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Chelsea v Southampton: match preview

Chelsea will not underestimate Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side after losing this fixture last season. But Southampton will expect a tougher test this time. Chelsea have spent heavily on their attack and Hakim Ziyech is in line for his first start since joining from Ajax after recovering from a knee injury. However Southampton, who are dangerous on their travels, might fancy their chances given that Kepa Arrizabalaga is likely to deputise for the injured Edouard Mendy in goal. Jacob Steinberg

Saturday 3pm BT Sport Box Office

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season Chelsea 0 Southampton 2

Odds H 1-2 A 11-2 D 4-1

Referee Peter Bankes

This season G1 Y5 R0 5 cards/game


Subs from Caballero, Emerson, Alonso, Chilwell, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger, Tomori, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Pulisic, Mount

Doubtful Thiago Silva (jetlag)

Injured Mendy (thigh, 20 Oct), Gilmour (knee, 31 Oct)

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R1


Leading scorer Jorginho 3


Subs from Forster, Gunn, Valery, Vokins, Slattery, Smallbone, Tella, Obafemi, Jankewitz, Ferry, Stephens, Long, Diallo

Doubtful None

Injured Armstrong (coronavirus, 26 Oct), Salisu (match fitness, unknown), Djenepo (hamstring, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y7 R0


Leading scorer Ings 3

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