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Southampton vs Chelsea: Premier League preview

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he games come thick and fast in the Premier League and Chelsea are now offered the chance to follow up on a much-needed win over Leicester City with another three points at Southampton.

6-0 winners at St Mary’s Stadium last season, Thomas Tuchel’s side are yet to fully convince, although remain capable of grinding out results when not playing particularly well.

Raheem Sterling opened his account for the club at Stamford Bridge and will be confident of adding to his tally on Tuesday.

If Tuchel can get the most out of the England international, perhaps some the early season doubts can be answered on a more consistent basis.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The Premier League game is scheduled for a 7.45pm kick-off time on Tuesday August 30th, 2022.

St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton will host.

Where to watch Southampton vs Chelsea

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 6.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport App.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Southampton vs Chelsea team news

Southampton have no new injury concerns heading into the game, with former Chelsea player Tino Livramento the only absentee.

For Chelsea, Tuchel has confirmed Kalidou Koulibaly will return to the starting lineup, with Conor Gallagher suspended.

Southampton vs Chelsea prediction

Southampton looked competitive enough against Manchester United, though Chelsea have the experience to punish their young defenders.

Chelsea to win 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Southampton wins: 31

Draws: 31

Chelsea wins: 49

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