Chelsea will welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge this afternoon (Saturday) in the Premier League, Gameweek 7 of the 2021/22 season.
The Blues started their 2021/22 campaign in strong fashion, looking imperious on both ends of the pitch, with defence, in particular, appearing to be impregnable.
However, the good feeling around the Blues dissipated to a little effect in the past week, with Thomas Tuchel’s side suffering back-to-back 1-0 defeats, to Manchester City and Juventus, respectively.
Southampton, on the other hand, are one of five teams yet to get their first Premier League win of the 2021/22 season.
The Saints, though, has impressed with their tenacity, holding Manchester City and Manchester United to draws.
However, their profligacy in front of goal is a trait that could come to cost Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men in the long run.
Chelsea Vs Southampton Lineups
Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Silva, Rüdiger, Hudson-Odoi, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Kovačić, Chilwell, Lukaku, Werner
Southampton XI (4-4-2): McCarthy, Livramento, Bednarek, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Walcott, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tella, Redmond, Armstrong
Kick off is at 15:00 (GMT +1).
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