After a strong win against Manchester United and a disappointing defeat against West Ham, Antonio Conte will likely have to change the squad back to what worked. This has to happen if Chelsea FC want to keep their good form in the English Premier League going. They have to forget about their poor performance in the EFL cup and move on.
Antonio Conte will likely use the EFL cup tie against West Ham as a guidance tool when selecting the team, meaning the likes of Willian and John Terry are likely to miss out.
This upcoming game against Southampton is definitely a crucial one. If Chelsea manage to grab the three points, and one the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool or Manchester City slip up, then Chelsea will slot into a top three spot. This shows that there’s everything to play for.
Chelsea are the favourites going into this game, with a draw against the two sides seeming unlikely.
So without further ado, here is our starting XI prediction for Chelsea for the upcoming game. Check it out on the next page.