Chelsea travel to St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday with the Blues aiming to continue their strong run under new manager Thomas Tuchel.
The previous meeting between these two sides saw them play out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge in December and bet365 price another stalemate 14/5 (3.80).
Southampton are available at 4/1 (5.00) while the Blues are at 7/10 (1.70) to claim their seventh away win of the campaign.
Chelsea look set to be without Thiago Silva, while Kai Havertz is a doubt and Tammy Abraham remains sidelined.
The Saintswill welcome back Alexandre Jankewitz from suspension although Theo Walcott, Kyle Walker-Peters, Will Smallbone, Ibrahima Diallo and Michael Obafemi are all still injured.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side are the most out-of-form side in the English top-flight and things look likely to get worse for the Saints this weekend.
Chelsea look to have rediscovered their spark under Tuchel, with the manager helping to recover the confidence of someimportant players.
Indeed, Timo Werner ended his goal drought in midweek in the 2-0 home win over Newcastle while Kepa Arrizabalaga kept a much-needed clean sheet.
With the capital club in strong form and playing well, there should be plenty of interest in backing them to continue their winning run this weekend – especially considering they are unbeaten at St Mary’s since 2013.
The visitors are available at 11/10 (2.10) to win and score over 1.5 goals which looks like an excellent angle from which to approach the game, one which has paid out in the last five meetings between these sides on the south coast.
Southampton have lost six Premier League matches in a row and conceded two goals or more in five of those, and a confident Chelsea can surely get among the goals on Saturday.
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Source : goal.com