Kick-off: Saturday, 14 April, 2018. 11:30 GMT
Venue: St Mary’s Stadium
Chelsea will be away to Southampton in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, and it sure promises to be a feisty encounter with both sides battling for two different things.
Chelsea are fighting for a top four spot, while Southampton are battling to move away from the relegation spot.
Chelsea are fifth on the table, and ten points away from a Champions League spot, while Southampton are 18th on the log and three points away from safety.
Southampton are in terrible form in the league, and have lost four of their last six games and drawn two. Their defence have also shipped in three goals in each of their last three league games.
Chelsea have also been poor in the Premier League and have won just two of our last six games, losing three and drawing one.
Chelsea won the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge 1-0, and have beaten the Saints in four consecutive games. However, the Blues haven’t beaten them in five consecutive games.
Southampton have claimed one victory in their nine Premier League games against the Blues at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Chelsea have won seven times in all competitions at the St Mary’s Stadium. The only visiting side with a better record are Manchester United, with 10 victories.
Southampton have been poor this season and have won one of their last 19 league games (D9, L9), with that victory coming at bottom side West Brom on 3 February.
They are also winless in eight home league matches (D5, L3), their longest such run in the Premier League.
The Saints have failed to win their last 22 league games against ‘big six’ sides (D7, L15).
Antonio Conte’s men have been poor this season and have claimed just 12 points this calendar year – only four sides have worse records (Southampton, Huddersfield, Stoke and West Brom).
Chelsea are without a clean sheet in their last eight league and cup games.
Can Chelsea get the all important three points at the St Mary’s?