Southampton shall be trying to cease their rot once they host in-form Chelsea this weekend.
The Saints have misplaced their final six top-flight outings and have slipped right down to 13th within the desk.
They should bounce again however that received’t be simple in opposition to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Underneath the German, the Blues have received 4 in a row and they’re keen to maintain their good run going to keep up their high 4 problem.
These two drew at Stamford Bridge in October, clashing an exciting 3-3.
Southampton v Chelsea: The right way to hear
This match will get underneath method at 12:30pm on Saturday, February 20.
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Southampton v Chelsea: Workforce information
Southampton defender Kyle Walker-Peters is about to overlook the following few weeks after sustaining a hamstring damage final weekend.
Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo are additionally on the sidelines.
Chelsea striker Abraham must be match for the journey to Southampton, having made a fast restoration from an ankle challenge.
Kai Havertz is also obtainable for choice once more after a latest knock.
Thiago Silva will miss out whereas Christian Pulisic has a minor calf concern.
Southampton v Chelsea: What has been mentioned?
Ralph Hasenhuttl is worked up to face off in opposition to Thomas Tuchel once more having clashed within the Bundesliga up to now.
“Chelsea are very totally different, with very apparent modifications, particularly with the ball,” mentioned the Saints boss.
“They’re faster, passing higher, utilizing the areas between the strains, higher counter-pressing once they lose the ball.
“That is, for me, among the finest squads by way of particular person high quality within the league, and now they’re changing into increasingly a crew that’s enjoying in a fine condition and enjoying good soccer.
“You can’t permit them to have an excessive amount of possession, you can not permit them to have too many ball wins in opposition to the ball.
“You don’t have numerous time whenever you win it and wish to create an opportunity, as a result of they’ve superb counter-pressing and shutting. It’s a superb crew, a really sturdy facet, that is the way it seems to be when a superb supervisor will get a superb crew.”
Southampton v Chelsea: Match stats and information
- Southampton have misplaced their final 5 residence league video games in opposition to Chelsea, their longest shedding run in opposition to a selected opponent of their league historical past.
- Chelsea haven’t did not win both of their league conferences with Southampton in a season since 2014-15, once they drew 1-1 each residence and away in opposition to them.
- Southampton have misplaced 24 Premier League video games in opposition to Chelsea; solely versus Manchester United (28) have they misplaced extra within the competitors.
- Chelsea have misplaced solely two of their final 28 away Premier League video games on the south coast (W21 D5 L2), with these defeats coming in opposition to Southampton in 2013 (1-2) and Bournemouth in 2019 (0-4).
- Southampton have misplaced every of their final six Premier League video games, conceding 20 targets within the course of (3.Three per recreation) – it’s their longest shedding run within the membership’s complete Soccer League historical past.
- Thomas Tuchel has picked up 13 factors from his first 5 Premier League video games answerable for Chelsea (W4 D1), stage with José Mourinho’s first 5 with the membership and bettered solely by Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri (15 pts every). 5 of the final 10 managers to go unbeaten of their first six Premier League video games have been answerable for Chelsea (Sarri, Ancelotti, Scolari, Mourinho, Gullit).
- Chelsea have received each of their away Premier League video games underneath Thomas Tuchel – the final Chelsea supervisor to win his first three away video games within the competitors was Carlo Ancelotti in 2009.
- Ralph Hasenhüttl has misplaced extra Premier League residence video games than some other Southampton supervisor (W16 D7 L20). In reality, the Austrian has misplaced 47% of his residence video games within the competitors with Saints – solely Stuart Grey has misplaced the next share with the membership (71% – 5 of seven).
- Danny Ings has one of the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Southampton participant with 15+ targets in Premier League historical past, with the England striker averaging a objective each 161 minutes for the membership within the competitors.
- Chelsea’s Timo Werner has been instantly concerned in additional Premier League targets this season than some other participant on the membership (10 – 5 targets, 5 assists), whereas solely Mason Mount (105) has had a hand in additional pictures for the Blues than the German on this season’s competitors (73 – 52 pictures taken and 21 possibilities created).