Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction: Premier League Match on 02.10.2021
Chelsea will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday, after losing their unbeaten start to the campaign against Manchester City. Southampton will also be hoping for a win, which would be their first of the 2021-22 season.
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Chelsea were brought crashing back down to earth last weekend, as they were handed defeat for the first time this season by Manchester City. In truth, the result of that fixture never looked in doubt, as City had a number of chances towards the end of the match to put the game out of sight. Thomas Tuchel’s side created very little throughout the fixture, as City dominated the play and restricted Chelsea to zero shots on target. It was a lesson for the Blues that despite being one of the early favourites for the title, City aren’t about to hand over the Premier League title without a fight this season. However, huge pluses can be taken from the early weeks of the season, as Chelsea do look like credible contenders this season. Four wins from six does illustrate a strong start to the season, but this fixture against Southampton is certainly one that they should be taking maximum points.
The wait for a first league win of the season for Southampton continues, as they are one of five teams yet to pick up a victory this term. They have picked up four points to date though, with all points coming in the draws that they have earned. The Saints have also lost on two occasions, which includes the defeat that they suffered against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. Southampton may have considered themselves unlucky not to have taken a point from that fixture, but they can’t wait too much longer to get a first win.
Chelsea vs Southampton Head to Head
The Saints have been in decent form against Chelsea in recent meetings, as they haven’t lost in their last three. That record also extends to their trips to Stamford Bridge, as they have collected 19 points from 22 games at Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Southampton Prediction
Southampton have been a bogey side for Chelsea in recent years, and they would certainly come into this fixture with confidence having earned a point at Manchester City just a couple of weeks ago. It could be a nervy afternoon at Stamford Bridge, but it’s still hard to look past the Blues.
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