Match: Chelsea – Southampton
Date: Saturday, 03 October, 2015
Start time: 17:30 GMT
Chelsea hosts Southampton in a meeting of the 8th round of the Premier League. The match is on Saturday at 17:30 GMT at “Stamford Bridge”.
Chelsea lost to Porto with 1:2 in the Champions League during the week and made a fourth loss of the season.
After the victory over Arsenal in the “Premier League” on September 19, champions Chelsea again showed hesitation, gaining just a point away to Newcastle last weekend, and with two late goals. This was obvious that the problems are not solved and outboard has a lot to improve both in defense and in attack.
Diego Costa will miss the game due to a penalty, but Loïc Rémy and Radamel Falcao is time to show that they can successfully lead the attack on Londoners.
Southampton occupies 10th position in the ranking with a total of nine points, one more than the upcoming opponent. Last round of “The Saints” recorded a first win in the league since the end of August onwards, beating by 3: 1 over Swansea home.
In a visit to London coach Ronald Koeman team can not count on the injured Steven Caulker, Jordi Classie, Florin Gardos and Fraser Forster. The last three have not yet play a game this season, as injuries treated since the beginning of the season.
At “Stamford Bridge” Southamptonn has 8 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses. Since returned to the Premier League “saints” registered two draws and one defeat away to Chelsea.
Southampton have only draws as guests this season, but last season both their match with Chelsea ended without a winner, so you can expect something. However, I expect Chelsea to launch a winning streak that would return him to the first half of the table. After the match with Southampton Chelsea have still one more game at home again Aston Villa, then visit West Ham before agreeing to Liverpool at the end of the month. Between matches with Aston Villa and West Ham Londoners have a match against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. If Mourinho’s side show his face from last season, they expect to go into the derby with Liverpool in a good series, which should start on Saturday night.