CHELSEA go away to Southampton in the Premier League this afternoon, but who will start for the Blues?
“Chelsea trail Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool by two points in the table”
Maurizio Sarri is still unbeaten as Chelsea boss.
His most recent victory came in the Europa League on Thursday night, with Alvaro Morata’s second-half strike enough to see off Vidi at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues trail Premier League leaders Manchester City and Liverpool by two points in the table.
And with those two sides going head-to-head at 4:30pm, Sarri will hope his side can temporarily take top spot with a win away at Southampton.
The hosts are struggling and currently sit down in 16th place.
Their most recent league outing, away at Wolves, saw them beaten 2-0 by Nuno Espirito Santo’s high-flyers.
Chelsea have no major injury concerns heading into this afternoon’s game, due to kickoff at 2:15pm.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is bound to keep his place in goal at St Mary’s.
In defence, Sarri should stick with his preferred four of Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho – rested in the win over Vidi – are expected to come back into the midfield alongside Mateo Kovacic.
On the flanks, Eden Hazard is on fire right now and, therefore, is a banker to start on the left, with Pedro likely to occupy the right.
Morata may have been the match winner in the week, yet Sarri is expected to start Olivier Giroud upfront – who scored two in the same fixture last term.