4th on the league table with same points with West Ham who are fifth on the league table, chelsea would do all that is possible to secure their place in the top four after missing out on securing the top of the league position early this season due to the former manager Frank Lampard trying different Tactics to bring out the best in his new Signings which eventually did not work.
Southampton are on what one can term as their worse ever form as they have been seriously affected with numerous injuries this season with the latest being their right back Kyle walker-peters who was rushed out off the Wolves game last week as he sustained an hamstring Injury.
Ralph Hasenhuttl would definitely have alot on his head finding that miracle Tactics he would use to nullify chelsea totally with the aim to either get a win or a draw with the later being the most considered option for the Soton manager.
Chelsea would hope their miraclous form this season under new manager Thomas Tuchel would continue as Ralph Hasenhuttl side would not want what happened Against Manchester United repeat itself again.
SOUTHAMPTON VS CHELSEA CONFIRMED SQUAD NEWS
Chelsea Defense 👇
Kurt Zouma hasn’t really been part of Thomas Tuchel plans this season despite the Frenchman being on an incredible form this season with the gaffer preferring Anthony Rudiger even at that both would be available for selection in this game. Recce james, Ceser Azipiculeta, Emerson, Andres Christiansen, Marcos Alonso who has been very determined to secure his place as the first choice left back for the club would also be available for selection in today’s game against Soton.
Chelsea Midfield 👇
Kante has seen his game time under the German gaffer limited as he prefers the Italian Midfielder Jorginho instead.
Although both players would be available for selection in today’s game against Southampton and also when Tuchel was appointed as chelsea manager many fans thought he would prefer Havertz instead of Mason mount but the later has been the decision of the young German Manager as he prefers Mason mount due to the player resilience and determination to always play even though Tuchel is determined to see Kai Havertz succeed as a chelsea player it is unlikely he would bench Mason mount for Kai Havertz.
Matteo Kovasic is another player who would likely start today match as he has proven to be a key part of Thomas Tuchel plans this season he is Confirmed to be part of the squad list facing Southampton.
Chelsea Attack 👇
With Tammy Abraham Injured the contest on who would start in attack is between Timo Werner and Olivier Giroud with Timo Werner likely to start as the main center forward as he has proven to be very uncomfortable in the other supplementary positions he played this season.
🏥 Christian Pulisic has now missed 27 games due to injury/risk management issues since the start of last season.
That’s just under 50% of his total appearance number for Chelsea (55). On form, we know how good he can be – let’s just hope he can maintain his fitness long term. pic.twitter.com/Nsr7LdYPBl
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) February 19, 2021
Christian Pulisic would not be available Against Southampton as he is put Injured but both Callum Hudson odoi and Hakim Ziyech would both be available to face off Soton.
Chelsea Goalkeepers 👇
Kepa arrizabalaga in the past few games has been preferred above Mendy and he has performed quite good as he kept a clean sheet in his last game.
Unlikely Chelsea Players to Start against Southampton 🤫🤔
Mendy is one player many wouldn’t expect to see start in this game as Kepa arrizabalaga is getting more confident game by game and hasn’t made any error so far, and also remember the main reason chelsea bought Mendy was to challenge Kepa to perform better.
Kai Havertz is unlikely to start with Mason mount preferred by the German Manager as he fits his Tactical approach perfectly.
Kurt Zouma is one player in Chelsea Defense that is guaranteed not to start as Tuchel is determined to bring out the best in the neglected players who were Ignored by Frank Lampard, players like; Kai Havertz, Rudiger, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso, Kepa and Emerson. All of those players have seen their play time under the new manager increased.
Kick- Off Time, Venue and How to watch the Match 👇
The game is Expected to kick-off at exactly 13:30 at St. Mary’s stadium.
You can watch the game via eplfantasy here when the match kicks off.
Timo Werner would be facing his Former manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and he would be hoping to take the win against his former boss.