Chelsea will likely be trying to hit the bottom operating after the worldwide break, following an inconsistent begin to the brand new season.
Frank Lampard’s workforce host Southampton on Saturday, with each side having gained two of their opening 4 matches within the Premier League this time period.
Extra was anticipated moderately faster of the Blues after they signed the likes of Kai Havertz and Timo Werner this season, however neither has been in a position to present high type within the league simply but.
Saints will hope key striker Danny Ings stays in red-hot type as they search to trigger an upset.
Right here’s every little thing you must know forward of the match.
The sport kicks off at Stamford Bridge at 3pm on Saturday, 17 October.
The match will likely be proven reside on BT Sport Field Workplace on a pay per view foundation.
Pending any late coronavirus assessments ruling gamers out after the worldwide break ends, Chelsea are transferring nearer to having a full squad out there. Billy Gilmour might return inside a month, Timo Werner is near being match and Ben Chilwell ought to get well after sickness.
Edouard Mendy is out, although, however the goalkeeper’s absence is offset by the returns of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech.
Southampton ought to have Mohamed Salisu out there, however Nathan Redmond might miss out. Theo Walcott may very well be concerned, too.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante., Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner
Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Walcott, Redmond, Ings, Adams