Football fans are having a gala time since the international break is finally over now. The world is busy with the upcoming match this Saturday when Chelsea will take on the Southampton. Let’s take a look at what’s incoming for the match, possible line up changes and much more to know. Keep reading, folks!!
Chelsea vs Southampton
Frank Lampard, the head coach of team Chelsea, believes that his team will keep up the stakes. Chelsea performed exceptionally well against Crustal Palace with a score of 4-0. Frank believes that they will live up to that in this match with Southampton’s. Well, the Southampton’s is also not far from trying to sabotage Chelsea’s chances of winning this match. Southampton won against West Brom with a 2-0. Currently, Chelsea is in the 7th position and the Southampton in the 12th position in the table. The stakes are high, and spirits are higher.
Sadly for the Southampton, they began their season with back to back defeats. They lost against Crystal Palace first and later to Tottenham. However, they gained their form back by winning the next two matches; first with Burnley and later against West Brom. Chelsea, on the other hand, is basking in the glory. They started their season with consecutive wins against Brighton and later Crystal Palace. Fans are eager to see Chelsea and Southampton engage in a surreal match.
Both Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech were unfit previously and could not take part when the season began. Good news is they are fit and will be playing for the Southampton game. However, Ben Chilwell might not play for the game since the last time; the England team pulled him out for a foot issue. Sad news for Thiago fans. Silva might remain absent for this match owing to a long flight haul from Peru. Edu Mendy, Chelsea’s goalkeeper, is likely to remain absent against the Southampton because of a thigh injury during the international break.
It is not only team Chelsea, but Southampton too has a lot of concerns ahead. Southampton player, Stuey Armstrong tested positive for covid-19 and is currently in isolation. Moussa Djenepo also won’t be playing because of an injury he got on his hamstring while playing against West Brom. The Saints manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, said so himself that Theo Walcott will possibly make his debut in this match and could be his first game for the club. When the reporters asked Lampard, who will start of Kepa Arrizabalaga and Willy Caballero? he said that the decision is not final yet. He’ll keep the decision for tomorrow as he sees fit. That’s all for now, folks!