhile, Southampton are placed just above the relegation zone in the league table. They have conceded the most number of goals by any team this season.
Moreover, they have lost six out of seven matches on the road. They have lost to the blues 15 times out of previous 17 clashes.
With all of the facts stated above, Chelsea is expected to crush their opponent this Thursday.
Predicted Score: Chelsea 3-0 Southampton
Chelsea versus Southampton Head-to-Head
Chelsea are on a eight matches winning streak.
The last time both the teams came head-to-head, Chelsea won by 1-4 at away fixture.
In the last 17 years, Southampton have won a single game on the road.
Out of 17 previous wins, 15 went to the Blues.
Chelsea versus Southampton TV Live Stream Info
Where to Watch
Chelsea vs Southampton can be watched on NBCSN, beIN Sports, Supersport Africa and Sport TV Portugal.
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Competition: English Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26th December 2019
Kick-off at: 15:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London