Chelsea host Southampton on Sunday knowing that winning the Premier League is their only remaining hope of adding silverware to their Capital One Cup success this season, following their dramatic elimination in the Champions League at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.
The Blues will be fired up and keen to bounce back from their away-goals loss to PSG, but Southampton will not make it easy for Jose Mourinho’s men, who may need to perform close to their best if they are to extend their lead at the top of the table.
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Here is how we expect the Blues to line up against Ronald Koeman’s side…
GK- Thibaut Courtois
The Belgian made a stunning save that unfortunately led to the corner which provided the crucial away goal for PSG. He could have perhaps positioned himself better for Thiago Silva’s equaliser, but Mourinho should keep faith with him.
RB- Branislav Ivanovic
Ivanovic has been an ever-present this season, so there seems no reason why that will change for the visit of the Saints.
CB- Kurt Zouma
Zouma was rested for the majority of the game in midweek, but question marks remain over Gary Cahill, so he may be recalled back into the side.
CB- John Terry
If Chelsea are to bounce back from the midweek disappointment, Terry will be vital. If he is still able to get through 120 minutes of Champions League football, then you would imagine he should be fine to play again a few days later.