CHE Vs SOU Fantasy Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Chelsea yet to find their right balance with the side still trying to fit in the bevy of new signings.

The opening exchanges of the new season have by no means unfolded in the style Chelsea would have wanted. With just two wins from four matches along with being sent packing out of the Carabao Cup, the London based side is struggling to settle into its groove.

While the club has still to unveil the full brunt of its new signings with injuries pushing back the likes of Pulisic, Ziyech and Chilwell from stepping out in the middle, the identity of the squad hardly justifies the side’s showings. The biggest perplexing issue has been the side’s form defensively with absolutely nothing changing from last season.

Its seen question marks been raised at Lampard who in over a season at the club has failed to address the defensive issues bogging the side down. Its what made the side’s 4-0 win against Crystal Palace all the more pleasant with the side managing to pull off its first cleansheet of the season in it.

CHE Vs SOU Fantasy Probable Winner

However, what can’t be disguised is that Chelsea were largely untroubled by Crystal Palace in that contest. With Southampton a way more well versed attacking setup and both Mendy and Chilwell set to miss out today, Chelsea will be once again put to the sword defensively.

What works in their favour is the attacking side of the game. With Pulisic back and the side piling on four the last time around, we envisage the hosts doing more than enough to win this one as well.

Probable Playing 11

Team News

  • An injury continues to keep Billy out of action for Chelsea.
  • Djenepo will be out of action owing to his ongoing injury.

Chelsea

Kepa, Cesar, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Pulisic, Havertz, Werner

Southampton

McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand, Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Djenepo, Adams, Ings

Match Details

Premier League 2019-20

Match: Chelsea Vs Southampton

Date And Time: 17th October, Saturday- 7:30pm IST

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Television: Star Sports Select 2/HD

Top Goal Scorer

Chelsea

Southampton

Bygone Encounter

Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace: 4-0

Southampton Vs Crystal Palace: 2-0

Goal-Keeper

Southampton’s Alex McCarthy will be inducted into our side as the goal-keeper for today’s contest. He’s pulled off two cleansheets on the spin for the club, results which have seen the side pull off its first two wins of the season.

Defenders

For all of Chelsea’s defensive issues, if there’s any side who is going to register a cleansheet today, its them. The hosts are clearly more well equipped in defence and having tasted their first cleansheet the last time around, the team will be looking to draw confidence from that showing.

It sees us opt for a trio of picks from the side, one comprising of Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma.

Midfielders

From being potentially dispatched by Chelsea to currently sitting as their top scorer, Jorginho has been quick to earn his way back into favour. And with Kante nursing an injury, he’s set to be deployed by the club once again to see him be a must have pick for us.

Mason Mount was in sensational form for England earlier, yet another display which he’s become way too accustomed to now. Kai Havertz completes the trio of picks from the side given the goal and assist he pulled off for Germany in the UNL.

Southampton on the other hand will see us reign in Oriel Romeu given the one assist he’s pulled off with James ward-Prowse joining up with him.

Strikers

Timo Werner is yet to open his account in the Premier League but with him set to revert to the striking role today, this can easily be the encounter for him to break that rut. He scored and assist for Germany against Sweden, a solid showing which makes him a must have pick.

Top scoring for Southampton with three strikes to his name, Danny Ings will represent the club for the tie.

Captain And Vice-Captain

Werner’s searing pace will cause Southampton massive problems to see him be our captain while Havertz is the vice-captain.

Fantasy Team

Alex, Cesar, Zouma, Silva, James, Romeu, Mount, Jorginho, Kai, Werner, Ings

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Fantasy Team Disclaimer

All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.

 

 

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