Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has predicted Chelsea will lose our unbeaten start to the season against Southampton on Sunday.
Despite Southampton’s failure to win a home game this season, Lawrenson expects the Saints to beat Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday.
Lawrenson isn’t convinced about Chelsea’s defensive partnership of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz even though Chelsea have conceded just five goals in the league this season.
Lawrenson expects Southampton striker Danny Ings to trouble the defensive partnership of Rudiger and Luiz on Sunday.
“Imagine the mess Southampton would be in if Danny Ings had not been scoring goals for them,” Lawrenson told BBC.
“Chelsea have been doing much better, obviously. Their draw with Liverpool was a brilliant game to watch and the Blues played really well.
“I still think Maurizio Sarri’s side can look vulnerable, particularly away from home.
“I am not convinced by Antonio Rudiger or David Luiz at the back because they just strike me as a pair who might have one or two off days.
“I know Saints have not won at home yet, and the Blues have not lost away but I think we will see that run of results reverse on Sunday, and I suspect Ings is going to play a big part.”