Here is our Chelsea v Southampton Preview. On Sunday, Chelsea are hosts to Southampton. Both teams have had strong starts to the Premiership season and find themselves sitting in 3rd and 5th respectively. Both teams are fighting for Europe, and Chelsea are most definitely looking to win the title.

Recent Form

In the last six Premier League fixtures, Chelsea have won four, drawn one and lost one. Southampton have won three, drawn two and lost one. The gap between the two teams is only two points, in their last six games, but also in the league.

Head to Head

The last six fixtures between the teams dates back to 2005. Southampton spent a lot of time in the lower divisions having been relegated in the 04/05 season. Chelsea hold the dominance, with four wins (67%), one draw (17%) and one loss (17%). There has been a total of 24 goals scored, an average of four goals per game!

Goals Conceded

With twelve matches played in the league so far, Chelsea and Southampton have allowed ten and seven goals respectively (0.7 and 0.6 goals per game).

However, Chelsea have scored 21 to Southampton’s 15.

Team News

Chelsea have an almost clear injury list, with only three players out. David Luiz and Samuel Eto’o have both recently been injured and will not be back in time for the game.

Southampton also have a small list, with only 4 players out. Jack Cork and Dejan Lovren are both out injured, which will hurt the Saints at the back and in midfield.

Conclusion

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