Southampton 8-5-10, Chelsea 12-6-6
2/20/21 7:30 am
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Southampton is welcoming Chelsea to St. Mary’s Stadium in round 25 in the English Premier League.
Southampton is struggling a little bit, and they are far from their form from the start of the season. Southampton has won only 1 of their last 6 games while winning 5 of those 6 games. Southampton is a long way from the Champions League or the Europa League spot where they were, and they are now in 13th place with 29 points. Offensively, Southampton is not bad, but they stopped producing, while their defense didn’t pick up the slack. Southampton was playing against Wolverhampton in their last EPL game, and they have had 51% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. After leading 1-0 at halftime, Southampton didn’t show up for the second half, and they ended up losing this match 1-2. Danny Ings has had an atomic start of the season, but his form has declined, and he now has 8 scored goals so far. Ward-Prowse added 5 goals and 5 assists. Obafemi, Smallbone, Walcott, Diallo, and Jankewitz are all injured for the Saints. This drop in form was expected as Southampton is not a deep team, but they will be staying in the EPL, and that is all that matters.
Since Tuchel has taken over the team, Chelsea has been on fire, and they have 6 wins and a draw in their last 7 games. With this streak, Chelsea has climbed to 4th place with 42 points, an impressive 40 scored goals, and 24 conceded goals. Chelsea has improved their defense and overall game style, but now they need to improve their offense, and Chelsea must start using more of their chances. Chelsea was hosting Newcastle in their last game, and they were the dominant team in that game with 65% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and a solid 88% of the correct passes. With 2 scored goals in the first half and a lot of focus in the second half, Chelsea has won this match 2-0. Chelsea will be playing in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid, and this matchup is being played on a neutral venue. The good news for Chelsea is that they entered this great form just in time, and they now have a chance. Abraham is the leading goalscorer for Chelsea with 6 goals, while Jorginho and Werner added 5 goals each. Werner has also added 5 assists. Thiago Silva is the only injured player, while Havertz is still questionable. We could expect a few changes in the starting lineup for Chelsea here, but they are in great form, and everything is going their way.
Chelsea hasn’t lost any of their last 7 games, while Southampton is on a 3-game losing streak at home. The trends are heavily on Chelsea’s side in this matchup, and they are the favorites once again. Chelsea is in great form, and I don’t see their winning streak stopping here.