Chelsea vs Southampton prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Chelsea vs Southampton Stats
- Chelsea have seen both teams to score in 4 of their last 5 games against Southampton.
- Chelsea have already beaten Southampton this season at Stamford Bridge, 3-1 in the Premier League.
- Southampton have scored in 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions.
Betting Tip: Hakim Ziyech to Score Anytime
Chelsea ripped Norwich apart on Saturday in a 7-0 romp, despite Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner’s absence. Admittedly their opponent were shocking but it’s increasing confidence at the Bridge with the goals really starting to flow now.
Thomas Tuchel has one of the strongest squads in Europe and their vast depth means that he can rotate his side without diminishing the quality levels too much. Kai Havertz may keep his place up front given there’s few other strikers left fit but the likes of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saul Niguez, Ross Barkley and Hakim Ziyech may come in.
Ziyech looks an interesting price at 5/2 to get on the scoresheet here. The Moroccan international has found chances hard to come by so should be fired up to showcase his skill set. He had 4 shots in the last round against Aston Villa and could have extra emphasis on scoring goals given the lack of frontmen.
Betting Tip: Both Teams to Score
Southampton were involved in a good game against Burnley but failed to win again and there are questions around their mentality to see games out. They have posted some good underlying attacking data and did score against the Blues earlier in the season. Against a rejigged Chelsea side they may actually get some joy and the odds-against on both teams to score could be a touch big.
Chelsea vs Southampton Odds
Chelsea vs Southampton Lineups
Chelsea probable line-up: Brought to you by WhoScored
Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Sarr, Alonso, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Niguez, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Ziyech
Southampton probable line-up: Brought to you by WhoScored
Forster, Valery, Lyanco, Salisu, Perraud, Walcott, Romeu, Diallo, Tella, Redmond, Adams
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction
Chelsea 2-1 Southampton