Confirmed Teams: Chelsea vs Southampton | Premier League
Chelsea face Southampton in the Premier League and the confirmed team news is in from Stamford Bridge.
Graham Potter‘s side are looking to extend their unbeaten run in the league to five games, but are hoping to clinch their first win in four after three consecutive draws.
Three points from a possible nine sees Chelsea down in 10th and ten points off the top four spots as they eye Champions League qualification, however that is becoming increasingly unlikely following their recent form.
Chelsea have only won two of their last 13 league games and Potter has accepted the criticism over their form which has been partly put down to their lack of quality in the final third.
The 47-year-old said pre-match: “The criticism for us, and the fair criticism, and something we’re looking to improve – is that we haven’t attacked as well as I’d have liked us to. Attacking well means creating chances, sustaining chances, good chances.”
He added: “I’d like us to create more chances, the more you do, then you just back the quality of player at the top end of the pitch. The final third is an area where we can improve and we need to do better.”
Here is the confirmed team news from Stamford Bridge as Chelsea take on Southampton.
Starting XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Koulibaly, Badiashile, Chilwell, Enzo, Kovacic, Madueke, Joao Felix, Mount, D. Fofana
Bench: Bettinelli, Chalobah, W. Fofana, Hall, Gallagher, Zakaria, Mudryk, Sterling, Havertz
Starting XI: Bazunu, Maitland-Niles, Bella-Kotchap, Bednarek, Perraud, Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Elyounoussi, S. Armstrong, Kamaldeen, Onuachu
Bench: Caballero, Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Diallo, Alcaraz, Djenepo, Walcott, Mara, A. Armstrong