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PREVIEW: Chelsea - Southampton team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton visit Chelsea in game five of the Premier League season.

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HOW TO WATCH, STREAM CHELSEA VS SOUTHAMPTON AND PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 17/10/2020, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 7:00 PT (USA)

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK

How to watch How to watch Chelsea vs Southampton on TV

UK: BT Sport Box Office

USA: NBCSN

Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. See below for more information.

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How to legally stream Chelsea vs Southampton online

UK: BT Sport Box Office

USA: NBC Sports, Fubo.TV (Watch EVERY Southampton game in the USA with a high-quality and legal stream, click here to sign up for a free Fubo.TV trial and benefit from a discount for new members)

Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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SOUTHAMPTON INJURY UPDATE: The latest Saints team news here

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Chelsea vs Southampton team and injury news

Premier League football returns this weekend and Southampton visit Chelsea in the second Saturday game to resume the domestic calendar.

Southampton are coming off two wins on the bounce against Burnley and West Bromwich Albion. Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl will be hoping to continue this run of form against Chelsea despite an international break.

In terms of team news, Hasenhuttl has confirmed that he will be missing three players.

New signing Mohammed Salisu is still ruled out - the defender has yet to feature for Southampton since signing from Real Valladolid in the summer.

Moussa Djenepo is also unavailable after picking up a hamstring injury in Saints’ aforementioned 2-0 win over West Brom.

Meanwhile, Stuart Armstrong is back in training but won’t be considered to play after he tested positive for COVID-19 while on international duty with Scotland last week.

New Saints signings Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo are in contention to play for their new club.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are returning to action off a big 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The Blues could be set to hand a debut to summer signing Hakim Ziyech, while fellow forward Christian Pulisic is expected to feature.

However, three of Chelsea’s new transfers are fitness doubts for the game. Ben Chilwell was forced to withdraw from the England squad with an undisclosed injury.

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy is definitely out of the match after injuring his thigh while away with Senegal last week.

Lastly, Brazilian defender Thiago Silva is expected to be rested.


Chelsea vs. Southampton pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Chelsea lost 2-0 at home to Southampton last season but have won seven of the past nine league meetings (D1, L1).
  • Southampton could record back-to-back away league wins against the Blues for the first time since 1985.

Chelsea

  • Chelsea have not conceded a Premier League home goal against a side from outside the established top six since losing 2-0 to Southampton last December.
  • The Blues have won seven of their past eight league games at Stamford Bridge, scoring 18 goals in total and conceding just four.
  • They could keep a clean sheet in consecutive top-flight matches for the first time under Frank Lampard.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored seven league goals against Southampton, with each of the last four coming as a substitute - the only player to have scored five Premier League goals against a particular opponent from the bench is Julian Joachim versus Derby.

Southampton

  • Southampton can claim three consecutive league victories for the first time since winning their final four games of the 2015-16 season under Ronald Koeman.
  • They could also record three successive top-flight clean sheets, a feat they last achieved between September and October 2016.
  • Saints have collected 20 points away from home in 2020 - only Liverpool have fared better.
  • Danny Ings has scored 13 Premier League goals in 2020, a tally exceeded only by Mohamed Salah.

All stats come via BBC Sport.


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