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Southampton vs Chelsea, LIVE: Frank Lampard’s side look to bolster top four credentials on the south coast
- Chelsea are looking to prove their top four credentials away at Southampton
- Southampton: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long
- Substitutes: McCarthy, Stephens, Adams, Armstrong, Boufal, Obafemi, Danso
- Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham
- Substitutes: Christensen, Barkley, Caballero, Kovacic, Pulisic, Batshuayi, James
Frank Lampard is looking to gain a crucial away win to boost Chelsea’s top four credentials against Southampton.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have already held Manchester United on their own patch and were unfortunate not to get anything out of the visit of Liverpool.
Chelsea are in good form having beaten LOSC Lille in the Champions League in midweek and will look to build even more momentum on the south coast.
Follow all the action as it happens at St Mary’s right here with Sportsmail’s ADAM SHERGOLD.
Lampard warns his young side of the dangers of complacency
Daniel Matthews: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has warned promising youngsters Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori against complacency following their call up to the England squad – claiming they will ‘suffer’ if they let their standards drop moving forward.
Abraham was recalled to Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Czech Republic next week, while 21-year-old defender Tomori is in the squad for the first time. Midfielders Mason Mount and Ross Barkley are also in Gareth Southgate’s 25.
The call-up is reward for a fine start to the season for both Abraham and Tomori and speaking ahead of Sunday’s clash with Southampton, Lampard revealed they had ‘big smiles on their faces’ at training.
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Callum Hudson-Odoi returned for Chelsea at Southampton with manager Frank Lampard making one change to the team which won 2-1 in Lille on Wednesday.
Reece James dropped to the bench and was joined by Ross Barkley and Christian Pulisic, who missed out completely for the Champions League group game in France.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl recalled Yan Valery and Shane Long for the clash at St Mary’s.
Sofiane Boufal dropped to the bench, but Jannik Vestergaard was not part of the 18, although summer signing Che Adams was listed as a substitute after not featuring in the matchday squad at Tottenham last weekend.
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These were the moments for which brother and sister Reece and Lauren spent night after night in the garden with their father Nigel, a former professional turned coach, developing and honing their skills from as young as four so that, one day, he might see his children perform on the biggest stage.
Well, it was all worth it.
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Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Mount, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham
Substitutes: Christensen, Barkley, Caballero, Kovacic, Pulisic, Batshuayi, James
Southampton: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Ings, Long
Substitutes: McCarthy, Stephens, Adams, Armstrong, Boufal, Obafemi, Danso
We will bring you the confirmed team line-ups in about five minutes’ time.
Southampton have won only two of their last 20 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W2 D6 L12) and are winless in the last seven (W0 D1 L6).
Chelsea have won nine of their 12 away visits to St. Mary’s Stadium against Southampton in all competitions (W9 D2 L1), including each of the last four in a row.
Chelsea have scored at least once in each of their last 15 away games against Southampton in all competitions (33 goals in total), last failing to find the net in a 0-1 loss in December 1997.
Southampton have won just one point at home in the Premier League so far this season, compared to six away from home – the smallest proportion of home points won so far this term (14 per cent).
Southampton have found the net in each of their last 17 home Premier League games, last having a longer run in the top-flight between April 1980-December 1981 (31 games). However, Saints have only kept one clean sheet in the current run of 17.
Only Watford (33) have conceded more Premier League away goals in 2019 than Chelsea (27). However, the Blues have won their last two on the road despite conceding twice each time.
After English players had scored their first 11 Premier League goals this season, Chelsea’s last three have been netted by a Frenchman, an Italian and a Brazilian.
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Lampard keen to pass Dad’s advice to his young charges
Daniel Matthews: Frank Lampard wants to use the lessons his father taught him as a kid to help Chelsea’s young guns reach the very top.
Lampard has put his faith in youth since taking over, with Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and his ‘project’ Fikayo Tomori all earning spots in the England squad following impressive displays for their club.
Reece James and the returning Callum Hudson-Odoi have also been called up to the Under-21 squad after Chelsea’s transfer ban opened the door to a raft of academy graduates
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Brighton and Hove Albion 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0
Burnley 1 Everton 0
Liverpool 2 Leicester City 1
Norwich City 1 Aston Villa 5
Watford 0 Sheffield United 0
West Ham United 1 Crystal Palace 2
Arsenal vs Bournemouth (2pm)
Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (2pm)
Southampton vs Chelsea (2pm)
Newcastle United vs Manchester United (4.30pm)
It’s another packed afternoon of Premier League football with four of last season’s top six in action over the next few hours.
We will be focusing on Chelsea, who are starting to make progress under Frank Lampard and will wish to provide another assertion of their top four credentials as they visit Southampton.
Wins over Brighton and Lille this week have offered more positive evidence that Lampard’s young side can compete at home and abroad this season.
Southampton find themselves perched just above the drop zone but have already held Manchester United at home this season and were unfortunate to lose at St Mary’s to Liverpool.
They’ll certainly make it difficult for the Blues today and you can follow all the action from this 2pm kick-off with me here.
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