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Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions, Preview, Stream, Odds & Picks

Visiting Blues Struggling at the Back

The English Premier League returns to the fold with another round of matches this week as Southampton locks horns with Chelsea outfit in an important clash at St. Mary’s. You can live bet on the EPL action by using our sportsbook.

Let’s check the latest Premier League picks, stats, injury reports, and Premier league odds for Southampton vs Chelsea. We’ve plenty of Premier League predictions for you to consider.

Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions, Preview, Stream, Odds & Picks
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Southampton: Unlucky in Loss

The Saints lost the season opener against Tottenham and little by little they improved, keeping Leeds to a 2-2 draw and beating Leicester 2-1. They were outstanding against Manchester United for large periods of their meeting at St Mary’s at the weekend, but they lost 1-0 failing to convert their 17 goals opportunities and shots on target.

They have a tough schedule with Chelsea visiting on Tuesday and with the Wolves waiting for them on Saturday. They have the third-worst defense in the league with eight goals conceded in four games and we don’t expect things to improve at the back.

Southampton was quite active on the transfer market and spent more than 60 million on five different young players in all positions. They have a clear idea and a project for the future seasons and the transfers have been good overall. The team still has some serious problems in defense and a lot of people expect them to be among the ones in danger of relegation this season.

Providing that there are no injury issues from the weekend, Hasenhuttl will give consideration to selecting the same starting lineup. Stuart Armstrong is an option on either flank if Hasenhuttl opts to introduce some fresh legs into his team. We won’t include the Saints in our soccer picks and parlays, but we do expect them to score against the Blues.

Chelsea: Ups and Downs

Chelsea had a very productive transfer window and we even expect more signings in the final days. The team sold Timo Werner and sent Romelu Lukaku on loan to Inter Milan, replacing them with Raheem Sterling and Marc Cucurella for a combined fee of $120m. The team also acquired Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli for $40 as well as other defensive players, but for some reason they still have serious problems on that end.

Chelsea needs to ensure that a five-point gap to leaders Arsenal does not get any wider, although manager Thomas Tuchel will want his players to focus on one match at a time as they bid to cut out errors and be more clinical in the final third. They won two of four games, picking up seven points. Despite playing more than an hour with a man down after Conor Gallagher was sent off just 28 minutes into the game, the Blues managed to beat Leicester with Sterling scoring a brace.

For Chelsea, Koulibaly returns from suspension while Ben Chilwell is expected to replace Cucurella at left-wing back. If you’re betting online, Chelsea is not exactly the team you want to back right now.

Southampton vs Chelsea Head-to-Head

Chelsea has a good record against Southampton. The hosts have won only two of their last 18 matches against Chelsea in the Premier League and are winless in their last nine home games against the Blues. Chelsea has found the back of the net in each of their last 17 Premier League games away from home against Southampton and won this fixture 6-0 on aggregate last term. The Saints allowed 44 EPL goals at home against Chelsea, the most they’ve conceded at St. Mary’s Stadium against a single opponent in the domestic league. The Blues have not lost two away games on the trot in the Premier League since December 2020.

Southampton vs Chelsea Match Information

  • Game: Southampton (1-1-2) vs Chelsea (2-1-1)
  • Location: St. Mary’s Stadium (Southampton)
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 3:45 a.m. ET
  • Southampton vs Chelsea Live stream: fubo.tv

Southampton vs Chelsea Betting Lines

Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions

Despite playing on the road, the Blues enter this clash as heavy favorites at -170 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal-line is set at three.

Chelsea has not been at their best so far this season but we expect them to improve with every game. Their record against the Saints is amazing and we expect them to return home with the three points. Still, the price on them to win is very bad so we won’t touch it. Chelsea allowed goals in three out of four games since the start of the season and the Saints are very good going forward so we expect them to find the back of the net.

Southampton vs Chelsea Match Detail

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