Chelsea will return to Premier League action this Saturday when they travel to Southampton to face the struggling Saints.
The Blues’ recent performances have been truly awful, and Saturday’s game against The Saints is a must-win for Tuchel’s men. However, this game appears to have the potential to cost Chelsea crucial points, as Southampton will be desperate to end their losing streak in this meeting. Examine the two teams’ performance in their last three games;
With that said, here is my preferred Chelsea lineup with five expected chances to get the Blues back to winning ways;
Following his poor performances against Brentford and Real Madrid, Edouard Mendy is expected to be on the bench, while Kepa returns to the starting XI.
Mendy Should be given time to rest and regain concentration ahead of the visit to Spain
Trevoh Chalobah is expected to return to the starting lineup ahead of Christensen, where he will be paired with Silva and Antonio Rudiger.
Chelsea’s right wing-back Alonso is expected to return to the starting lineup for this game, while Reece James will continue to play at left wing-back.
For their crucial EPL match, Mateo Kovacic and Ruben Loftus Cheek are expected to start as central midfielders. Kante and Jorginho should start from the bench.
Moroccan winger Hakim Ziyech is expected to return to the starting lineup at the right wing position, while Mount will play on the left wing. Kai Havertz is expected to keep his starting spot as Chelsea’s number 9.