Chelsea vs Southampton: Chelsea are the current Premier League’s champions
But this season, the task of revalidating their league title is getting harder and harder. Manchester City is very strong and consistent and even United this season is a tough opponent, so Chelsea have been struggling.
They have also dropped points that they weren’t dropping last season. 2 rounds ago they were defeated away at West Ham 1-0, which left the Italian manager furious and at the moment, he has even given up on the title fight.
Midweek the team redeemed itself and won away at Huddersfield 1-3, on a very well-built win where Chelsea was better and where they had the chance to play at a more convenient pace.
Southampton is a reasonable Premier League team but that right now aren’t on a very good moment of form.
The team actually did well at the beginning of the season, but then they lost some momentum and were unable to win on the last 4 rounds.
If it is true that they managed to draw 1-1 at home with Arsenal 2 rounds ago, well, they were literally humiliated by Leicester midweek, losing 1-4 on the reception to the Foxes.
A very weak exhibition scarred by some defensive mistakes that proved to be fatal on that loss for Southampton.
They have been making good season, but this year they should stick to the bottom half of the league table, because the team doesn’t have what it takes to finish in the top half.
Chelsea vs Southampton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Chelsea is clearly superior, and I believe they will defeat this Southampton at home, especially on an important round, since we have a City vs Spurs and 1 of them will have to drop points, which means the current champions have to be on the lookout.
Chelsea played poorly at West Ham but last week they did better and won deservingly. That match even allowed them to rest some players like Hazard, who ended up subbed off already thinking about these next encounters.
Chelsea has a good defensive consistency and in attack they have players like Morata, Hazard, Willian, Pedro & co. that ensure quality on the last third of this Londoner team.
I see Chelsea winning and taking advantage of the lack of confidence there is on this Southampton team, especially after their last loss midweek against Leicester.
|Chelsea to win||