Netease Sports reported on October 16:
At 22:00 on October 17, Beijing time,
In the past 9 league games, Chelsea have 7 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. However, they lost to Southampton 0-2 at home last season. If they lose this game, it will be the first time since 1985 that the Blues have lost twice in a row at home. only.
Aspect 1: The three main players may miss out, Kepa returns to the starting line
Chelsea lost their troops during international competition week. Chilwell and Kanter are currently on the injury watch list. Whether they can play in this round of league games needs to be judged by the team doctor. The new goalkeeper Mendy strained his thigh during training for the Senegalese team. It is impossible to play, Kepa will return to the goal line, but fortunately Pulisic and Ziyech should be able to play back from injury. In Southampton, neither Salisu nor Genepo were able to play, and Armstrong, who returned to the training ground after several days of isolation, played with very little probability.
Aspect 2: Chelsea vowed to score 3 points in 8 home games and 7 games, Giroud may copy Premier League record
Chelsea's ability to score points at Stamford Bridge is amazing. In the past 8 home league games, they have scored 18 goals and scored only 4 goals. And since December last year, they have not been scored by a team outside the top six in the Premier League. In this game, if the opponents can be zeroed, it will be the first time Lampard has conceded two consecutive games in the league after coaching. Giroud is a saint killer. He has scored 7 goals in Southampton in the Premier League. The past 4 goals have been scored after coming off the bench. In the history of the Premier League, only Joki can score 5 goals against the same opponent as a substitute. (Vs Derby) One, the French striker may tie the Premier League record. All in all, a big win with 4 goals in the last round
Aspect 3: Little Tiger's "first show" after 14 years, the away dragon hits three consecutive victories
Perhaps the biggest attraction of this game is that Walcott may play for Southampton again in 14 years. He just played for Southampton this month.
Chelsea: Billy Gilmour (injured), Chilwell, Mendy, Kanter (suspicious)
Southampton: Salisu, Djenepo (injured), Armstrong (suspected)
Southampton (442): McCarthy/Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Westergau, Bertrand/Valery, Ward-Plaus, Romeu, Raymond/Adams, In S