Chelsea CHE Chalobah (9'), Werner (84'), Chilwell (89')
3-1 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 7
Oct 2, 2021 KO: 14:00

Chelsea - Southampton

Stamford Bridge London
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Chalobah 9'  
  61' Ward-Prowse (Pen)
Werner 84'  
Chilwell 89'  

Match preview

Mount to return? - How Chelsea could line up against Southampton

Mason Mount has missed a couple of games for Chelsea due to injury but could make his return against Southampton

Chelsea hope to have Mason Mount available again for this weekend's Premier League encounter against Southampton.

The England international has missed the last two games for the Blues due to injury, but Gareth Southgate revealed this week that he has been informed both Mount and Reece James could be available for selection for their club on Saturday.

Mount's absence has coincided with two major losses in a row against Manchester City in the Premier League and Juventus in the Champions League, so Thomas Tuchel will be eager to get him back involved as soon as possible.

James is struggling with an ankle issue but could make it.

Christian Pulisic will likely miss out against Southampton, while N'Golo Kante has tested positive for Covid so is isolating.

Edouard Mendy will start in goal, potentially in front of a back three of Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger, with Thiago Silva dropping to the bench.

Should James not pass a fitness test, it could provide a rare opportunity for Callum Hudson-Odoi to start in the right wing-back spot.

Ben Chilwell could come in for Marcos Alonso on the left after the Spaniard was withdrawn at half-time against Juve.

Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho will again start in the middle.

If Mount returns it will be at the expense of Hakim Ziyech, with Kai Havertz also in behind Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea potential XI v Southampton

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Chelsea
VS
  Average Match Rating  
6.5
  Home  
6.3
6.7
  Away  
5.7
6.6
  Total  
6.0

Match statistics

Chelsea
Statistics
Southampton
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
6
Draws
2
5
Losses
5
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
27
29
Goals Per Game
1.35
1.45
More > 2.5 Goals
6
12
More > 3 Goals
0
7
Scored First in a Match
14
6
Scored Both Halves
4
6
Won More > 1 Goal
6
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
12
29
Did Not Score
4
8
Both Teams Scored
7
10
Kept Clean Sheet
9
4
Won Without Conceding
9
2
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
722
637
Possession
54
52
Passes
539
441
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
14
Shots on Target
4.95
5.26
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.10
Crosses
18
14
Offsides
2.65
2.17
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
14
18
Interceptions
8.30
9.83
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
14
14
Total Shots Conceded
9.50
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.20
4.58
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.13
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
11
Yellow Cards
1.60
1.25
Red Cards
0.10
0.05

Injuries

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  3. Unknown image description
  4. COVID-19 image description
  5. Ankle/Foot Injury image description
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