Southampton vs. Chelsea
|Date & Time||Sunday October 6, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
St Mary's Stadium
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Chelsea will play their next Premier League fixture away from home where they will face Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium.
Chelsea played midweek in the Champions League where they defeated Lille 2-1 away from home. It was a solid performance by the Blues as they controlled 63% of the possession and had 11 shots. Tammy Abraham and Willian both showed good form as both players scored for Chelsea. It has been a modest start to the season for Chelsea but the team has managed to develop some good form over the past few weeks. Chelsea defeated Brighton 2-0 in their last Premier League fixture. As it currently stands, Chelsea are 7th on the ladder with 11 points.
On the other side of the coin, Southampton have had a poor start to the season and are in 14th spot with 7 points from 7 games. The Saints lost their last match as they were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham. It was a poor display by Southampton as Tottenham had 10 men for most of the game. Southampton managed to control 59% of the possession but the team failed to create enough scoring chances to get a result. This Southampton team seems to lack quality and it seems like they will be in a relegation battle this season.
Chelsea and Southampton played each other twice last season. The match at Stamford Bridge ended as a 0-0 draw while Chelsea won the match at St Mary’s Stadium 2-0.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Chelsea to win this match. Southampton have been very poor this season and the team seems to lack the quality to compete against most sides in the league. Chelsea have found some decent form over the past few weeks and I see them being good enough to get all 3 points away from home.