Mary C Posted August 30, 2022 Share Posted August 30, 2022 POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS:- SOUTHAMPTON: G | Gavin Bazunu L WB | Carlos Salcedo R WB | Kyle Walker-Peters L CB | Mohammed Salisu R CB | Yann Valery CB | Jan Bednarek C MF | Romeo Lavia, Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse CF | Adam Armstrong, Joe Aribo CHELSEA F.C.: G | Kepa Arrizabalaga CB | Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma L FB | Ben Chilwell R FB | Cesar Azpilicueta C MF | N’Golo Kanté, Mateo Kovacic A MF | Kai Havertz LW | Christian Pulisic RW | Hakin Ziyech S | Timo Werner Following their last bout in April, Southampton is on a mission to exact revenge after their 6-0 defeat by the hands of Chelsea F.C. last season. Now, back at St. Mary’s Stadium at Southampton, the game is to be aired at 2:45 AM (PST), and it’s time for the home team to redeem themselves. Had it been bad luck or blessing, Chelsea’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel, was given a touchline ban for one game, and it gave him a fresh viewpoint in assessing his players in action. Tuchel has been in great need to see improvements from his team, and they’ve been able to deliver. Edouard Mendy made amends for his error from their previous game with Leeds United, and Raheem Sterling was able to score his first two goals playing for Chelsea. Besides that, they’ll be introducing fresh faces soon, and that’s always a marvel. As for their current standing, Chelsea needs to make sure that their 5-point distance from leading team Arsenal doesn’t get any farther than it is now to keep momentum. Scoring four points and ranking 13th on the scoreboard, as far as Southampton is concerned, they have games wherein their performance is superb; the one against Man United, for example, wherein they were genuinely outstanding throughout most of the game, but they’ve been inconsistent enough to still lose. As maybe one or two new players shall enter Southampton, fans and coach Ralph Hasenhüttl are optimistic about their addition. Hopefully, it’s enough to better their trajectory as a supporter would expect. Chelsea won three points over the weekend, and that’s something to mention, but taking their shorter recovery time into account, we expect Southampton to take a share of the fruits of this game in a draw. It’s a draw on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Stadium. Premier League — 2:45 AM (PST), Wednesday, August 31, 2022. St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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