Match Date: Thu, 26-Dec-19
Kick-Off Time: 15:00 GMT

Fixtures

Chelsea‘s last game in the Premier League – 2019/2020 was on Sun, 22-Dec-19. The match ended in a W for this game’s hosts with a final score of Tottenham 0 : 2 Chelsea.

Southampton‘s last game in the Premier League – 2019/2020 was on Sat, 21-Dec-19. The match ended in a W for this game’s guests with a final score of Aston Villa 1 : 3 Southampton.


Standings

Chelsea are currently sitting higher in the league table. They are in slot number 4 in the standings. After 18 rounds so far, they have 32 points from 10 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses. The team scored 33 goals and conceded 25 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference +8.

Southampton are number 17 in the league table standings. After 18 rounds so far, they have 18 points from 5 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses. The team scored 21 goals and conceded 37 since the start of the season. Making their goal difference -16.


Team News

Mateo Kovacic serves a one-match ban for Chelsea due to an accumulation of bookings. Jorginho will return to the starting XI as a result.
Fikayo Tomori returned from injury to start in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Tottenham.
Reece James should start at right-back after Cesar Azpilicueta suffered a hamstring injury at the weekend.
Emerson will hope to replace Marcos Alonso at left-back on Boxing Day.
Frank Lampard played a three-man defence against Tottenham but may revert to a back four against relegation strugglers Southampton.
Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic will hope to benefit from changes to the starting XI.

Southampton picked up a huge win away to relegation rivals Southampton at the weekend and Ralph Hassenhuttl may name the same starting XI at Stamford Bridge.


Top Players

Chelsea‘s top scorer this season is T. Abraham with 11 goals so far this season. Willian has assisted the most with 3 assists since the start of the campaign.

Southampton‘s top scorer this season is D. Ings with 11 goals so far this season. J. Ward-Prowse has assisted the most with 2 assists since the start of the campaign.


Head To Head

When it comes to direct head to head meetings between these two sides, Chelsea‘s winning record is 5/6. The visitors’ record is 0/6. 1/6 is the draw record between them.

The last match between the two side was on 06-10-2019 and the final score was Southampton 1 : 4 Chelsea.


Betting Tips

Both teams to score @ 1.90 – BET HERE

Over 2.5 goals @ 1.53 – BET HERE