Southampton v Chelsea should be one of the real highlights of the Premier League weekend. This is a great looking clash from St Mary’s as you have two good sides going up against one another for the spoils. Chelsea have come out firing since the recent international break as they have put together a three match winning streak in the English top flight and they haven’t conceded in 320 minutes of league action. So a big turnaround in form for Antonio Conte’s men since the boss switched to his much-favoured 3-5-2 formation.
They have benefitted this season from their big players like Eden Hazard and Diego Costa playing so well and that has helped fire them into title contention. This is a big game for them though as they head to the south coast for Sunday evening’s late kick off, which will of course, be a televised match. Will Chelsea’s sense of adventure going forward be enough to break down a Southampton side which have been playing very well of late? It could be a really top class match at St Mary’s.
Southampton are on a nine match unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League but that run of form came after Chelsea beat them there. So the Blues were the last side to topple the Saints at St Mary’s but after a winless start over four matches under Claude Puel this season, Southampton have gotten their act together. They have gone W3 D2 in their last five games and they have shipped just the two goals in that sequence of games as well, so everything is falling into place for them and they will have been happy with their 1-1 draw at the Etihad against Manchester City last weekend.
Southampton have produced a W2 D2 record at home this season and they are going to be a tough nut to crack. They are set up defensively well and they have Charlie Austin firing well going forward. They have only managed to win just one of their last four at home against the Blues though and the Saints can’t boast as much attacking power as that of the Blues. So this is likely to be an evenly contested match up and you can enjoy great coverage from Paddy Power on it.
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