HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHELSEA VS SOUTHAMPTON AND PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:
Date/time: 26/12/2019, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK
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Chelsea vs. Southampton Team and Injury News:
It’s Boxing Day here in the U.K. and that means there is plenty of festive football to consume on this glorious day.
Luckily for those in the British Isles, you can watch EVERY game on Amazon Prime.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton take on Chelsea, who are led by Frank Lampard these days, in today’s 3pm kick-off.
In terms of team news, Southampton will miss pacy winger Moussa Djenepo with a hamstring injury, while the resurgent Shane Long is an injury doubt for the Saints with a knee niggle.
Kevin Danso and Sofiane Boufal could be a set for a return to the first team after overcoming illness and a toe injury respectively.
Chelsea, meanwhile, could see captain Cesar Azpilicueta sit out of the match with a hamstring strain picked up in their win against Tottenham last week. The Spaniard will be assessed with a late fitness test ahead of the game.
Lampard says his team have a “couple of bumps and bruises” ahead of Southampton, but didn’t specify any further potential absentees.
Chelsea vs. Southampton Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):
- Chelsea have won eight of the last nine meetings between the teams, but were held to a goalless draw in the corresponding fixture last season.
- The Blues won 4-1 at St Mary’s earlier this season, scoring three times in the first half.
- Chelsea and Southampton have met four times on Boxing Day, most famously 20 years ago when the Blues became the first Premier League side to name a starting XI without a single British player (in a 2-1 win at The Dell).
- Chelsea have lost four of their last six league games, although they did win at Tottenham on Sunday.
- The Blues could lose consecutive Premier League home fixtures for the first time since 2011.
- They have not led at half-time in any of their last seven home league matches - they have gone on to win three and draw four of those games.
- Chelsea are currently unbeaten in their last 14 Premier League fixtures on Boxing Day (W9, D5), the longest such run without defeat in the Premier League. Their last defeat was back in 2003 against Charlton.
- The Blues are on a club Premier League record run of 68 consecutive matches without a red card.
- Southampton were the only opponents Frank Lampard netted a Premier League goal against for each of West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
- Saints have gone 13 league matches without a clean sheet, the longest current run in the division.
- They could lose more than 10 times after 19 fixtures of a Premier League campaign for the first time since 2001-02.
- Each of Southampton’s last 16 Premier League goals have been scored by English players - excluding own goals, it’s the longest such run in the competition since a 17-goal sequence by QPR in 1996.
- Southampton have played in London eight times on Boxing Day, but have won just once (D4, L3), beating Crystal Palace in 2014.
- Danny Ings has scored in six of Southampton’s last seven Premier League matches. Only Jamie Vardy, with 17 goals, has scored more Premier League goals this season than Danny Ings (11).
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