This evening, Chelsea will face Southampton at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are currently 10 points behind the top four, and a win would go a long way toward reviving hopes in the top four race and relieving pressure on Graham Potter, whose team has gone winless in its last four games.
CHE vs SOU: Southampton, Chelsea’s performance has improved, but scoring goals remains difficult. With Kai Havertz struggling in goal, Potter will have to make a tough decision on his starting lineup against the Saints. Sterling is getting in shape and should be available for selection today.
The former Manchester City winger has a goal-scoring eye, and his presence on the team could be the catalyst for Chelsea’s winning streak to resume.
The key factor in providing goals will be efficiency in the final third, so let’s take a look at the front three that Potter should use today; David Datro Fofana leads the attacking line.
He replaced Havertz against Fulham last month and provided a significant threat in the opponents’ box. Mykhailo Mudryk will play on the left wing. He had a string of bad luck in recent games, but his talent is still a valuable asset to Chelsea. The winger will look to prove his worth today.
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Joao Felix is gradually displacing Mason Mount at No. 10. The Portuguese sensation adds new dimensions to Chelsea’s attacking line. Potter requires the striker for his final-third creativity.
Noni Mafueke has done an excellent job.Noni Mafueke has done well on the right wing, but Hakim Ziyech is also a candidate for this position. Despite missing the midweek UCL match, the winger is expected to be selected ahead of Ziyech.