EPL: CFC vs SaintsFC

Chelsea host Southampton to Stamford Bridge when Premier League football returns after the international break. There is only 1 point difference between the 2 teams after 4 matches of the season, and both teams entered this match with victory in the previous round.

It was a surprising start to the season for Chelsea, which are seventh on the standings with seven points - five points ahead of top team Everton. Frank Lampard will feel a lot better about his team's chances after a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace before the international break when the trio Ben Chilwell, Kurt Zouma and Jorginho (twice) are on the board. number. 4 goals in a single game is always welcome, but in their debut since their 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion, it was a clean sheet that made Lampard the most pleased with the release. New deal Edouard Mendy brings. However, he was a suspect for this match after getting injured on international duty with Senegal, which meant a quick recall for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The Saints won at Stamford Bridge last season - their only win in their last 9 away encounters against Chelsea - and are now able to win their away head-to-head matches against Chelsea for the first time since March 1985. consecutive wins to zero before the international break showed they had the means to do exactly that, with wins over Burnley and West Brom beating out Southampton after a false start. Since January 2016, The Saints have won three consecutive Premier League games without conceding, and doing so would be the perfect response to their 5-2 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur. last month. Ralph Hasenhuttl's team has currently won 6 and lost only 2 of the last 11 matches, and especially last season, they have built a reputation as an away specialist. Indeed, opening day loss to Crystal Palace was the only away defeat in the Premier League since February, so if Chelsea kept a close eye on their Champions League opening match against Sevilla on Wednesday a surprise would have. could happen. 

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