After the humiliating 3-0 suffered in Leeds the previous week, Chelsea reacted against Leicester at Stamford Bridge (2-1). Sterling unlocked his counter by scoring twice, on serves from Cucurella and then from James. Reduced to ten at the half-hour mark, Thomas Tuchel's Blues lowered their foot in the second half. Barnes reduced the score for the visitors before Édouard Mendy made several decisive saves late in the game .
This sluggish victory, however, allows the Londoners to overtake their opponent of the day in the standings: Southampton, with seven points collected in four days. The Saints finished 15th in the Premier League last year, but they have had an interesting start to the season with a spectacular draw against Leeds, a deserved victory at Leicester and a satisfying performance against Man United despite the 0-1 final defeat.
James Ward-Prowse's teammates are producing more play this season under coach Hasenhüttl. The Southampton manager is again without defender Livramento, who is out with a knee injury.For his part, the German coach of the Blues recovers Koulibaly from suspension, but he loses Conor Gallagher for the same reason. Kanté, Alonso, and Kanté are still unavailable. The Southampton coach is again without defender Livramento with a knee injury. For his part, the German coach of the Blues recovers Koulibaly from suspension, but he loses Conor Gallagher for the same reason. Kanté, Alonso, and Kanté are still unavailable. The Southampton coach is again without defender Livramento with a knee injury. For his part, the German coach of the Blues recovers Koulibaly from suspension, but he loses Conor Gallagher for the same reason. Kanté, Alonso, and Kanté are still unavailable.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTHAMPTON VS CHELSEA
On April 9, Southampton lost heavily to Chelsea (0-6) at St Mary's Stadium. Goals came from Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount (twice), Timo Werner (twice), and Kai Havertz.
Southampton have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 8 home games.
The Saints have only beaten Chelsea once in the last 13 H2H (1V, 3D, 9D).
The Saints have won just one of their last 10 PL games.
Our Prediction: Southampton-Chelsea
Chelsea have used a lot of energy to overcome Leicester, and it is possible that Tuchel will turn his team around a bit. That's why we think a full Southampton team is capable of picking up at least one point from this game.
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