Southampton vs Chelsea Predictions

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  • St. Marys Stadium
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Chelsea to Win

3/4odds when tipped
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Chelsea 2-0

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Tip Reasoning

  • Chelsea have won each of their last four Premier League assignments.
  • Southampton have lost each of their last six Premier League games.
  • Chelsea have scored exactly two goals in three of their last four league matches.
  • Southampton have failed to score in three of their last six Premier League home fixtures.

Sorry Saints set to suffer again

With their confidence fractured following a run of six straight league defeats, Southampton will be nervous hosts for the visit of Chelsea’s visit on Saturday, where the Blues look ready to continue their revival under Thomas Tuchel.

A 2-0 FA Cup win at Wolves had threatened to spark the Saints back into life a little over a week ago, but a league reverse to the same opponents in Southampton’s next game knocked them back to square one.

Southampton’s surprise win over Liverpool shortly after the New Year’s celebrations already feels like an age ago, and Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side have been plummeting down the standings since.

Tuchel’s bright start

Chelsea are enjoying a new manager bounce under Thomas Tuchel, and the Blues shot into the top four thanks to a routine 2-0 win over Newcastle last time out.

That was their fourth win in five league assignments under their German taskmaster, and the identity of Chelsea’s second scorer at Stamford Bridge was significant.

Summer signing Timo Werner ended his 15-game wait for a Premier League goal against the Magpies, and Tuchel will hope to see more of the same from his compatriot at St. Mary’s Stadium.

Chelsea’s momentum worth backing

While it’s still early days, the shift in Chelsea’s confidence since Tuchel’s appointment has been notable, and the German’s methodology has also had an immediate impact on the Blues’ style of play.

Chelsea have enjoyed 68.5% of the ball on average per Premier League runout with Tuchel calling the shots and the Londoners averaged a healthy 15.2 shots per game during the same period.

That newly developed ability to turn dominant possession into chances makes Chelsea worth backing on Saturday to beat a Southampton team caught in a downward slide, while a 2-0 correct score prediction is also favoured.

Chelsea notched exactly twice in three of their first four league victories under Tuchel’s watch, while the same fixtures also returned three clean sheets. Another brace should help them over the line against the Saints, who have failed to score in half of their last six assignments at home.

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