The second half of the 2022/23 season is properly underway, and Gameweek 24 starts withinside the Premier League on Saturday with the conflict among Aston Villa and Aston Villa at Villa Park. The motion at the day will hold at Stamford Bridge, in which Chelsea and Southampton will face off.
Chelsea vs Southampton EPL Week 24
Chelsea may ought to write off the 2022/23 season the manner matters are progressing. Todd Boehly has splashed the coins withinside the switch market, however the outcomes have now no longer been forthcoming. And the Blues have received simply one in every of their closing 9 video games throughout all competitions. Their maximum latest day out noticed the west Londoners lose 1-zero to Borussia Dortmund.
Blues had scored 5 dreams withinside the closing 14 suits in all competitions, and that they have scored 23 dreams in 22 Premier League suits this season. Chelsea are going into the sport because the tenth group withinside the Premier League towards Southampton.
Despite Raheem Sterling beginning the scoring in August, The Saints did win the opposite fixture 2-1 (Thomas Tuchel
s very last league defeat), however they're now beneathneath their 1/3 supervisor of the campaign, first group train Ruben Selles quickly stepping in for Nathan Jones, who become sacked after Saturdays domestic loss to 10-guy Wolves.
- Competition: Premier League
- Week: 24
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge
- Temp: 13°C
- Referee: David Coote
- Linesman: Tim Wood
- Linesman: Tim Wood
- 4th Official: Darren Bond
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Chelsea are nonetheless having to manage with out injured quartet N`Golo Kante (thigh), Christian Pulisic (knee), Armando Broja (knee) and Edouard Mendy (finger), even as Raheem Sterling (knee) and Ben Chilwell (knock) are each dubious.
Mateo Kovacic, Wesley Fofana and Denis Zakaria all recovered from harm to function withinside the matchday squad towards Dortmund and the trio might be in rivalry to begin towards Southampton.
Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and David Datro Fofana, who have been all ineligible in midweek after being disregarded of the Champions League squad, are all to be had for choice on Saturday, with the previous predicted to update Kalidou Koulibaly at centre-lower back.
Madueke, meanwhile, should begin at the right-flank on the cost of Hakim Ziyech, becoming a member of Joao Felix, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Kai Havertz in attack.
As for Southampton, Valentino Livramento (knee) and Juan Larios (hamstring) each continue to be sidelined, even as Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring) and Che Adams (unspecified) are each dubious and might be assessed in advance of kickoff.
Mislav Orsic, Duje Caleta-Car, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ibrahima Diallo and Armel Bella-Kotchap will all be hoping to go back this weekend after being disregarded of the matchday squad towards Wolves for tactical reasons.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles become unexpected used withinside the lower back 3 ultimate weekend, however both Caleta-Car, Bella-Kotchap or Lyanco will possibly update the Arsenal loanee, even as Bednarek and Mohammed Salisu are set to maintain their locations withinside the first XI.
Club-report signing Kamaldeen Sulemana confirmed glimpses of his great towards Wolves and he’s predicted to retain in attack, even as fellow January addition Paul Onuachu might be hoping to maintain his beginning region in advance of Adam Armstrong.
Chelsea expected starting lineup: Arrizabalaga; James, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez; Madueke, Felix, Mudryk; Havertz
Southampton expected starting lineup: Bazunu; Caleta-Car, Bednarek, Salisu; Walker-Peters, Lavia, Ward-Prowse, Alcaraz, Perraud; Sulemana, Onuachu