Coming from a comfortable 2-0 over Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Chelsea are more confident going into this game on Boxing day.
Willian double in the first half ensured Chelsea defeated their former manager Jose Mourinho, who also lost to his former player at Chelsea. No one saw it coming, but it took more courage and focus for Chelsea to beat Spurs.
Chelsea are fourth on the Premier League table going into the boxing day clash with Southampton. The Saints on other hand sit 17th despite beating Aston Villa at Villa Park.
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Mateo Kovacic picked up a yellow card in the game against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and will miss the game due to accumulated yellow cards. Ruben Loftus-Cheek sit out of the matchday squad due to Achilles tendon while Van Ginkel also misses the due to a knee injury.
Azpiliqueta (Thigh injury)
Djenepo ( Thigh) Valery.
The key players to watch
Bourges William was on a double in the Derby win over Tottenham Hotspur last week. Willian’s form latesly has further helped Chelsea in the attack, although the team still needs some re-enforcement which they could work on in the coming transfer window.
Carrying the team on his shoulders, Ings has been involved in most Southampton goals and he always scored first in Southampton’s last five Premier League away matches.