Southampton vs Chelsea predictions: Premier League match preview & predicted line-ups

101 Great Goals prediction: Southampton 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea to win 3-1 at Southampton is 16/1 with Bet365

The Blues will be desperate to capitalise on a Southampton side that have failed to win any of their last eight Premier League matches at St Mary’s.

Chelsea have lost three consecutive away matches in the Premier League and find themselves 10 points adrift of a place in the top four.

Southampton vs Chelsea betting tips: Who will win?

Southampton are 16/5 to win at home.

Chelsea are 17/20 for the win, while the draw is 5/2.

First goal scorer tip: Charlie Austin is 7/1 to score 1st with Bet365
Shane Long finally scores

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Southampton vs Chelsea: Premier League preview

Southampton host Chelsea at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon. Both sides begin the weekend in poor form.

Chelsea appear to be on the verge of sacking Antonio Conte after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham in last weekend’s London derby. Cesar Azpilicueta opened the scoring for the Blues before Javier Hernandez leveled things up for the Hammers in the second half.

Chelsea have lost three away Premier League matches on the spin and their chances of finishing inside the top four are fading quickly.

Southampton face even greater problems as they begin the weekend inside the relegation zone, three points from safety.

There were, however, promising signs for Saints last weekend, who suffered a narrow 3-2 away defeat at Arsenal. Shane Long and Charlie Austin scored for Southampton, who finished the match with 10 men.

Southampton have the second-worst home record in the league this season, winning only 3 of their 16 matches.

Marcos Alonso scored the only goal of the game when the sides met in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in December.

The two sides will face each other again in two week’s time for their FA Cup semi-final clash at Wembley.

Hazard to score, Chelsea to win & BTTS: 9/2 with Ladbrokes

Southampton team news vs Chelsea

Steven Davis suffered a setback in training on Saturday and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Mario Lemina should be available after missing out last weekend due to illness.

Jack Stephens is suspended after his straight red at the Emirates last weekend.

Sam McQueen misses out again, while Shane Long is a doubt with an ankle injury.

Chelsea team news vs Southampton

David Luiz remains sidelined, while Davide Zappacosta is a doubt.

Ross Barkley comes back into contention after recovering from injury but lacks match practice.

Alvaro Morata is likely to get the nod ahead of Olivier Giroud once more.

Hazard to score & Chelsea win: 11/5 with William Hill

Southampton predicted line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Southampton XI vs Chelsea

Predicted Southampton XI vs Chelsea

Chelsea predicted line-up vs Southampton

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Southampton

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Southampton

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Tunnel Cam: Chelsea 1 – Southampton 0

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