In the second match Sunday in the stage number 10 will meet two teams that are currently going through a good shape. Chelsea is in 4th place in the standings after managed to get three wins in a row and ranked 8th Southampton and has 6 points less. Last season was winning both direct confrontation visitors, and before this match ended in a draw.
For these reasons, we believe that Southampton will settle for a point, given that the guests from London are in great shape now, yet we think will do everything possible to achieve victory. I said from the beginning that and Southampton going through a good period, as it comes after a series of three wins and two draws, which led her 8th place in the Premier League, and last week qualified for the quarterfinals of the League Cup after Sunderland eliminated it. On the other hand defeated Sparta Prague in the Europa League, but won the next two matches just one point from a draw against Hapoel Beer Sheva. However, Southampton are still struggling to pass the group stage. Now Chelsea will probably play aggressively, but can not count on Targett, Soares, Long, Piedo, Bertrand and Gardos, because they are injured.
Was eliminated from League Cup last week after failure of 2-1, he suffered in front of West Ham. We do not think it’s a big problem because coach Conte used more reserves in that match. Chelsea triumphed in the previous 3 games in the league and reached the top. He first won in moving from Hull 2-0, then 3-0 at home, in front of Leicester, after which followed a major victory with 4-0 in the derby against Manchester United. This comeback is largely owed coach Conte, who has made several changes in the team tactic. It is possible to see it Willian playing in place of Pedro in dispute Sunday. On the injured list are: Zoume, van Ginkel and Ivanovic.