Match Pack: Saints vs Chelsea

By SFC Media time Mon 29 Aug Saints vs Chelsea

Southampton take on Chelsea under the lights at St Mary’s for the first time this season in the Premier League. This and more in today’s Match Pack, in association with eToro …

THE MATCH

Saints vs Chelsea
Premier League
St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 30th August 7.45pm BST

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Graham Scott
VAR: Michael Salisbury
Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?

Saints will be wearing their white and red home shirt with black shorts.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side will be looking to bounce back from a difficult defeat to Manchester United on the weekend.

While Saints put on a resilient display in front of a packed-out St Mary’s, Bruno Fernandes’ second-half goal was enough to secure victory for the Manchester outfit.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Armel Bella-Kotchap of Southampton shoots over the bar during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Manchester United at St. Mary's Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Armel Bella-Kotchap gets a foot to the ball in a battle with Manchester United's Christian Eriksen [Photo: Matt Watson]

Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory over Leicester City last time out, an impressive feat considering they were down to ten men before the half-hour mark.

A Raheem Sterling brace ensured all three points for the West London side, who have had a varied start to the 2022/23 season.

TEAM NEWS

Positive news for Saints, who have no fresh injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s showdown.

While Kalidou Koulibaly returns from his suspension, Conor Gallagher will serve his one-match suspension after picking up two yellow cards against Leicester City for the visitors. 

THE MANAGERS

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “We need to have the same effort, same performance and then hopefully a different result. [Chelsea] are a great team. We all know what quality they have.”

Thomas Tuchel: "I saw a very strong Southampton side, they had a huge turnaround in Leicester. What you can always expect is a physical game, a high intensity game."

ONES TO WATCH


Joe Aribo: Displaying some silky footwork against United on the weekend, Joe Aribo will be looking to add to his Saints tally when Chelsea visit St Mary’s.

Joe Aribo
Attack stats
goalGoals
1
Total shots
4
Shots on target
4
Conversion rate
25%
Mins per goal
319
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Mason Mount: The England international has been involved in five goals in his four Premier League starts against Saints, with the 23-year-old a key figure in Tuchel's side. 

TOP PERFORMERS
2021/22 statistics inclusive of all competitions

Southampton:

Goals:

James Ward-Prowse 11
Armando Broja 9
Elyounoussi, Adams 8

Assists:
James Ward-Prowse 8
Nathan Redmond 6
Elyounoussi, Walker-Peters 4

Chelsea

Goals:

Romelu Lukaku 15
Kai Havertz 15
Mason Mount 13

Assists:
Mason Mount 16
Reece James 10
Ziyech, Alonso

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 111
Saints: 31
Draws: 31
Chelsea: 49

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

April 2022: Saints 0-6 Chelsea
October 2021: Chelsea 1-1 Saints (Adams)
October 2021: Chelsea 3-1 Saints (Ward-Prowse)
February 2021: Saints 1-1 Chelsea (Minamino)
October 2020: Chelsea 3-3 Saints (Ings, Adams, Vestergaard)

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