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 …
Saints vs Chelsea
St Mary’s Stadium
Tuesday 30th August 7.45pm BST
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2021/22 statistics inclusive of all competitions
James Ward-Prowse 11
Armando Broja 9
Elyounoussi, Adams 8
James Ward-Prowse 8
Nathan Redmond 6
Elyounoussi, Walker-Peters 4
Romelu Lukaku 15
Kai Havertz 15
Mason Mount 13
Mason Mount 16
Reece James 10
HEAD TO HEAD
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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