Chelsea Vs Southampton Premier League Football Match Score 2023

Chelsea Vs Southampton Premier League Football Match Score 2023

Chelsea have a great chance to put the disappointment and frustration of Wednesday night behind us — not to mention the disappointment and frustration of the past few weeks, if not months — and take an actual step forward this weekend as we welcome struggling, managerless, bottom-of-the-table Southampton to Stamford Bridge. Graham Potter’s charges didn’t do too much wrong against Dortmund in fairness, apart from the glaring chances missed and the occasional lapse in concentration off the ball, so if we can rectify some of those issues on Saturday, we should be good.

But with just two days to rest, fatigue may be a factor while it’s also unlikely that we would get any injured players back. Raheem Sterling should be close, with Christian Pulisic and N’Golo Kanté not far behind either. Ben Chilwell may be doubtful however, depending on how his ankle has responded after getting a heavy kick to it on Wednesday. (Potter played down that knock by saying that Chilly was only going to do 60-70 minutes anyway, but he was clearly hobbling just before coming off.)

In better news, the Champions League-ineligible quartet of Benoît Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and David Datro Fofana have had the whole week to get ready and be fresh for this one.
The Blues were much-improved in midweek against Borussia Dortmund but still extended their run of poor form to just one win in their last nine games across all competitions, with the pressure on manager Graham Potter growing with each passing week.

There is no managerial pressure at Southampton because the Saints don’t even have a boss right now. Nathan Jones was relieved of his duties last week and the pursuit of Jesse Marsch ended in failure, leaving Ruben Selles in interim charge of the Premier League’s bottom side.

Here’s all you need to know about this one.Chelsea will host Southampton at the Bridge on the weekend. After the Saints managed to defeat the west London club in the reverse fixture back in August, they’ve only managed to win two of the 17 games played. Southampton’s struggles saw them sack Ralph Hasenhuttl who lead the team for nearly four years. And then it only took three months for them to sack his replacement – Nathan Jones too. All of this finds the Saints sat at the bottom of the table without a Head Coach.

CFC have been delaying their comeback for a while now and could have not asked for a better opportunity to do so. Southampton look destined for relegation and under such circumstances the Blues must secure three points without any excuses. In order to regain the supporters’ trust, Graham Potter has to make sure that his side don’t put a foot wrong and get the job done.

The Spaniard will continue in goal and deservedly so. Irrespective of Edouard Mendy’s absence due to a fractured finger, Kepa has been very impressive and at this point it can be said that he has been an upgrade over the Senegal International.
Potter used James with a very cautious approach to avoid a recurrence of his injury. And now after playing the entire 90 for two consecutive games, the Englishman has gained match sharpness and is ready to compete. We did see glimpses of what he’s capable of in the second half at the Signal Iduna Park.

Benoit Badiashile could return to the starting lineup after being forced to sit out the Champions League game in midweek, while Noni Madueke will also return to the squad and Datro Fofana is also eligible to feature once again. Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic are both out injured, while Wesley Fofana, Mateo Kovacic and Denis Zakaria are still working their way back to full fitness. Edouard Mendy remains out.
Kyle Walker-Peters will hope to return from a hamstring injury, while Armel Bella-Kotchap and Alex McCarthy are both looking to make their comebacks as well.

Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ibrahima Diallo, Duje Caleta-Car and Mislav Orsic were all left out of the squad for Jones’ last match but may be recalled. Southampton will hope for a new manager bounce but Chelsea will still be massive favourites against the Premier League’s biggest punching bags over the past few weeks. The Blues were significantly improved against Dortmund in midweek and that sort of performance, even though it was lacking in cutting edge, should be more than enough to see off a weaker Saints side.

Chelsea do have a habit of gifting wins to struggling sides but anything other than a victory here would see things turn really ugly for Graham Potter. CTwo Premier League teams struggling for form do battle at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as Chelsea play host to managerless Southampton. While the Blues have won only one of their nine fixtures in all competitions since the turn of the year, the Saints have lost nine of their last 10 top-flight games.

Chelsea are looking for just their second win of 2023 as they welcome to Southampton to Stamford Bridge. A narrow win over Crystal Palace last month was the only victory in nine attempts for the Blues since the turn of the year, with that poor run extended in midweek as they were beaten by Borussia Dortmund. Graham Potter’s side really have no excuse for not winning in the Premier league this weekend though. Southampton are without a manager and without any form, after Nathan Jones was dismissed following defeat to Wolves last weekend. The Saints were a goal and a man up for much of the match, but still found a way to lose.

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