Southampton vs Chelsea confirmed line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Lawrence Ostlere
·2-min read
<p>Timo Werner is back among the goals</p> (Getty)

Timo Werner is back among the goals

(Getty)

Chelsea are taking on Southampton at St Mary’s today in a Premier League meeting.

The Blues are going well under new manager Thomas Tuchel and are still yet to lose a game with the German on the touchline.

What’s more, Timo Werner has found his scoring touch and so they come into this game feeling confident against a struggling Southampton side.

Saints are desperate to break a losing streak but showed signs of life in their 2-1 defeat by Wolves and have Danny Ings fit and firing once more.

Here is everything you need to know.

When is the game?

Southampton vs Chelsea kicks off today at 12.30pm GMT.

How can I watch it?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. Subscribers can stream the game online via the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app.

What is the team news?

Southampton right-back Kyle Walker-Peters has been ruled out for several weeks. Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo are still injured, but Alex Jankewitz returns after suspension.

Tammy Abraham is fit after an ankle injury sustained in the win over Newcastle. Thiago Silva and Christian Pulisic are not expected to make the game, but Kai Havertz returns to action.

Confirmed line-ups

Southampton: McCarthy; Salisu, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse (C), Romeu, Minamino; Ings, Redmond

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta (C), Zouma, Rudiger; James, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Abraham, Werner

Odds

Southampton 4/1

Draw 3/1


Chelsea 4/5

Prediction

Southampton are on a woeful run of form but they have shown signs of life in recent weeks, and performed well in the opening 45 minutes against Wolves last time out. Expect them to compete well here and perhaps pull off something of a surprise. Southampton 2-2 Chelsea.

Read More

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel admits ‘big relief’ as Timo Werner’s scoring drought comes to an end