The Blues lifted the Champions League only months into Thomas Tuchel’s tenure at the end of last season and while a tilt at the Premier League title remains the priority for the early table toppers, this competition has proved a springboard to greater success on numerous occasions.
Chelsea were beaten finalists back in 2019 but Manchester City’s recent dominance of the competition means they have not lifted the trophy since beating Tottenham in 2015.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Southampton is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, October 25, 2021.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Southampton
The match will not be broadcast live on television in the UK.
Chelsea vs Southampton lineups and team news
Chelsea starting XI: Kepa, James, Chalobah, Sarr, Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Kovavic, Saul, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz
Subs: Bettinelli, Sharman-Lowe, Chilwell, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, Mount, Vale
Southampton starting XI: Forster, Valery, Lyanco, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Tella, Stuart Armstrong, Diallo, Djenepo, Adams, Adam Armstrong
Subs: Romeu, Long, Redmond, Perraud, Smallbone, Livramento, Walcott, Bednarek, Lewis
Chelsea vs Southampton prediction
Tuesday’s game represents yet another chance for Tuchel to demonstrate his frightening squad depth, having watched his side put seven past Norwich despite not having a recognised striker available.
Chelsea 3-1 Southampton.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 47
Southampton wins: 31