Chelsea will want to continue their stronghold on the top four positions in the English Premier League with a win against relegation-threatened Southampton at home. Arsenal’s win yesterday has brought them closer to Chelsea and the Blues are also aware of the resurgence of Manchester United. They are susceptible to off days where they just fail to turn up as was seen against Leicester City and Wolves. Southampton comes into the game on the back of losses against Manchester City and West Ham United and will need to improve drastically if they are to come away with anything from Stamford Bridge. Chelsea vs Southampton - Live Football Score
Maurizio Sarri has a host of attacking choices down with injuries leaving him to sort up front. Olivier Giroud, Perdo and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all out of the tie with no word yet on their return. This also means Willian and Morata who are not particularly in the best of form will start against Southampton. With their Chelsea career on the line, they will need to start performing soon and this game provides an ideal opportunity. With seven games lined up in January for Chelsea, it cannot afford slip-ups to give its rivals a chance to catch up in the Champions League qualification race.
Ralph Hasenhuttl will be without the services of Ryan Bertrand and Michael Obafemi once again who are still nursing their injuries. Yan Vallery and Cedric Soares will provide the width as the wingbacks as they may likely field a team set up to counter. Danny Ings, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond will be the front thee after being left out of the squad. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is suspended after his horrendous tackle against Manchester City. Chelsea have a blunt attack which will mean we may not see a goal fest at Stamford Bridge but they have enough talent to get the job done and keep their fourth place intact.
When is Chelsea vs Southampton, EPL 2018-19 Football Match? Know Date, Time and Venue Details.
In the English Premier League (EPL), Chelsea takes on Southampton on January 03, i.e.Thursday (mid-night). The game will take place at the Stamford Bridge, with the start time of 01:15 a.m (IST).
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Chelsea vs Southampton, EPL 2018-19 Football Match?
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