EFL Cup: Chelsea vs Southampton preview, team news, prediction and tips - Smart Bettors Club
EFL Cup: Chelsea vs Southampton preview, team news, prediction and tips
October 25
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Chelsea will welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge in the EFL Cup fourth round tie on Tuesday. The kick-off is at 20:45 CEST.

Preview

Following their Champions League triumph in the 2020/21 season, Chelsea continue to prove themselves as one of the hot favourites to claim the Premier League crown this season. As things stand now, Thomas Tuchel's men are leading the PL standings with 22 points taken from nine games, including a 7-0 thrashing of Norwich City on Saturday. Now, the Blues will be looking to reach the EFL Cup quarter-finals in a home encounter with rather underperforming Southampton.

As mentioned, it's been a disappointing start to the season for So'ton as Ralph Hasenhuttl's side sit in 16th in the league standings with just eight points. What's more, the Saints have only won once in the league this term and will travel to London on the back of a 2-2 stalemate with Burnley over the weekend.

Team news

N'Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku will all miss Tuesday's encounter for Chelsea due to respective injury woes. Jack Stephens and James Ward-Prowse, meanwhile, will take no part at the Bridge for So'ton through injury and suspesion respectively.

Prediction

In fact, it'll be the second head-to-head meeting between the sides this month as Chelsea destroyed the Saints 3-1 in the PL on October 2. It were Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell and Timo Werner who scored for the Blues back then and even though the German won't be there to strike on Tuesday, the hosts have enough firepower in their squad to make it two out of two against Hasenhuttl's crop this month.

Tip

Chelsea to win and total over 2.5 at 2.21 with 1XBET.


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