Chelsea continued their winning form in the UEFA Europa League with a 1-0 win over Hungarian side Videoton on Friday as Alvaro Morata’s fine one-touch finish guaranteed the FA Cup holders all three points.
Maurizio Sarri’s side have done brilliantly well in the Premier League so far, as they remain unbeaten in their first seven Premier League fixtures. Chelsea had all chance to claim all three points last weekend against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side but were denied by a late equaliser from Daniel Sturridge in the game.
Chelsea have been held to draws in their previous two Premier League outings and they should look to get back to winning ways when they make the trop to St. Mary’s to play Southampton on Sunday.
This encounter holds a lot of significance for Maurizio Sarri’s men, given that a win could strengthen their position at the top of the table with Liverpool and Manchester City going head-to-head on the same day.
As far as Chelsea latest news is concerned, the Blues’ Pedro and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have both recovered from their injuries and featured in the Europa League while they have Marco van Ginkel continues to be on the treatment table.
The fact that Chelsea have no significant injury concerns should boost their chances of earning all three points against Mark Hughes’ Saints side today afternoon.
Here’s how I think Chelsea will lineup this afternoon: