Chelsea still survive in the top 4 of the Premier League standings, but of course they will continue to try to get full points, in order to maintain the chances of finishing in a better position in the final season standings. Maurizio Sarri’s squad have recorded a series of pretty good results in recent weeks, and in their first match in 2019, the Blues will face Southampton. Their match itself is planned to take place on Thursday morning, December 3, 2018 at Stamford Bridge Stadium, London.
As we said, Chelsea, who will play as the hosts in the match, will record a series of good results in recent weeks. From their last five games in all competitions, the Blues successfully packed 4 wins and only lost once, no wonder if until 2018 ended, they managed to survive in the top 4 of the standings, with 5 points ahead of Arsenal who are ranked 5th. Playing at home, Chelsea are certainly more favored to win, especially they are also better than Watford.
The Southampton visitors also appeared unconvincing, even in their last five matches, the Saints only won 2 victories and lost 3 of them. In the standings, Southampton only recorded 15 points from 20 matches that have taken place, no wonder they are currently ranked 17th.
Head to head Matches – Chelsea vs. Southampton:
10/10/18 Southampton 0-3 Chelsea
04/22/18 Chelsea 2 – 0 Southampton
04/14/18 Southampton FC 2 – 3 Chelsea
12/16/17 Chelsea 1 – 0 Southampton
04/26/17 Chelsea 4 – 2 Southampton
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches:
12/14/18 Videoton 2-2 Chelsea
12/16/18 Brighton 1 – 2 Chelsea
12/20/18 Chelsea 1 – 0 AFC Bournemouth
12/22/18 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City
12/27/18 Watford 1-2 Chelsea
Southampton’s Last 5 Matches:
12/2/18 Southampton 2-2 Manchester United
12/12/18 Tottenham 3 – 1 Southampton
12-08-18 Cardiff City 1 – 0 Southampton
12/16/18 Southampton 3-2 Arsenal
22/12/18 Huddersfield 1 – 3 Southampton
Chelsea (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Gary Cahill; Victor Moses, Nemanja Matic, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso; Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard.
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Fraser Forster; Cederic Soares, Jack Stephens, Maya Yoshida, Ryan Bertrand; James Ward-Prowse; Oriol Romeu, Steven Davis, -Dusan Tadic; Manolo Gabbiadini; Sofiane Boufal.