Frank Lampard will seek to build on the biggest victory of his tenure at Chelsea so far during his visit to Southampton the day after Christmas.
A tactical victory over former mentor Jose Mourinho saw Tottenham beaten at home the last time, Willian scoring the two in what turned out to be a comfortable victory.
However, it was only the Blues’ second victory in six and another mistake will cancel the good work done in North London.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team earned a third victory in five with a huge 3-1 away win over relegation rivals Aston Villa in their previous game.
The match takes place the day after Christmas – Thursday, December 26 – with a kickoff at 3 p.m. GMT.
News and team composition
Chelsea: Lampard could keep the same team that played impressively at Tottenham Hotspur stadium, but with the busy Christmas schedule and a trip to Arsenal on Sunday, the Blues head coach can come back to four and refresh the game areas. ‘attack.
Jorginho and Christian Pulisic were left on the Spurs bench and lobbied for inclusion while Cesar Azpilicueta may need to be evaluated after limping carefully although he left the stadium unassisted .
Southampton: Kevin Danso hopes to have overcome a fever to appear on the team of the day, but Moussa Djenepo’s thigh injury is likely to keep him away.
Yan Valery is not expected to return until the New Year.
How we think the parties could line up …
Chelsea: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic.
Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long, Ings
How to broadcast and watch on TV
Each Premier League match in Game Week 19 will be streamed live on Amazon Prime, while there will also be a dedicated goal center for each goal in each match.
Existing and new Prime members can watch on devices using the Prime Video app, on mobile, Fire TV, game consoles, Virgin V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, online and more – and Virgin will display certain matches in 4K. Click here for more details.
Amazon Prime is available for £ 7.99 per month / £ 79 per year, but you can also watch any game for free this week if you start a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime.
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Advice and betting odds
Chelsea win: 1/3
Southampton win: 8/1
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Match Prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Southampton