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

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton host Chelsea in game 31 of the 2021-22 Premier League season

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

Date/time: 9/4/2022, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton, UK

How to watch Southampton vs Chelsea on TV

UK: No broadcast

USA: USA Netowrk

Canada: Streaming only on 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.

How to legally stream Southampton vs Chelsea online

UK: No broadcast

USA: USA Network

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

Saints welcome last season’s European champions Chelsea to St Mary’s this afternoon and are looking to build off their 1-1 draw away at Leeds United which snapped a three-game losing run.

Chelsea, on the other hand, have endured a tough week. They were comprehensively beaten by fellow West Londoners Brentford last weekend, before losing in the first leg of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid midweek.

In terms of team news, Saints have a bit of a problem in Armando Broja being unavailable. The Southampton top goalscorer is unable to play against his parent club Chelsea while he’s on loan at Saints.

Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is said to be nearing a return to full fitness following his hamstring injury, though Shane Long is currently suffering from an ankle problem.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel hinted that the Blues may be without Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech as they have “little problems.” They’re due to undergo late fitness tests.

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell will definitely miss out. The former has back and Achilles injuries, while the latter is a long-term absentee.


Southampton vs Chelsea pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Southampton have one win from their last 12 Premier League games with Chelsea (D3 L8).
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in eight trips to St Mary’s and have lost just once there in 13 Premier League visits (W9, D3).
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl has one win from his six league meetings with Thomas Tuchel (D1, L4), a 1-0 Bundesliga victory for RB Leipzig against Borussia Dortmund in September 2016.

Southampton

  • Southampton have lost two consecutive league matches at home - they had previously lost just two of their last 18 at St Mary’s (W8, D8).
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have scored in their previous 12 Premier League home games.
  • The Saints have kept just two clean sheets in their last 19 top-flight matches, conceding 34 goals in that run.
  • Southampton are seeking their 100th Premier League win at St. Mary’s.
  • Mohammed Salisu has made 68 interceptions in the Premier League this season, 12 more than any other defender.

Chelsea

  • Chelsea could lose three successive matches in a single season for the first time since October 2002 under Claudio Ranieri.
  • The Blues have won 16 top-flight away games since Thomas Tuchel took charge in February 2021 - only Manchester City have more wins on the road in that time with 21.
  • Chelsea have conceded seven times in two games after letting in four goals in their nine previous matches in all competitions.
  • Kai Havertz has netted eight goals in his last 12 games for club and country.

Stats via BBC Sport