Chelsea vs Southampton LIVE: Stream, TV channel, team news, kick off time for TODAY’S big Box Office clash – The Sun

CHELSEA re-start their Premier League campaign today against Southampton.

Today's fixture at Stamford Bridge is both teams first match following the international break.

  • Kick-off: 3pm
  • TV/ live stream: BT Sport Box Office
  • Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic, Werner.
  • Southampton XI: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Walcott, Redmond, Ings, Adams

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    5. Chilwell receives the ball just inside the opposition half, he whips in a ball from deep which is met by Pulisic who cannot guide his header on target.

    Chelsea are switching play fast and effectively, it is suiting Chilwell!

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    4. Encouraging start from the Blues, they've had a couple shots on the Southampton goal in the opening minutes.

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    FANTASTIC DOUBLE SAVE!

    2. Chilwell is picked out in space on the edge of the Chelsea area, he drills his shot low towards the bottom right corner but McCarthy saves with a strong hand.

    The ball then falls to Havertz who has an effort saved by the keeper!

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    1. Havertz has his first touch, he intercepts Bertrand's throw and plays it wide to Chilwell on the left.

    Big game for Havertz today, he is yet to score a Premier League goal for Chelsea, same for Werner.

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    1. Vestergaard immediately go long in search of Redmond on the left flank, the ball has too much power on it and it goes out for a Chelsea throw.

    Good little tactic to get themselves up the pitch early on.

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    CHELSEA 0-0 SOUTHAMPTON

    1. Southampton get us underway!

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    PEEEEEEP!

    AND WE'RE OFF!

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    HERE COME THE TEAMS

    Chelsea are making their way out onto the pitch, wearing their blue home kit.

    Southampton follow from a different tunnel in the ground, wearing the white and red.

    Kick-off to follow shortly!

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    PASSING IN STYLE

    Chelsea have made a league-high 81 10+ open play pass sequences in the Premier League this season – however, Southampton have allowed their opponents to make just 11 such sequences this term, fewer than any other side.

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    TEN TO GO

    Just over ten minutes to go until kick-off, let's hope we get an action packed game like we just saw at Goodison Park!

    VAR drama, tackles flying in……… not long to go!

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    LONDON-BOUND

    The Saints are in town.

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    FORTRESS

    Since the start of last season, no side has conceded fewer home Premier League goals than Chelsea (18, excluding the promoted clubs).

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    HOW THEY SHAPE UP

    Chelsea line up with the 4-2-3-1 with Kai Havertz starting in behind Timo Werner, Pulisic also returns to the left hand-side of the attack.

    Southampton lining up with the 4-4-2, Adams and Ings will be key for the visitors.

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    DANGER MAN

    Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud has had a hand in five goals in his last four Premier League games against Southampton (4 goals, 1 assist), while only against Aston Villa and Newcastle (8 each) has he scored more Premier League goals than he has versus Saints (7).

    His last four goals against them have been as a substitute – only Julian Joachim against Derby (5) has scored more goals against a specific opponent from the bench in the competition.

    However, Giroud starts from the bench today.

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    DYNAMIC DUO

    Chelsea new boys Kai Havertz and Timo Werner arrive at Stamford Bridge.

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    SOLID

    Southampton have faced just over seven shots per Premier League game so far this season (29 in four games), fewer than any other side in 2020-21.

    However, only West Ham (1.8) have faced fewer shots on target per game so far this term than Chelsea (3).

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    ONE TO WATCH

    Jorginho has netted three goals in his three Premier League games for Chelsea this season (all from the penalty spot), just one fewer than he scored in 31 appearances last term.

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    SAINTS BENCH

    5 Stephens, 7 Long, 14 Obafemi, 18 Valery, 23 Tella, 27 Diallo, 44 Forster.

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    BLUES BENCH

    9 Abraham, 13 Caballero, 14 Tomori, 18 Giroud, 20 Hudson-Odoi, 22 Ziyech, 24 James.

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    SAINTS STARTING XI

    Theo Walcott starts for the Saints after returning back to St Mary's almost 15 years after he left for Arsenal.

    It looks like a 4-4-2 for Ralph Hasenhuttl.

    1 McCarthy; 2 Walker-Peters, 4 Vestergaard, 35 Bednarek, 3 Bertrand; 6 Romeu, 8 Ward-Prowse (c), 32 Walcott, 11 Redmond; 9 Ings, 10 Adams.

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    CHELSEA STARTING XI

    Ben Chilwell IS fit enough to start for Chelsea today, Hakim Ziyech also makes the bench.

    Kepa goes between the sticks in place of new boy Edouard Mendy and Pulisic returns to the starting 11.

    1 Kepa; 28 Azpilicueta (c), 4 Christensen, 15 Zouma, 21 Chilwell; 5 Jorginho, Kante; 19 Mount, 29 Havertz, 10 Pulisic; 11 Werner.

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    SAINTS ON A ROLL

    Southampton are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since a run of four in May 2016, while Saints last won three in a row without conceding in the competition in January 2016.

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    HOME FORM

    Chelsea have won seven of their last eight Premier League home games (L1), netting 18 goals, conceding four and keeping five clean sheets in that run.

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    BACK-TO-BACK

    Following their 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge last season, Southampton are looking to pick up back-to-back away league victories against Chelsea for the first time since March 1985.

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    HEAD-TO-HEAD

    Chelsea have won seven of their last nine Premier League meetings with Southampton (D1 L1), though they did lose this exact fixture 0-2 last season.

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