Match: Chelsea vs Southampton
League: English Premier League
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
Chelsea vs Southampton: After consecutive defeats, Chelsea returned with a victory on the last day against Tottenham’s tough clients.
Frank Lampard will be determined to maintain this momentum and extend his stay in the main package.
Southampton, which hasn’t had a good season so far, should definitely be afraid on Thursday.
Driven by two goals from Willian, Chelsea scored a visitor victory on the last day of the game against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. It was an essential game for the Blues, given the streak of two consecutive losses in the PL that were at that time.
Meanwhile, Southampton made full use of his match against a newly promoted team. Against Aston Villa, helped by a Danny Ings brace, the team won a dominant 1-3 victory.
That day, the high hand clearly returned to Chelsea. There are many reasons
Obviously, the first would be the stature of the blues in English and in world football. They are easily one of the best teams in the country and are the usual suspects in each season for the first four places.
Southampton, on the other hand, on its best day, could be seen as a midfielder.
In addition, at the moment, the men of Lampard occupy the fourth place in the table and have a four-point advantage over the next team in the classification. On the contrary, keep in mind that Southampton is suspended above the relegation line by a cable and, above all, conceded the highest number of goals in the entire competition.
A few weeks ago, Southampton was part of an unwanted story, as it suffered the worst defeat for a local team in PL, while Leicester embarrassed them with a score of 0-9. Understand that this week you don’t even have the advantage of home security.
In addition, Southampton has not won any victory in six of its last seven road trips and has not maintained a clean sheet since September.
Continuing, Chelsea has dominated this opponent for almost every two decades in H2O clashes. In fact, the Blues have registered the previous eight consecutive victories and recorded 15 of the previous 17 victories.
The Blues have also lost only once at home since 2002 in an h2h battle, and have kept the sheets clean in the previous three games here.
Finally, keep in mind that Lampard’s men have scored two or more goals against this opponent in seven of their previous nine games, when they have conceded a total goal in the last four games.
Given all these observations, he rightly hopes Chelsea will win an overwhelming victory this Thursday. Remember, they are really eager to post such a victory, as they do everything possible to be consistent by posting points on the board.