CHE vs SOU Dream11: Chelsea will look to maintain the momentum gained from the 0-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend when they take on a resurgent Southampton team at Stamford Bridge on the Boxing Day. The Saints are fresh off winning a huge six-pointer against Aston Villa, a result that pulled them clear of the relegation zone for the time being.
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Chelsea vs Southampton team news:
Chelsea team news: The lengthy injury list that Chelsea had earlier in the season has shortened now with young English midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek the only absentee for the Blues for injury reasons ahead of this game.
That said, Frank Lampard will be forced to make a change in the midfield due to Matteo Kovacic's suspension. The Croatian, who has been one of the standout performers for Frank Lampard's reign, picked up his 5th yellow card of the season.
Likely changes: Frank Lampard cold give Cezar Azpilicueta a much-needed breather here. Blues' captain has been an ever-present in the team this season and could get a rest.
Chelsea key players:
Tammy Abraham: 11 Goals.
Mason Mount: 05 Goals.
Willian: 04 Goals and 03 Assists.
Southampton team news: Perhaps the biggest negative from for Southmaptyon from their 1-3 win at Aston Villa was the injury picked up by Shane Long. The 32-year-old Irishman is a doubt and will be evaluated before the game.
In terms of existing absentees, Yan Valery and Moussa Djenepo will miss the match, while Pierre-Emile Højbjerg faces a late fitness test. Chelsea will face their former employees, Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand.
Southampton key players:
Danny Ings: 11 Goals.
James Ward-Prowse: 04 Goals.
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Chelsea to win: 1.36 (9/25), Probability to happen: 73.33%
Southampton FC to win: 7.50 (13/2), Probability to happen: 13.33%
Draw: 5.00 (4/1), Probability to happen: 20.00%
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Chelsea vs Southampton predicted playing 11:
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Emerson, Fikayo Tomori, Antonio Rudiger, Reece James, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount, Willian, Tammy Abraham
Southampton: Alex McCarthy (GK), Cedric Soares, Jack Stephens, Jan Bednarek, Ryan Bertrand, Pierre-Emile Hojberg, James Ward-Prowse, Stuart Armstrong, Nathan Redmond, Shane Long, Danny Ings
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