Chelsea go head to head with Southampton as Blues top 4 seal following last fixtures victory over Newcastle United
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men welcome Chelsea to the St’ Mary’s park today as both sides prepare to lock horns.
Chelsea enjoyed an easy 2-0 victory against Newcastle United in their previous game as a win over today’s opponent will extend their win run under the new manager.
Southampton during their last game extended their awful run with a 2-1 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Saints have gone 6 defeat in a row and a loss against Blues will raise the tally to 7.
Chelsea see a boost at the frontline after Timo Werner ended his scoring drought during the previous match ahead of the side he pioneered goals against during their last visit.
One of the most expected to net a goal today is no other aside Werner although Abraham quick recovery from injury marks as another major boost for the frontline option.
Christian Pulisic isn’t actually injured but Thomas Tuchel has opted to rest the American in order to have him at full fitness ahead of the Atletico Madrid game on Tuesday.
Thiago Silva is yet to fully return to squad despite having trained with the boys for the first time since his Spurs’ game injury.
Kai Havertz is back to the squad already and is likely to make the starting line up today along side Hakim Ziyech who Tuchel revealed it has been difficult fixing him into the squad.
Southampton Predicted Line up Against Chelsea
Alex Mccarthy; Salisu, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Che Adams, Minamino, Redmond; Ings.
Chelsea Predicted Line Up Against Southampton
Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Kai Havertz; Werner, Tammy Abraham.