After a defeat to current Premier League Champions Manchester City in the Premier League round 6 fixtures, Chelsea would be hoping to bounce back to glory as they lock horns with Southampton on the 2nd of October.
The match would be a very important contest for Chelsea as they are keen on overtaking Manchester City and Liverpool who are currently 1st and 2nd on the Premier League table. Below are some important things to note about the match.
Date and Venue
Chelsea would play against Southampton on the 2nd of October. The game would take place at Stanford Bridge stadium as it would be the 7th Premier League match for both teams this season.
Chelsea may likely head into the match with an attacking lineup as they would be keen on getting all 3 points. In the Chelsea attack, we may see the combination of Romelu Lukaku, Hudson Odoi, and Ziyech. In the midfield, the Chelsea manager may start with Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, and Azpiljcueta.
In the defense, Chelsea head coach may likely go into the game with Rudiger, Thiago Silva, and Christensen.
Southampton on the other hand may start with Armstrong and Adams in the attack. Romeu and Ward-Prowse may likely partner at the heart of the midfield area. On the wings, we may see Redmond and Djenepo.
In the defense, the Southampton manager may likely start the match with Livramento, Bednarek, Mohammed Salisu, and Walker-Peters.
Chelsea has played against Southampton 108 times. Chelsea has won 46 matches, both sides have played 31 draws, while Southampton has won other 31 matches.
After considering the facts available, Chelsea would be very difficult to win at Stanford Bridge as they are very good both defensively and offensively. My predicted scoreline for the match is a comfortable win for Chelsea which is: Chelsea 5-0 Southampton.
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