Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea vs Southampton betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions By Ben GrayBen GrayLast Updated: December 25, 2019 7:02 am Chelsea vs Southampton prediction: Chelsea 3-1 SouthamptonA big statement victory for Chelsea.Frank Lampard got his tactics spot on on Sunday as the Blues remain in the Champions League places.Southampton meanwhile also recorded a huge victory at the weekend.

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Can the Saints shock Stamford Bridge? Highlights of Southampton 1-4 Chelsea Highlights of Aston Villa 1-3 SouthamptonHighlights of Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 ChelseaChelsea vs Southampton: Who will win?Chelsea are huge favourites to win this one at 4/11.Southampton meanwhile are 13/2 to leave West London with all three points.A draw, which would be a great result for the away side is 4/1.

Both teams to score is 4/6.Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/11.Chelsea to win and both teams to score is 6/4.LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Tammy Abraham of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tammy Abraham, as always, will lead the line for the Blues. He is 12/5 to open the scoring and 8/13 to net anytime.Willian meanwhile was their man for goals at the weekend, The Brazilian is 9/1 to score first and 3/1 to score again.Danny Ings has been Southampton’s main man all season long. He is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to score once more.

James Ward-Prowse has been the other man scoring the goals for the Saints. He is 12/1 to score first and 4/1 to score anytime.Both Christian Pulisic and Abraham to score is 3/1.Both Willian and Abraham to score is 13/2.Both Ward-Prowse and Ings to score is 16/1.Both Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Nathan Redmond to score is 250/1. Chelsea vs Southampton: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 22: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Cesar Azpilicueta and team mates during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

A statement victory for Chelsea.On Sunday, the Blues travelled to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as big underdogs following an underwhelming run.However, they took the lead just ten minutes in through a superb curling shot by Willian.Frank Lampard’s side dominated throughout and eventually doubled their lead on the stroke of half time.

Marcos Alonso was bizarrely fouled by Tottenham’s goalkeeper in stoppage time and, initially, Anthony Taylor gave a foul the other way.But, after VAR review, a penalty was correctly given.Willian stepped up and made it 2-0 in the fourth minute of added on time.Early in the second half, Son Heung-min was sent off and Spurs could hardly lay a glove on Chelsea with only ten-men.

So, Chelsea left comfortable 2-0 winners which was massive given that they’d only won one of their previous five league matches.Nevertheless, Frank Lampard’s side remain fourth, four points clear of fifth placed Sheffield United.They have lost at home to West Ham and Bournemouth recently but should be too strong for Southampton.Can the Saints spring a surprise?

CARDIFF, WALES – DECEMBER 08: Ralph Hasenhüttl, Manager of Southampton acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu )The Saints though travel to West London in buoyant mood.On Saturday, they visited Villa Park in the battle of two clubs both on 15 points.

Hence, it was supposed to be an evenly matches game but turned out to be anything but.A brace from Danny Ings either side of a Jack Stephens header saw Southampton 3-0 ahead after just 51 minutes.Villa did pull one back but 3-1 it finished to Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men.That’s their third win in five, all of which have come against the now currently bottom three.

Thus, Southampton are 17th, three points above the drop and only one or two points behind the four clubs above them.So, if they can get a shock win here, they would shoot up the table.Will they enjoy their third Premier League win of a month for the first time since May 2016?Chelsea team news vs Southampton

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 09: Christian Pulisic of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 09, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by )Despite a brilliant win at the weekend, Frank Lampard will make changes.

He picked a somewhat defensive 3-4-2-1 at Spurs but will surely reintroduce some more attacking players for this one.Kepa Arrizabalaga, as always, will be in goal.In defence, one of the centre-backs from the weekend will drop out.That is likely to be Kurt Zouma with Antonio Rüdiger continuing alongside Fikayo Tomori.At full-back, Marcos Alonso will keep his place on the left over Emerson Palmieri.

On the other side, the more attack-minded Reece James is likely to come in for club captain César Azpilicueta.In midfield, Jorginho will return alongside N’Golo Kanté as Mateo Kovačić is suspended for one match.Mason Mount will join the midfield trio with Christian Pulisic coming in out-wide.Willian will continue on the other side having scored his first Chelsea brace for 36 months on Sunday.

As always, Tammy Abraham will lead the line, looking to add to his 13 goals this season.Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi will be the attacking options on the bench if needed.This side should be too strong for Southampton but they have faltered at home recently.Southampton team news vs Chelsea