Chelsea vs Southampton: Match Preview and Predicted Starting XI

Match Preview: Chelsea vs Southampton and Predicted Starting XI

Chelsea will be hosting struggling Southampton in their week 21 match in the English Premier League at the Stamford Bridge.

Fourth-place Chelsea need a win against struggling Southampton to put pressure on Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the top 4 race. Sarri’s men are only 2 points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal going into this match.

Southampton, on the other hand, are struggling to remain in the league next season. Southampton are currently the 17th on the EPL log with 15 points after 20 matches.

A draw will be satisfactory for Mark Hughes men but this is a must win for Chelsea.

Chelsea current form in the league: WWLWW

Southampton current form in the EPL: LWWLL

Predicted starting XI:

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Chelsea:

Kepa Arrizabalaga
Antonio Rudiger
Marcos Alonso
Jorginho
N’Golo Kante
Ross Barkley
Eden Hazard
Olivier Giroud
Willian
Cesar Azpilicueta
David Luiz

Southampton:

Alex McCarthy
Jack Stephens
Charlie Austin
Mohamed Elyounoussi
Oriol Romeu
James Ward Prowse
Mario Lemina
Pierre Hojbjerg
Matt Targett
Jan Bednarek
Kayne Ramsay

The game kickoff is 8:45 PM Nigerian time.

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