Southampton play Chelsea in the Premier League 2022-23 at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton on Wednesday, August 31. The match will start at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

A 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in their last Premier League match saw Southampton slip into 13th on the points table with four points. The Saints were resilient defensively against Man United but lacked cohesion going forward. They have failed to keep a clean sheet so far in the 2022-23 Premier League season. Valentino Livramento remains unavailable for the Saints due to an injury he suffered in April 2022.

On the other hand, 10-man Chelsea pulled off a brilliant performance at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League match to win 2-1 against Leicester City. Raheem Sterling scored both the goals for the Blues, while Conor Gallagher was sent off in the first half after he received two yellow cards. With two wins in four matches, the Blues are currently sixth on the points table this season with seven points.

Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 odds

Parimatch odds: Southampton: 5.80, Chelsea: 1.59, Draw: 4.30

Betwinner odds: Southampton: 5.50, Chelsea: 1.56, Draw: 4.32

Betway odds: Southampton: 5.25, Chelsea: 1.60, Draw: 4.20

10CRIC odds: Southampton: 5.37, Chelsea: 1.61, Draw: 4.30

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Southampton vs Chelsea head-to-head

Chelsea have been the superior team in this head-to-head, winning 49 and drawing 31 of the 111 matches between the two clubs in all competitions. Southampton have won the remaining 31 matches.

In the Premier League era, the Blues have won 26, the Saints have nine wins while there have been 11 draws. Chelsea beat Southampton 6-0 at the St. Mary Stadium in their last encounter in this tournament. 

Southampton’s last Premier League win against Chelsea came at Stamford Bridge in 2019 by a 2-0 scoreline, thanks to goals from Nathan Redmond and Michael Obafemi.

Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 squads

Southampton: Alex McCarthy (goalkeeper), Kyle Walker-Peters, Lyanco, Jack Stephens, Oriol Romeu, Joe Aribo, James Ward-Prowse (captain), Adam Armstrong, Che Adams, Nathan Redmond, Willy Caballero (goalkeeper), Romain Perraud, Stuart Armstrong, Sekou Mara, Moussa Djenepo, Valentino Livramento, Mohammed Salisu, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Ibrahima Diallo, Matheusz Lis (goalkeeper), Gavin Bazunu (goalkeeper), Theo Walcott, Jan Bednarek, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Dynel Simeu, Yan Valery, Romeo Lavia.

Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (goalkeeper), Kepa Arrizabalaga (goalkeeper), Marcus Bettinelli (goalkeeper), Kalidou Koulibaly, Trevoh Chalobah, Ethan Ampadu, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Marcos Alonso, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta (captain), Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ross Barkley, Billy Gilmour, Carney Chukwuemeka, Kenedy, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Armando Broja, Michy Batshuayi.

Southampton vs Chelsea probable starting lineups

Southampton: Gavin Bazunu (goalkeeper); Kyle Walker-Peters, Armel Bella-Kotchap, Mohammed Salisu, Moussa Djenepo; James Ward-Prowse (captain), Romeo Lavia; Che Adams, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Adam Armstrong, Sekou Mara.

Chelsea: Edouard Mendy (goalkeeper); Cesar Azpilicueta (captain), Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly; Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella; Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount.

Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 combined fantasy XI

Gavin Bazunu (goalkeeper), Kyle Walker-Peters, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Reece James, James Ward-Prowse, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella, Moussa Djenepo, Raheem Sterling (captain), Mason Mount.

Southampton top picks and players to watch vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 

James Ward-Prowse: The Southampton midfielder has been one of the top free-kick takers in Premier League history, scoring 14 goals to rank second in the all-time statistics, four goals behind David Beckham. Ward-Prowse has made two goal contributions so far in the 2022-23 season. His passing range along with his ability from set-pieces make him a dangerous player against Chelsea, who tend to struggle in defensive set-piece situations.

Sekou Mara: Southampton’s 20-year-old French forward made an assist against Leeds United on his Premier League debut and has looked impressive ever since. Mara scored six goals in the Ligue 1 2021-22 season for Bordeaux before his €20 million move to the Saints this summer.

Chelsea top picks and players to watch vs Southampton Premier League 2022-23

Reece James: The English wing-back has been one of Chelsea’s top players since Thomas Tuchel took over the reins of the club in January 2021. James scored five goals and made nine assists in the Premier League last season and has followed it up with a goal and an assist in four games so far in the 2022-23 season. James netted the match-winning penalty against the Saints in the EFL Cup last season.

Raheem Sterling: The 27-year-old forward opened his account for Chelsea with a brace against Leicester City last time out. Sterling scored 131 goals in 339 matches for Manchester City in 339 matches before a €56.2 million move to the Blues this summer. He has also scored 19 goals in 77 appearances for the English national team.

Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League 2022-23 prediction

Chelsea have a good record in the Premier League against Southampton and the Blues have a better quality of players as compared to the Saints. The visitors are tipped to beat the hosts at the St. Mary’s Stadium in this encounter.

Southampton’s last win against Chelsea was three years ago and have since then suffered three defeats to the Blues in all competitions. The Saints were competitive against Manchester United in their last Premier League game this season, however, they will find Chelsea very difficult to contain.