Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Southampton FC

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Chelsea FC are 2020 summer transfer window champions, but you don’t get any silverware for that! All you get is high expectations for trophies, and that’s exactly what the Blues have right now.

“We want to do well and we know there’s a lot of work to be done to achieve our goals, but unless you give it absolutely everything then that’s not going to happen,” said Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

“I’ve completely engulfed myself in this job and I want to bring success to this club. Coming back to Chelsea and receiving that reception that I did from the fans, you want to bring the supporters that success because they deserve it. So that’s what we are all working towards now.”

Southampton FC at Chelsea FC FYIs

Kickoff: Sat October 17, 3pm BST, Stamford Bridge, London

TV: NBCSN (US) BT Sport Box Office, a pay-per-view service (UK)

Chelsea team news: go to this link

Betting Odds: Chelsea win  8/15  Draw  15/4  Southampton win 11/2

Generally speaking, in broad based terms, it’s Roman Abramovich’s job to bankroll the roster, Marina Granovskaia’s duty is to get the players signed and Lampard’s responsibility is to make the players perform their best and win. The Blues are off to only a pedestrian start on this young season, but they did show a lot of promise in thrashing Crystal Palace 4-0 last time out.

Up next is a home clash against Southampton, where Saints should see summer signing and Ghanian defender Mohamed Salisu make his debut with the club. However, midfielder Stuart Armstrong is out after testing positive for COVID-19. For Chelsea, left back Ben Chilwell (foot) and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy (thigh) are strong doubts while midfielder Billy Gilmour remains a long term injury absentee. Hakim Ziyech should make his Chelsea debut here, having played over a half hour minutes for Morocco during the internationals.

It is very likely he won’t start here, he should feature. Christian Pulisic, who has high ambitions for his club this season, only saw a few minutes of playing time in his season debut against Palace, the very last match before the break. Expect the American to have a bigger role here, but probably not in the first team.

While Kepa Arrizabalaga maintains he’ll try and turn his Stamford Bridge career around, we think he’ll still miss out here and Lampard will select Willy Caballero instead.

willy caballero

Chelsea Starting XI prediction vs Southampton FC

Caballero; James, Zouma, Rudiger, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Pulisic, Havertz, Werner; Abraham

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  1. I against this selection replace alonso with emerson and azplicueta with james and start ziyech instead of odoi even if it is 60 minutes playing ziyech have to start rather than come from bench and also replace caballero with kepa and kovacic instead of jorginho if chelsea want to win the match

  2. YEMYOL FELIX says

    YES AZI INSTEAD OF JAMES

  3. Will, azpi,Emerson,Zuma,Silva,Kante,covasic,pulisic,Kai,ziyech,Werner,

  4. Issa Altawil says

    I against this selection replace Abraham with Werner as stiker and have Christian Pulisic start. ziyech instead of odoi even if it is 60 minutes playing ziyech have to start rather than come from bench and kovacic instead of jorginho if chelsea want to win the match

  5. Pls lampard select correct player for us Azi instead of James ,remove Alonso pls.

  6. They don’t put #10 on the jersey to come off the bench. Liked how you mentioned Pulsic last. come on man, Your European or English eyes need cleaning.

  7. Kepa,
    Kurt, silva, azi, james, kante,jorgin,havertez,
    Pulisic,abrhm, ziyek
    4-3-3 formation

  8. Ayeght Brightics says

    To me i thnk that squad cant even get half apoint if it can also be awarded! So to me, kepa, james, zouma, silva,azip, kante, kovacic, havertz, pulisic werner odoi. Then you can bring in tammy,ziyech and mount, ithink this could be a better selection

  9. All the best to this great team. My blood is BLUE

  10. Michael T. SaaGanavah says

    All the best to this great team. My blood is BLUE

  11. Michael T. SaaGanavah says

    All the best to this great team. My blood is BLUE. All the way Chesea.

  12. I think 4:33 or 3:4:3 can work for the Blues this time, we have plenty of stars ready to do their best around, we want win (WWW)
    All substitutes must given time play they are all vital to our time.

  13. I will preferred kante with Joginho to pear like there combinations before than kante covacic.

  14. Kepa
    James Kurt Silva Alonso
    Kante mount havertz
    Ziyech wener pulisic

  15. Chelsea should use this selection as follows. Kepa, in the Defence.azplicueta,zouma,T.silva,emerson. Middlefield. kante,kovacic,mount, and in the attacking line Pullisic, ziyech, werner. You have to try these please. LAMPARD

  16. Back three of silver azp and zouma,,,then allonso ,Matteo ,kante and James,,. Pulisic , Werner, odoi…

  17. Ayobami David says

    Azi instead of Reece,blues all the way…any formation..we’re still good to go anyway

  18. Caleb Francis says

    it should be like this;Kepa;azpl,silva,zouma,james;jorginho;kante,kovacic;havert,abraham,werner.4-1-2-3

  19. Ivutha Mauta says

    I Think Lampard Should Bring In Kepa, Zouma, Azi. Silva, Kante, Johji, Ki, Odoi, Ziyech, Pulisic And Timo Then Subs: Azi / James Ki/mount Timo/giroud.

  20. kepa
    azpl zouma silva james
    kante jorginho mount
    werner tammy haverts

  21. Meanwhile we are just giving our thoughts but Lampard won’t use these. I prefer the following; kepa,james,kurt,silva,azpi,kante,mateo,kai,hakim,werner and american ninja (pulic’ic)

  22. Thomas Meneabe says

    kepa
    Azplicueta. Silva .zouma. Emerson
    kante jorginho
    ziyech. havertz. pulicic
    Timo

  23. IF CHELSEA WANT TO WIN THE MATH THEN HE SHOULD NOT USE ALONSO

  24. Cabby, zouma, aspli, silva, james, hakeem, kai, kante, odoi, werner, and pulisic

  25. yes they should not play alonso

  26. iam against that if lampard need to win it better to start with keba,james,asplicueta,zouma,silva,kante,pulisic,mount,werner,harverts,ziyech

  27. please, dont start alonso to avoid disaster and also put pulisic instead of abraham use kepa,ziyech should come from bench

  28. Please Lampard should make this selection, kepa, James,silva, zouma chilwell. Kante, kovacic, joginho, pulisic, werner,ziyech.

  29. I WANT FRANK LAMPARD TO USE IT LIKE THIS KEPA.JAMES.SILVA.SUMAR.JAMES KANTE COVACIC KAI PULISIC .ZIYECH TIMO

  30. Kepa, james,zouma,silva,captain, kante,jorginho,pulisic,harvetz,werner,mount .the strongest to us plz

  31. Abraham should be on bench ziyeh and pulisic should start

  32. Kepa,james,zuma,silva,kante,jorgino,pulisic,hervetz,Werner,mount for victory 5-0 my opinion ok

  33. Collins chitere says

    For lampard to have that hope of winning this game,he must play Pulisic and Ziyach on flanks and Werner on attacking infront of Kai

  34. Lampard use kepa,james,chilwel,christensen,silva,kante,joginho,hervatz,pulisic,ziyech and werner

  35. monduze
    Frank use the ff; Kepa, Azi, Alonso, Zouma, Silva, Kante, Ziyeck, Kovacic, Werner, Kai, Pullusic

  36. Mugudo Mumali says

    The best starting line up for chelsea, should be;
    Kepa/ Mendy,
    AZI
    BEN CHIL
    ZOUMA
    SILVA
    KANTE
    JOGINHO
    HAKIM Z. Right wing
    PULISC. Left wing
    WANER . Foward
    HARVERT. 10( Attacking mid)

  37. kepa,azpi,zouma,thiago,kante,kovacic,jorghinho,pulisic,Werner,havertz,nd odoi

  38. it is 4123 kepa james silva zouma chilwell kante, mount and havertz then pulisic werner ziyech

  39. NO, BAD LINE UP STICK WITH NO ONE THEM R JAMES, T SILVA, K ZOUMA, C AZPLICUETA, N KANTE, JORGINHO,K HARVERTZ, C PULUSIC, T WERNER, H ZYIECH

  40. I disagree with that line up because of this reason you can’t start cabaliero living kepa if mendy is not fi, alonso is another problem,cezer is better than james and has experiance odio must also be drop and pulisic should replace abraham should also be drop and werner must be in center with mount in the other wing and he is creative then harkim should replace him at around 60 mins time then we will see aperfect game tommorrow and i think lampard should our post good time

  41. We want atleast atropy this season lampard had agood team but selection is the problem to him emerson in alionso out kepa in harkim in odoi out pulisic in kante in gorghino in kai in werner in silva in kourt in cezer in lampard is ashaming us through his poor selection!

  42. Lmpard do somthng u hve did wrong selection plz put
    Kepa
    Azip
    James
    Zuma
    Silva
    Kante
    Kovavic
    Pulsic
    Waner
    Zyche

  43. Nice/ mine is/ kepa/ azip Silva/ James / zouma kova/ zeich/ Werner/ kai/ mount/ pulisic

  44. Willy
    James. Silva. Zouma. Chillwell.

    Kante. Kovacic

    Pulisic. Havarts. Ziyech

    Werner

  45. Kepa
    James Silva Zouma Chillwell

    Kante Kovacic
    Havetz Ziyech Pulisic

    Werner

  46. Chelsea will have to win if they play with a heart of winning CHELSEA 3:1

  47. Kakanyero moses says

    Kepa
    james,T Silva ,zuma, bencillwell
    kante,kovacic,mount
    hakim,timo werner,pulisic

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