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(Premier League) Chelsea Vs Southampton : Match Preview And Predictions

(Premier League) Chelsea Vs Southampton : Match Preview And Predictions



Chelsea has been the team of the season, with wins over most of the teams in the Premier League but recently now face the problem of maintaining their four point lead over Contenders Tottenham Hotspor through the six remaining games as they recently saw their 13 point lead drop to four points.

Antonio Conte's side had just beaten their Premier League title contenders to the FA Cup Final with an impressive 4-2 win and will have to complement that with a win over the Saints who now occupy the 9th position on the Premier League Table and have won their last three Premier League games.



Antonio Conte will bring back Diego Costa and Eden Hazard to the starting lineup as they were left on the bench against the Spurs. Costa continues his spell of games without a goal which now amounts to Seven.

Southampton will welcome midfielder Oriel Romeu back to starting line up after serving his two match ban while Sam McQueen is set to miss the fixture because of a minor groin strain.
Southampton have had no wins against the teams in the top six losing 4 with 2 draws and will be hoping to start with the league leaders Chelsea


Chelsea 's Antonio Conte

"I have in my mind the starting 11 but tomorrow I want to check very well the physical consideration of every single player as our last game was an intense one and used energy.
"But we have trained very well this season and we have a lot of energy to face this type of situation.
"It is important for us to win and look at ourselves, but we all know that tomorrow it won't be easy because Southampton is a very good team with a good coach and good players."


Southampton's Claude Puel on the importance of Oriol Romeu

"I think he's not far off [N'Golo] Kante. He recovers the ball so well and is a technical player.
"He's an important player for this team because he can do fantastic work to recover the ball and start the play. It's difficult for us without him.
"We will see for the future, we are confident in him and, for me, he can look to getting in the selection with Spain, for example."

Predictions

Chelsea 2-1 Southampton

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