Southampton vs Chelsea
KICK OFF: Sunday 7th October 2018 | 15:15 CET
PREMIER LEAGUE WK8 | ST. MARY’s STADIUM
Can the Saints do the Unthinkable and Pull off an unlikely victory against Chelsea?
The Saints have not been getting the results this season, and the loss at Anfield in their last match was to be expected on current form. Overcoming Chelsea will be another daunting challenge. They may prefer to sit tight, absorb pressure and hope to catch Sarri’s men on the break as West Ham did. Even so, they may find it difficult to create enough goal-scoring opportunities to make that plan work.
Chelsea hit a wall on their last outing at West Ham. They could’ve had a goal or two if only Eden Hazard was a little more single-minded. The Belgian will want to make amends and has traditionally shone in this fixture. Olivier Giroud has also had plenty of success against the Saints, scoring in each of the last two meetings. Ambitions to go top of Liverpool, who play City later on this day, will prompt a more aggressive Sarri Ball.
Chelsea to win outright is a solid but better value can be found with a win by two clear goals or more.
Key Match Facts
- Southampton has won just once in all their last 14 PL games at home (D7, L6).
- Chelsea has won all the last six meetings against Southampton.
Top Tips: Chelsea Win + Over 1.5 match goals