Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC

Chelsea visits Southampton on Sunday in a renewal of a series that has been extremely lopsided lately. Saints have won only two of their last 20 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (D6, L12) and are winless in their last seven. Meanwhile the St. Mary’s Stadium has been a great place to go for Chelsea, as the west London side have won on nine of their 12 (D2, L1) that they have played there.

On Sunday, the Blues will look to win their fifth in a row in at the venue. The match comes right before another international break, a period that will see the first ever England call-up for Blues defender Fikayo Tomori.

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Chelsea at Southampton Team News: Kante, Pulisic, Rudiger, McCarthy

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Chelsea FC head to struggling Southampton on Sunday in a Premier League fixture that precedes the second international break of the season. The Blues are coming off a 2-1 victory, exactly as we predicted, over Lille in midweek Champions League competition.

Chelsea are really starting to show signs of coming together under young manager Frank Lampard’s master plans of highlighting his youth players. The plan doesn’t include £54 million 21-year-old winger Christian Pulisic however. The American who was acquired from Borussia Dortmund was left out entirely of the UCL squad, after having been benched in three of the previous four.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Having lost two of their last three and sitting seventh place in the table, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino knows it’s circle the wagons time. Spurs crashed out of the EFL Cup in midweek and their Champions League campaign got off to a suboptimal start.

With that in mind, the bookies have Pochettino as the favorite in their next Premier League manager to get sacked category. Poch says the situation is not as bad as it may seem though.

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Tottenham vs Southampton Team News: Lo Celso, Sessegnon, McCarthy, Djenepo

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Across all competitions, Tottenham Hotspur have won just twice in seven tries. Their 2019-20 resume now includes a crash out of the League Cup in their very first match of the competition, a third round loss to minnows Colchester United on Tuesday night.

Afterward Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said that criticism of his team is deserving, and it’s very hard to disagree with that statement.

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Liverpool vs Arsenal, Man United vs Chelsea Headline EFL Cup Draws

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The next round of EFL Cup matches will be played the week of Oct. 28, and there are indeed a couple of ties that jump out at you in there. The round of 16 will feature plenty of lower tier sides as a few Premier League clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, crashed out of the competition’s third round.

Looking ahead to the round of 16, you have two all-big six clashes to mark on your calendars- Manchester United versus Chelsea and Liverpool vs Arsenal. Chelsea absolutely dominated their competition in the third round while United were fortunate to barely squeak by.

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Manchester United Starting XI Prediction at Southampton FC

Anthony Martial who has two goals in three games thus far for Manchester United this season, suffered a muscular injury in his left thigh during the home loss to Crystal Palace last weekend. The Frenchman now faces a race against time to be fit for the final Premier League clash before the first international break, Saturday at Southampton FC.

If Martial can’t go, and Alexis Sanchez finalizing his move to Inter Milan, options could be limited in attack, and thus creativity will be required by manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer for his selection in the final third.

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Man United at Southampton Team News: Martial, Shaw, Dalot, McQueen, Redmond

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Manchester United head to the south coast to take on a surprisingly in-form Southampton side in what will be the very first match of the final Premier League weekend ahead of the international break.

Saints have not beaten United at the St. Mary’s since 2003, but they do get the Red Devils at a time when the Old Trafford outfit is licking their wounds. Of course, they have their own issues when it comes to the team fitness situation. They will still be without long-term absentee Sam McQueen (ACL), as well as a trio of attackers.

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Manchester United Draw Rochdale in League Cup 3rd Round

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Today is the day we found out who the big boys/traditional top six finishers/teams from England participating in the European competition will play when they begin their 2019-20 League Cup campaign. The League Cup, also known as the EFL Cup or the Carabao Cup does not seed for the first two rounds, and it isn’t until the third round that we see typically see the proverbial big six get involved.

Below you will find Wednesday’s draw in full. Holders Manchester City will take on Preston North End while Manchester United takes on Rochdale. Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest could be an interesting clash while Watford vs. Swansea City, on paper at least, could be a very competitive affair.

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Can Any Team Really Challenge Manchester City In The Premier League?

By John O’Leary

We’ve had the first couple sets of Premier League fixtures now and after a convincing 5-0 win in their opening game, Manchester City see their odds to win the league at 2/5. Even a draw against Spurs in their second game didn’t really make a dent in the odds.

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Arsenal Top the Ticket Demand Table After Opening Weekend

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By Gilad Zilberman, CEO at SeatPick 

“Arsenal, we’re on your side” is the anthem sung by club supporters, and it’s backed up ticket market figures as well. Certainly so after week one of the 2019-20 Premier League season. With the first round of fixtures now in the books, demand for tickets is already outstripping supply, and this can best be observed via the various secondary ticket marketplaces online.

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Leading Contenders for Premier League Relegation This Season

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By John O’Leary

Unless the likes of Leicester, Everton or even Wolves get their act together, there is little chance that the ‘big six’ are going to be disturbed at the top of the Premier League this season.

However, at the bottom of the Premier League table, things are looking much more interesting. Newly promoted clubs like Aston Villa, Sheffield United and Norwich City will find it tough to play against top-flight sides.

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Man United Transfer Talk: Sean Longstaff, Mario Lemina, Louie Barry

We’re still waiting for all that hype that entered this summer transfer window at Manchester United to actually be realized, but at least they have signed two new players, which is more that what many teams have done.

Hopefully, there will be more signings to talk about between now and when the season starts. United are currently on their preseason tour in Australia, with their first friendly coming on Saturday. With all this in mind, here are some of the top trending transfer narratives in the Manchester United online community today.

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