Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

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Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC betting tips

This article covers Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

WHICHFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Nike Premier League Strike Football photographed on April 23, 2020 in Whichford, Warwickshire, United Kingdom. No Premier League matches have been played since March 9th due to the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by VISIONHAUS)

Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC: Match details

Match: Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC

Competition: Premier League

Date: October 17, 2020

Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, October 17, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 26: Mason Mount of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge on July 26, 2020 in London, England. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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Betting prediction: Chelsea 2 – 2 Southampton


The Pensioners welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for this Premier League match.


These two teams traded away wins when they faced each other last season. This included a 0-2 win for Southampton when they last met at Stamford Bridge back in December 2019. It brought an end to a run of 9 straight games without a win in this head-to-head for the Saints.


Chelsea have the strong upper hand in the head-to-head, with 24 wins (or 57%) to Southampton’s 9, from their 42 encounters in the Premier League.


Interestingly though, Chelsea’s record at home isn’t as strong as away against Southampton. They have won only 47% of their home matches against Southampton, in all competitions.

Shane Long

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton FC at The King Power Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC: What are the betting odds?

The Blues have failed to win at home to Southampton in each of their last two matches. Despite this, they start the day as huge favourites at 9/20 on.


Three of the last eight matches between these sides at Stamford Bridge have ended in a stalemate. Odds of 15/4 are available if you see Chelsea and Southampton cancelling each other out on Saturday.


The Saints won on their last visit to Stamford Bridge back on Boxing Day of 2019. Despite this, they start the match as underdogs at odds of 11/2.

Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC – recent form and head to head statistics

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Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
October 28, 2020UEFA Champions League 20/21FC Krasnodar0 - 4Chelsea FC
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October 20, 2020UEFA Champions League 20/21Chelsea FC0 - 0Sevilla FC
October 17, 2020Premier League 20/21Chelsea FC3 - 3Southampton FC
October 3, 2020Premier League 20/21Chelsea FC4 - 0Crystal Palace FC
Last 5 games for Southampton FC
October 25, 2020Premier League 20/21Southampton FC2 - 0Everton FC
October 17, 2020Premier League 20/21Chelsea FC3 - 3Southampton FC
October 4, 2020Premier League 20/21Southampton FC2 - 0West Bromwich Albion
September 26, 2020Premier League 20/21Burnley FC0 - 1Southampton FC
September 20, 2020Premier League 20/21Southampton FC2 - 5Tottenham Hotspur FC
Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC Premier League 20/21 form
Chelsea FCSouthampton FC
6Matches played6
2Matches won3
65Goal attempts65
31Shots on goal32
17Shots off goal24
33Corner kicks19
57%Average ball possession60%
17Shots blocked9
8Cards given9
57Free kicks89
11Goals by foot9
2Goals by head1
13Goals scored10
9Goals conceded9
0Shots on bar1
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Chelsea FCSouthampton FC
22Home Matches21
21Away Matches22
80Total Goals44
1.86Average Goals Scored1.02
Last 5 games & match results between Chelsea FC and Southampton FC
October 17, 2020Premier League 20/21Chelsea FC3 - 3Southampton FC
December 26, 2019Premier League 19/20Chelsea FC0 - 2Southampton FC
October 6, 2019Premier League 19/20Southampton FC1 - 4Chelsea FC
January 2, 2019Premier League 18/19Chelsea FC0 - 0Southampton FC
October 7, 2018Premier League 18/19Southampton FC0 - 3Chelsea FC

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 29: Timo Werner of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the pre-season friendly between Brighton & Hove Albion and Chelsea at Amex Stadium on August 29, 2020 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

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101 Great Goals’ prediction of Chelsea 2 – 2 Southampton is available at odds of 16/1.


Chelsea’s last home victory over Southampton in the Premier League came nearly 3 years ago back in December 2017 by a scoreline of 1-0. A repeat of this score on Saturday is available at odds of 17/2.


Southampton won 0-2 on their last visit to Stamford Bridge was back in December 2019. You can back them at 33/1 for the same scoreline here on Saturday.


Chelsea vs Southampton has been a low scoring game recently at Stamford Bridge with each of the last three matches being under 2.5 goals games. You can back another low scoring game here on Saturday with odds of 11/8 for under 2.5 goals.


Timo Werner (above) has so far drawn a blank in the Premier League with zero goals in four appearances. However, after a good showing on Tuesday in the Nations League against Switzerland, scoring one and creating another, Chelsea will be hoping he can carry that form into the Premier League for them. The German international is favourite to score at 8/11 on against Southampton.


Danny Ings has picked up right where he left off last campaign, with three Premier League goals already this season. This includes the only goal of the game in his last away match at Burnley. Ings is the favourite of those in red & white to get on the scoresheet at 13/10. You can back the 28-year-old at 5/1 to grab the game’s opening goal.


SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Che Adams of Southampton in action during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Norwich City at St Mary’s Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Chelsea FC vs Southampton FC: Match preview

The big question before every Chelsea match this season is which Chelsea side is going to turn up on the given day.


Despite their opening day win against Brighton, they were perhaps lucky to get the three points. Brighton created three times as many chances as Chelsea on the day and probably deserved at least a point from their performance, if not all three.


Chelsea then showed far too much respect to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool beat the Blues 2-0.


Then there was the Chelsea of the first half against West Brom that was error-prone and capitulated to give the Baggies a 3-0 lead. Or, there was the Chelsea that came out fighting in the 2nd half to turn a certain defeat into a point.


Then we have the Chelsea of last weekend, that had far too much quality for Crystal Palace, completely steamrollering their fellow Londoners while not giving them a sniff of goal at the other end.


In many ways, Chelsea’s performances this season has been a microcosm for the Premier League post-restart. Wildly unpredictable performances and results. Teams capable of putting a team to the sword one week, and suffering a complete collapse the next.


Of course, the other way to look at Chelsea this season is simply ‘gradual improvement’. Something that is to be expected of an expensively assembled group of players who are still getting to know each other. Especially with a reduced pre-season and little to no training time between matches in this condensed season.


Ralph Hasenhüttl is a very good and experienced coach. And his side is more than capable of winning here if Chelsea are anything less than prepared and focused on the task at hand on Saturday. But if the Chelsea we saw against Crystal Palace turns up, they will probably have too much quality for Southampton to handle.


LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Ben Chilwell of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on October 3, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Chelsea FC team news vs Southampton FC

The only deadline-day business of Chelsea was to see Ruben Loftus-Cheek leave the club on loan to Fulham.


Billy Gilmour is still ruled out with a knee injury. Lampard explained recently that he could still be out for another month or so.

“He’s progressing well. It was forecast as a four-month injury when he went into surgery and we’re three months on from that so it will be four weeks from now barring any hiccups.”
– Frank Lampard, Chelsea Manager


Ben Chilwell (above) made a successful return from injury in Chelsea’s last game, scoring against Crystal Palace. He was struggling with plantar fasciitis – a type of pain flareup of the heel – after the match. Marcos Alonso will be ready to step in for him if he doesn’t recover in time.


Edouard Mendy also made his Premier League debut for Chelsea against Palace. Like Chilwell, he has struggled with an injury over the international break. Should he not recover from his thigh injury in time, Kepa looks likely to step in for him.


Christian Pulisic made a 7-minute cameo against Palace just before the international break. Lampard is unlikely to rush him back to starting games after his hamstring injury. Therefore, expect him to come on from the bench here for the final half-hour.

Theo Walcott

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 13: Theo Walcott of Arsenal looks on during the match between Sydney FC and Arsenal FC at ANZ Stadium on July 13, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Southampton FC team news vs Chelsea FC

The Saints were one of the busiest clubs on deadline-day, albeit seeing more outs than ins.


Theo Walcott (above) returning to Southampton on loan, having left at 16-years-old to join Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, was the big news at St Mary’s on deadline day.


However, they also saw numerous players depart including Sofiane Boufal and Guido Carrillo, both of whom agreed to have their contracts terminated. They have joined Angers in Ligue 1 and Spanish side Elche respectively.


Centre-back Wesley Hoedt returned to Lazio on a season-long loan, with an option to buy. Hoedt was signed from the Italian club back in 2017 but failed to establish himself at the Saints.


Christoph Klarer also left the club, making a permanent move from Southampton to German side Fortuna Dusseldorf. The 20-year-old Austrian centre-back was signed from Rapid Wien back in 2016 but never featured for the Saints in the Premier League.


Sam McQueen and Mohamed Salisu are still on the long-term injury list for Southampton.


Stuart Armstrong will also be unavailable for this match due to the Coronavirus. Nathan Redmond is expected to replace him on the wing.



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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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