- Chelsea face relegation-threatened Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday midday
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Chelsea travel to the struggling Southampton for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off at St Mary’s.
The Blues are playing for nothing but pride as the 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur and 1-1 draw to West Ham has all but ended our hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Antonio Conte’s side may not have a simpler test playing against the south-coast club, who are sitting just inside the Premier League relegation zone, three points behind 17th placed Crystal Palace.
However, with more to play for along with showing promise despite losing 3-2 to Arsenal at the Emirates in their last game, Mark Hughes’ team can’t be underestimated.
Apart from long term injuries to David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu, Conte has the chance to field a full-strength line-up although Davide Zappacosta is a doubt for the match, as PhysioRoom understands.
Chances may come for players like Callum Hudson-Odoi who has provided glimpses of his quality along with his stand-out displays for the club’s youth teams.
This is how we believe Chelsea will shape up like in the clash against Southampton: