After two weeks of the international break, the Premier League is back in action this weekend with Chelsea playing host to Southampton. The match schedules for Saturday at the Stamford Bridge with kickoff at 3 pm.
After four games in the new season, only one point separates the two sides in the competition. Both teams head into the match after coming off back to back wins before the start of the international break.
It has been a shifty start of the season who head into the weekend seventh on the table. The side carries seven points while five points from Everton in the table. Lampard will be hopeful especially following their 4-0 win over Crystal Palace. An unlikely due was on the score sheet with a penalty brace by Jorginho, Zouma and Ben Chilwell.
It was a breath of fresh air especially following their exit from the EFL Cup on a penalty shootout to Tottenham and a 3-3 draw to West Brom. Lampard might be forced to recall outcast Kepa Arrizabalaga following an injury for Edouard Mendy on international duty for Senegal.
The Saints registered a win at Stamford Bridge last season marking their only win in their last nine top-flight meetings with Chelsea. A win this weekend could mark back to back wins for the Saints for the first time since March 1985.
Chelsea vs Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have 18 games against each other with Chelsea taking home 11 wins while Southampton with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace
Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea
West Brom 3-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Southampton 2-0 West Brom
Burnley 0-1 Southampton
Southampton 2-5 Tottenham
Southampton 0-2 Brentford
Crystal Palace 0-1 Southampton
Chelsea Team News
New signings Thiago Silva and Edouard Mendy will be a miss in the weekend’s clash following their international duties last two weeks. After missing the opening games of the season, Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech are available for selection. With seven goals against the Saints, Giroud is a possible option over Abraham.
Southampton Team News
Stuart Armstrong is ruled out of the match after testing positive for coronavirus. New signing Mohammed Salisu remains on the sidelines with an injury. It could hand new signings Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo starts this Saturday.
Prediction and Odds
Ings might fancy his chances of netting against Kepa, but Chelsea have a strong attacking power
Both Teams to Score
Ings to Score