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Chelsea face Southampton on Boxing Day at Stamford Bridge and former Premier League striker Michael Owen has warned the Blues about the threat of Southampton striker Danny Ings.
“Frank Lampard’s decision to revert to a back three was vindicated in spades against Tottenham on Sunday when his side kept their first clean sheet away from home in the league so far this season,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Two more goals for Danny Ings in Saints impressive 3-1 win at Villa Park at the weekend and the striker has now equalled his personal best (11) in a Premier League season – before Christmas!
“Chelsea’s new-look defence will have to keep a close eye on the in-form striker, but I feel the Blues will edge a lively, entertaining clash.”
Owen’s prediction: Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals