Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(72) 55 Goals 38 (45)
(50) 39 Assists 17 (24)
(6.8) 7 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.6)
28.4 Average Age 27.5
182.1 Average Height (cm) 183.5
(1.2) 1.5 Shots pg 1.2 (1)
(51%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 51% (50%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.5) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.8)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Oriol Romeu Out 6.53
John Terry Doubtful 7.06
John Obi Mikel Out 6.75
Victor Moses Out 6.58
Player Reason Status Rating
Jose Fonte Out 6.94
Adam Lallana Out 6.96
Luke Shaw Doubtful 6.97
Emmanuel Mayuka Out 6.2

Team News

  • John Terry could be in line for a return to the Chelsea starting XI after making his comeback from the bench against Stoke at the weekend.
  • With Moses and Mikel having joined the Nigeria squad for the African Cup of Nations, Frank Lampard will probably play in central midfield and Oscar could play in attacking midfield.
  • Ryan Bertrand will hope to retain his place on the left side of midfield, though.
  • Luke Shaw could miss out after sustaining a nasty cut to his leg in the win over Aston Villa at the weekend, with Daniel Fox set to come in.
  • Emmanuel Mayuka is unavailable having joined up with the Zambia squad for the impending international tournament.
  • Rickie Lambert will continue in a deeper role than usual after impressing in the win over Villa, with Jay Rodriqguez up front.

Prediction

  • Chelsea bounced back from their loss to QPR with an emphatic 4-0 win over Stoke at the weekend, in the process inflicting on the Cottagers their worst ever home defeat in the Premier League, though Jonathan Walters' two own goals and penalty miss certainly helped.
  • Southampton's win at Villa Park left them with only 2 losses in their last 11 Premier League games and unbeaten in 4. If their current form continues they have a great chance of avoiding the drop this season.
  • Chelsea have won 5 of their last 6 league games and will be favourites to be the team to keep their good run going with a win here. Hazard, Mata and co. were too much for Stoke to handle, and will likely be too much for Southampton as well.
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Comments (8)

 
  • Soton really know how to stay play at EPL now. They habe passions and they learn not to lose. I am quiet sure that they will stay and become a little bit stronger next season.

  • Again. Chelsea didn't meet the expectations of their fans.. I was close.

  • Chelsea can't win at home cause the fans hate Benitez, 1-1

  • Chelsea to not win. 5550000-1

  • Chelsea to win 3-0

  • CHELSEA TO WIN 2-0

  • soton getting better but yeah, 3 or 4 nil

  • I predict 4-0 for Chelsea.

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