Southampton vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 6 October 2019
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton).
The Blues will hope their superior h2h stats against Southampton will come to their rescue, as they take a hike to St. Mary’s Stadium this Sunday. While the away handicap will surely be an obstacle to overcome, Frank Lampard’s men should rally to put on a good showing.
Southampton vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
Seven of the previous eight fixtures saw Chelsea winning.
The Saints failed to find the back of the net in five of the former seven clashes.
The Blues are on a four-match winning run at this stadium.
11 of the prior 13 wins at this venue went to the guests.
Since 2000, the hosts have won just once at the St. Mary’s.
Southampton vs Chelsea Prediction
After their loss against potential champions Liverpool, the Blues battled at home to record a win over Brighton. They did have to wait till the second half to break the deadlock but managed the three points in the end. In the absence of N’golo Cante, Jorginho stepped up, along with Willian to score the two goals for the previous Premier League champions.
The Saints, meanwhile, were defeated last day on the road despite having a man-advantage against Spurs. All three goals came in the first half as the game ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts.
Both are in dire need of points as of now, if the European spots are to remain a realistic objective. Lampard’s men are on a three-game winning run and have scored twice or more in all three of these ties. They boast of such a streak on the road too, and in fact, disregarding their opening day loss against Manchester United, the Blues have not lost a tie away from home this campaign.
On the other hand, Ralph Hassenhuttl’s men lost two of their former three ties and were winless in five of their prior six appearances in front of the home crowd.
Moreover, previous clashes between the two have predominantly ended in favor of the Pensioners. To be precise, the team won seven of the former eight such battles and is on a four-tie winning run at this venue.
Taking into account these observations, await the visitors to come out on top this Sunday. But giving credence to the home advantage and competitive spirit of their counterparts, a clean sheet might be out of the question for the guests.