Southampton vs Chelsea could be a Sunday afternoon thriller as Frank Lampard’s young Chelsea side seek to continue their march up the Premier League table. Southampton have also played their part in a few thrillers recently and will be keen to record their first home win of the season.
Southampton vs Chelsea Analysis
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Inconsistent is the best way to describe Southampton’s start this season. They’ve won six of their seven points away from home with victories over Sheffield United and Brighton but have generally struggled against the better teams. That includes home defeats by Liverpool and Bournemouth, though they have drawn at home with Manchester United.
The only clean sheet they’ve kept is against Sheffield United, but they’ve also only failed to score on just one occasion when losing their opening fixture against Burnley.
It took Chelsea four home games to notch a win at Stamford Bridge this season, but their recent attacking mantra in their away games has produced some thrilling matches.
A 3-2 win at Norwich reads well considering Norwich have beaten Newcastle and Manchester City in their other two home matches this season.
Chelsea also won 5-2 at Wolves, and Wolves have restricted Manchester United and Burnley to 1-1 draws in their other two home games.
Southampton vs Chelsea Head-To-Heads
Chelsea and Southampton have met 40 times in the Premier League, with Chelsea winning 23 of those matches. They’ve also recorded 12 of those wins away from home.
Southampton have won just five of their 20 matches at home, with three being drawn. A further six draws have taken place at Stamford Bridge.
Strangely for these two teams, they played out a 0-0 draw last season at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea have won the last two matches at St Mary’s 3-0 and 3-2.