Southampton FC at Chelsea FC
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Stamford Bridge)
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Southampton are set to travel to Stamford Bridge where they will play against Chelsea.
Chelsea won a huge match over the weekend as they defeated Tottenham 2-0 away from home. It was an impressive performance by the Blues as they controlled 56% of the possession and had 13 shots. Willian was the star performer for Chelsea as the Brazillian winger scored both goals. It has been a good season for Chelsea as they are currently 4th on the ladder with 32 points from their 18 games. Chelsea will be desperate to continue winning since they will be eager to secure a spot in the top 4.
On the other side of the coin, Southampton have struggled this season and are currently 17th on the ladder with 18 points from their 18 games. There has been some good news for the Saints as they managed to defeat Aston Villa 3-1 away from home in their previous outing. Southampton were very good at using the ball as they had 17 shots with 8 shots on target. Danny Ings was outstanding as the English striker scored twice. Jack Stephens also contributed with a goal. Despite the win against Aston Villa, Southampton are expected to struggle in this match since they are playing against an elite team in Chelsea.
Chelsea and Southampton played each other earlier in the season. The match was played at St Mary’s Stadium where Chelsea won 4-1. It was a dominant victory for Chelsea with Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi all scoring goals. Danny Ings was the goal scorer for Southampton.
Taking all the information into consideration, I am picking Chelsea to win this match. The Blues are the stronger side and they have the advantage of playing at home. Betting on the over 2.5 goals seems like a good wager since I Chelsea Chelsea scoring 3 or more goals.