Chelsea v Southampton: match preview

Chelsea need a response after losing to Manchester City and Juventus. They were disappointing in both games, creating little, and Thomas Tuchel could make changes. Tuchel will hope Mason Mount, sorely missed in Chelsea’s past two games, is available as the manager wants his attack to offer more against opponents who are yet to win in the league. However, Chelsea have failed to win their past three games against Southampton and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s team have already taken points off City and Manchester United. Southampton can be awkward and they will be hoping their young right-back, Tino Livramento, can steal the show against his former team. Jacob Steinberg

Saturday 3pm

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season Chelsea 3 Southampton 3

Referee Martin Atkinson

This season G5 Y10 R1 2.2 cards/game

Odds H 2-5 A 15-2 D 4-1

Subs from Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Alonso, Sarr, Barkley, Havertz, Ziyech, Saúl

Doubtful Mount (knock)

Injured Kanté (Covid-19, 16 Oct), James, Pulisic (both ankle, 16 Oct)

Suspended None

Discipline Y7 R1


Leading scorer Lukaku 3

Subs from Lewis, Forster, Diallo, Obafemi, Simeu, Valery, McQueen, Lyanco, Long, Walcott, Tella, Djenepo, Perraud, S Armstrong

Doubtful S Armstrong (calf)

Injured Smallbone (match fitness, unknown), Stephens (knee, unknown)

Suspended None

Unavailable Broja (loan terms)

Discipline Y10 R0


Leading scorer A Armstrong, Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse 1