Frank Lampard earned his first clean sheet as Chelsea manager when his side saw off Brighton 2-0 in the last round of fixtures, and victory could take them equal with Leicester and Crystal Palace on points in third place.
The Blues have maintained a perfect record away from home, and will be looking to exploit a Saints side who have suffered back-to-back losses.
|Game||Southampton vs Chelsea|
|Date||Sunday, October 6|
|Time||2pm BST / 9am ET|
|Stream (US)||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
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|US TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||fubo TV (7-day free trial)|
In the UK, the match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. It will be available to stream on Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Premier League||SKY GO Extra|
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||McCarthy, Gunn, Lewis|
|Defenders||Soares, Yoshida, Vestergaard, Stephens, Bertrand, Vokins, Ramsay, Bednarek, Danso, Valery, McQueen|
|Midfielders||Djenepo, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Hojbjerg, Smallbone, Slattery|
|Forwards||Long, Ings, Adams, Obafemi, Redmond, N'Lundulu|
Confirmed Southampton XI : Gunn; Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand; Hojbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse; Redmond, Long, Ings.
|Goalkeepers||Kepa, Caballero, Cumming|
|Defenders||Alonso, Christensen, Azpilicueta, James, Zouma, Tomori|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pulisic, Kenedy, Kovacic, Bakayoko, Mount|
|Forwards||Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Abraham|
Confirmed Chelsea XI : Kepa; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Mount; Willian, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham.
Betting & Match Odds
Chelsea are favourites at 17/20 to register victory at bet365 . A draw is available at odds of 14/5 , while a Southampton win is priced at 3/1 .
Lampard's debut reign as Chelsea manager got off to the worst way possible through a 4-0 hammering by Manchester United at Old Trafford, followed by a UEFA Super Cup loss to Liverpool, but steady ground can still be made in the race for the top four – namely due to the disappointing form of the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham.
Chelsea find themselves in ninth place heading into the fixture and 13 points adrift of league leaders Liverpool, but it is a top-four finish that Lampard will be setting his sights on.
With Tottenham and Leicester both losing their games, the race for a Champions League position has remained wide open. Crystal Palace moved up to fourth in the league table, but the Blues could leapfrog the south Londoners with three points against the Cherries.
It's been a campaign of Blues youngsters rising up to the occasion so far, with Tammy Abraham in particular impressing both domestically and in Europe. The striker has netted seven goals in seven Premier League games, as well as netting the opening strike in the 2-1 UCL win over Lille.
The 22-year-old is currently second in the Premier League scoring charts, second only to Sergio Aguero and tied on seven goals with Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Lampard only had glowing praise for his youngsters and Abraham especially, with the attacker earning a call-up to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad.
“Very happy. I think it is well deserved, scoring goals regularly for us and everybody knows that his form is very good," said the Blues boss.
"I think he has been in the equation for Gareth all season with the way that he has played. It is a natural progression for him. So I’m delighted. He is a proud lad, as he should be, proud to get a call up.”
"The work has only begun for him because he is a young player. I want to see him continue in the same vein for Chelsea and to keep scoring goals.