Southampton vs Chelsea 02/27/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Predictions
Chelsea vs Southampton
Saturday 27th February 2016 10:00(ET)
The Line: Southampton 19/10 Draw 11/5 Chelsea 7/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: setanta sports; fox sports; Bein Sports
A cracking game for us on Saturday with some mouth watering match ups to come on Sunday but without a doubt the game of Saturday will be Chelsea's visit to Saint Mary's to take on the hottest team in the Premier League Southampton. After a terrible start to the season under Jose Mourhino Chelsea are unbeaten since losing to Leicester in November, Gus Hiddink has definitely done a great damage limitation job and Chelsea's season is not going to be a lost one. In addition Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Fabregas and Oscar have all found their form again and are complimenting the brilliant season that Willian is having. Chelsea have quality throughout the squad, you dont win a league title without it, and they will take some beating in games from here on in.
While Chelsea had a rough start to the season Southampton also had a tough one and Ronald Koeman was under pressure for a number of months. But the Saints management team never lost faith and Southampton have won five of ther last six and moved up to sixth in the league table. The Saints are the hottest team in the league right now and they will fancy their chances here agaisnt Chelsea. Southampton have not conceded in their last six games and if they can continue that trend they are obviously going to win alot of games. Defensively they are solid and have one of the best keepers in the league in Fraser Forster. Long and Pelle will fancy their chances against this Chelsea defence as well and honestly I think that Southampton to me look like they will give anyone in the leage a game right now.
Chelsea have a massive game against PSG next week. For me I think Gus Hiddink and Chelsea have at least on eye on that game and I am going to take a chance on them being distracted by that here. I'm all in on Southampton +1 on the handicap. I cant see Southampton losing this one unless they have a freak sending off early. Take the Saints +1 and spread a little on the moneyline as well.