Chelsea manager Frank Lampard would have been delighted with the reaction since the home defeat to Liverpool. A dominant win versus Brighton last weekend was followed up with a hard-fought victory against Lille midweek.
Southampton, on the other hand, managed to lose to a Tottenham side who were down to ten men for an hour after Serge Aurier’s red card in the first half. The Saints have also not won at home so far this campaign which will also suggest the Blues’ are favourites heading into the game on Sunday.
In terms of team news, Chelsea’s injury list is beginning to get shorter with only four players currently on the sidelines. Emerson will be out until after the international break with a thigh injury.
Antonio Rudiger also has a niggling groin problem, which means he is unlikely to play this weekend. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles) and Marco van Ginkel (knee) are both long term absentees.
For Southampton, Cedric Soares pulled out with a knock right before the Spurs defeat and it remains to be seen if he’ll return to face the Blues. Alex McCarthy (muscular) is also a doubt while Moussa Djenepo has been ruled out due to a thigh issue.
At the bookmakers, Chelsea are 9/10 at Unibet to get the win with a draw priced at 29/10 with 888 Sport. A victory for Southampton is currently 16/5 at BetVictor.
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