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

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton welcome Chelsea in game 24 of the Premier League season

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

Date/time: 20/2/2021, 12:30 (UK), 07:30 ET, 04:30 PT (USA)

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

How to watch Southampton vs Chelsea on TV

UK: BT Sport

USA: NBCSN

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

Check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

How to legally stream Southampton vs Chelsea online

UK: BT Sport

USA: NBCSN, 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)

Check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

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Southampton vs. Chelsea team news

Southampton are seeking to overcome their turgid run of form against a Chelsea side that has looked rejuvenated under guidance of new manager Thomas Tuchel.

Saints will have to do it the hard way as head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl continues to have a series of key players unavailable for selection.

Full-back Kyle Walker-Peters, one of Southampton’s most important players so far this season, is out with a hamstring injury. It’s expected that Walker-Peters will miss the rest of February due to his muscle problem picked up against Wolves last weekend.

Theo Walcott and Ibrahima Diallo are the other key men out with injury, while squad players like Will Smallbone, Michael Obafemi and Nathan Tella will miss out.

Chelsea have a hectic football schedule on the horizon so it’s thought there will be an element of team rotation required and that could start today.

Striker Tammy Abraham sustained an ankle injury against Newcastle last weekend, but he is thought to be available this afternoon.

Blues midfielder Kai Havertz is also expected to feature today after recovering from his own knock.

However, Thiago Silva and Christian Pulisic are confirmed absentees for today’s fixture.


Southampton vs Chelsea pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Chelsea are on a run of five successive Premier League victories away to Southampton.
  • Saints have won only one of the past 11 meetings in all competitions, drawing two and losing eight.

Southampton

  • Southampton have lost six consecutive league matches for the first time in their history.
  • Saints have conceded 20 goals in their seven Premier League fixtures this year, having let in just 19 in their 16 matches in 2020.
  • They have dropped a league-high 16 points from winning positions this season.
  • Danny Ings is one of only four players to score 30 Premier League goals since the start of last season.
  • Oriol Romeu’s next Premier League appearance will be his 200th in the competition.

Chelsea

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their six matches in all competitions since Thomas Tuchel took over, winning five of them and conceding just once.
  • Tuchel could become the first Chelsea head coach since Carlo Ancelotti in 2009 to win his first three Premier League away games.
  • Only Manchester City and Aston Villa have kept more league clean sheets than Chelsea’s 11 this season.
  • Their 87% passing accuracy is the highest in the top flight.
  • Timo Werner has been directly involved in more Premier League goals than any other Chelsea player this season, with five goals and five assists.

Stats via BBC Sport


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