Predicted Chelsea Line-up To Face Southampton In The Premier League
Chelsea got back to winning ways after their rather insipid 1-0 loss at the hands of West Ham. The Blues were brilliant in midweek as they dispatched a tough Huddersfield side 3-1 away from home. Goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro scored the goals that helped us into a 3-0 lead before Depoitre got a consolation goal right at the end.
The win kept us at 3rd place and as Liverpool drew against West Brom, we opened up a gap on the Reds. Antonio Conte would have to be careful as we look to take on Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
Another win should put a lot of pressure on Manchester United as we look to claw back into second place but we might make a few changes to our starting XI.
Here’s how the Blues might line up against the Saints.
Probable Chelsea XI To Face Southampton
Manager: Antonio Conte
GK – Thibaut Courtois
Unless Courtois picks up an injury, I don’t think Willy Caballero will replace the Belgian in the starting XI.
CB – Cesar Azpilicueta
Dave is possibly the most consistent defender we have and he should start the game against Southampton.
CB – Gary Cahill
Cahill missed out on the last game but he was on the bench and he should replace Andreas Christensen in the back three.
CB – Antonio Rudiger
The German seems to be finding his place in the team and he cannot be dropped now, given David Luiz’s injury.
RWB – Victor Moses
Moses should hold on to his place from last game and he should be one of our biggest threats against the Saints.
LWB – Marcos Alonso
Alonso has been an incredible signing for us and he is one of our most consistent players too. He should continue in his place.
CM – N’Golo Kante
Kante played in our last game and the former Leicester City man has to play once again as we need to keep the Southampton midfield at bay.
CM – Cesc Fabregas
Bakayoko might have scored a goal in the previous game but we might need the passing ability and guile of Fabregas in this game as we need to pick up three points at home.
RAM – Willian
Willian has been rejuvenated in recent weeks and ever since his goal at Anfield, he has become more lethal in front of goal. Hopefully, he will set up a goal or two here.
LAM – Pedro
The Spaniard has been doing pretty well of late and he should be looking to get on the score sheet as we look to pick up three points.
ST – Eden Hazard
Without Alvaro Morata starting, at least in this game, it should be Hazard who could lead the line against the Saints.