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It could be a tough game, as the Blues come into it having been on the wrong end of the upset of the season on Wednesday when beaten at home by lowly QPR whereas Southampton’s last outing saw them deservedly draw with Arsenal.
The home side have also caused problems for Spurs and both Manchester sides this season, and three of the four previous FA Cup clashes between the pair have gone to a replay.
However Chelsea’s record in the competition is truly remarkable with four wins in the last six years, and they will be eager to get back to winning ways and maintain their stranglehold on the cup they have made their own.
Southampton have also lost 14 of their last 18 FA Cup matches against sides in the top flight, so that bodes well for Rafa Benitez’s side if they play like they are capable of.
In the first goalscorer market, Juan Mata and Frank Lampard are the pair to concentrate on according to the stats.
The former four goals in the competition last year from seven appearances and can be backed at 6.5 with bet365, while the latter has netted five in his last eight FA Cup appearances and is an 8 chance with Betfred and Coral.
I fancy Chelsea to win 2-1 or 3-1, and those outcomes can be backed at 8 and 13 respectively with Coral.