Fresh off the back of a victory in the Europa League this past Thursday and with eight changes in that game from the previous Premier League outing, the Chelsea starting XI against Southampton is expected to revert back to one led by Eden Hazard.
In CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line up vs Southampton on Sunday it’s safe to assume that players such as N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso AND Jorginho all come back in to the starting XI.
Despite scoring the winner on Thursday against Vidi, Olivier Giroud is tipped to start in the Premier League and continue where he left off last season – scoring the winning goal in dramatic fashion against Southampton in April.
There appear to be no injury concerns regarding the players available on Sunday, and with Pedro now seemingly fit again after his European appearance, the Spaniard is expected to appear from the bench at St Mary’s on Sunday.
With Chelsea currently sitting third in the Premier League, victory will keep up the early pace at the top of the table – and should City and Liverpool draw then all three clubs would sit on 20 points at the close of the weekend.
Predicted Chelsea Line Up vs Southampton
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso
Midfield: Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante
Attack: Willian, Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud
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