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Chelsea vs Southampton preview, team news, betting tips & prediction

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Chelsea will look to book their place in the next round of the League Cup with a win over Southampton this week. 

The two sides will meet on the 26th of October at 19:45 pm BST.

Chelsea are in red hot form right now and they are coming into this game on the back of a 7-0 win over Norwich City in the Premier League. Southampton were held to a 2-2 draw against Burnley in their last outing.

Chelsea vs Southampton team news

Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku are ruled out with injuries. Southampton will be without Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elyounoussi due to injuries. James Ward-Prowse is suspended and Armando Broja is ineligible to face his parent club.

Chelsea possible starting lineup: Kepa; James, Chalobah, Sarr, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Saul; Ziyech, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi

Southampton possible starting lineup: Forster; Valery, Lyanco, Salisu, Perraud; Diallo, Romeu; Tella, Armstrong, Djenepo; Adams

Chelsea vs Southampton form guide

Chelsea have won their last four matches across all competitions and they have kept three clean sheets in the process. The Blues have scored 15 goals in that time as well.

Southampton are unbeaten in their last two matches and their last defeat came away to Chelsea in the Premier League.

Chelsea vs Southampton betting odds

Here are the latest betting odds for Chelsea vs Southampton from Betfred:

Match-winner:

• Chelsea  4/9
• Draw – 7/2
• Southampton – 6/1

Total goals:

• Over 2.5 – 8/15
• Under – 7/4

Chelsea vs Southampton prediction

Chelsea are in outstanding form and the thumping win over Norwich last time out will have given them immense confidence. The Blues have the depth and quality to field a strong team here and Southampton are likely to fall short.

Prediction: Chelsea win.

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