Currently staring relegation in the face, the Saints are in deep trouble A win here could bring them out of the bottom three. The Blues, meanwhile, have taken just one point from their previous two games, both London derbies and both at Stamford Bridge.
Southampton were unlucky last time out, narrowly losing 3-2 away at Arsenal, with a late Danny Welbeck goal proving the difference. Hughes will hope for the same level of performance but without the result.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Southampton side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
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