Football is mathematics
Favourites English> Settings>
Close[X]

Chelsea and Southampton clash as Premier League returns

Chelsea vs Southampton Preview 17/10/2020

15 October 2020 | Premier League | Preview
1423
Chelsea and Southampton clash as Premier League returns

The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break, with Chelsea hosting Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Seventh-place Chelsea and eleventh-place Southampton are separated by just a single point in the table, with both sides having won two of their opening four games.

Chelsea began with a 3-1 victory over Brighton, before Liverpool ended the Blues’ promising start. Andreas Christensen was sent off just before half-time, while Sadio Mane bagged a second-half brace.

Frank Lampard’s side came from 3-0 down to rescue a draw with West Brom on Matchday 3, before crushing Crystal Palace 4-0 last time out.

It’s fair to say that Chelsea have made a shaky start to the 2020/21 campaign, although their previous performance pointed towards an upturn in form.

Lampard can take confidence from the fact that his side have won six of their last nine home games by scoring over 1.5 goals.

But perhaps more importantly, Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in five of their previous six games at Stamford Bridge.

However, Southampton head into this game on a decent run. The south coast side have only lost two of their last 11 top-flight games.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have also managed to net over 1.5 goals in four of their previous six Premier League outings.

Saints were beaten 1-0 by Crystal Palace on the opening day, before suffering a heavy 5-2 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

Still, back-to-back clean-sheet wins over Burnley (1-0) and West Brom (2-0) swiftly put Southampton back on track.

Danny Ings scored a double against Spurs and also got on the scoresheet against Burnley. The clinical striker also netted for England last week, so Chelsea will be hoping to keep him quiet.

Head-to-head: Southampton ended an eight-game winless run against Chelsea by beating the Blues 2-0 in their most recent meeting back in December.

Before that, Chelsea had won seven and drawn one of their previous eight Premier League games against Saints.

It is also worth pointing out that four of the last seven top-flight matches between Chelsea and Southampton have produced over 2.5 goals.

Team news: Chelsea could without new goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after the goalkeeper picked up an injury on international duty. Ben Chilwell is also a doubt for the Blues.

As for Southampton, Stuart Armstrong is self-isolating, while Mohamed Salisu is struggling for fitness following an injury.

If recent games between these two sides are anything to go by, this is likely to be a high-scoring encounter with goals at both ends of the pitch.

Forebet predicts that Chelsea will score over 1.5 goals on their way to victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Home team - Away team Probability in% Forebet Correct score Avg. goals Weather conditions Odds Kelly Criterion Score
1 X 2
Premier League | Round 5, Regular Season
flag_1 EPL
ChelseaSouthampton
17/10/2020 16:00 GMT
423226 1 2 - 1 2.52 13° 1.60
FT
3 - 3
(2 - 1)

Predictions for Premier League

Home team - Away team Forebet
flag_1 EPL
WolverhamptonCrystal Palace
30/10/2020 20:00
X
flag_1 EPL
Sheffield UnitedManchester City
31/10/2020 12:30
2
flag_1 EPL
BurnleyChelsea
31/10/2020 15:00
2
flag_1 EPL
LiverpoolWest Ham
31/10/2020 17:30
1

England Premier League - predictions, tips, statistics
Premier League Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Everton 13 6 4 1 1 14 9 5
2. Liverpool 13 6 4 1 1 15 14 1
3. Aston Villa 12 5 4 0 1 12 5 7
4. Leicester City 12 6 4 0 2 13 8 5
5. Tottenham 11 6 3 2 1 16 8 8
6. Leeds United 10 6 3 1 2 12 9 3
7. Southampton 10 6 3 1 2 10 9 1
8. Crystal Palace 10 6 3 1 2 8 9 -1
9. Wolverhampton 10 6 3 1 2 6 8 -2
10. Chelsea 9 6 2 3 1 13 9 4
11. Arsenal 9 6 3 0 3 8 7 1
12. West Ham 8 6 2 2 2 12 8 4
13. Manchester City 8 5 2 2 1 8 8 0
14. Newcastle United 8 6 2 2 2 8 10 -2
15. Manchester United 7 5 2 1 2 9 12 -3
16. Brighton 5 6 1 2 3 10 12 -2
17. West Bromwich 3 6 0 3 3 6 14 -8
18. Burnley 1 5 0 1 4 3 9 -6
19. Sheffield United 1 6 0 1 5 3 9 -6
20. Fulham 1 6 0 1 5 5 14 -9

Top trends