Chelsea predicted lineup against Southampton: Chelsea’s weekend performance against Leicester City was exhilarating. After Gallagher’s second caution, the Blues were down to 10 men. A red card typically represents a severe disadvantage for a team, but the Blues managed to win the match and earn all three points.
Southampton and Chelsea will square off at Saint Mary’s Stadium tonight. Tuchel’s side will be looking to build on their recent 2-1 victory over the Foxes. Tuchel is still missing players due to injury and suspension, so let’s take a look at the possible lineup for tonight’s game.
Eduard Mendy will start in goal. The Senegalese had a poor showing against Leeds United, but he bounced back with a strong showing against Leicester City. One blunder does not deter him. He’s a fantastic player who learns from his mistakes, which is what a champion does.
Due to his suspension, Koulibally was unable to play in last weekend’s match, and Chalobah took his place. The veteran defender is expected to start alongside Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah. Chalobah returned with a strong performance, and we expect the Cobham graduate to be in the starting lineup today.
Tuchel’s wing-backs have proven to be effective pieces of his system. Chilwel has failed to make an appearance in the last three games. He has been hampered by injuries, but he is now fully fit. Tuchel is expected to start him today on the opposite wing alongside Reece James.
Tuchel will have fewer options in this position with Kante and Kovacic struggling with injuries and Gallagher suspended. Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on the other hand, has been crucial for him. The English sensation will play in central midfield alongside Jorghino.
Sterling is off to a hot start, scoring a brace last weekend. While Havertz and Mount are off to a slow start, the English winger seem to have secured his spot. Tonight, we expect Pulisic to start ahead of Mount. This season, the American has made no starts.