“Just such a strange team” – Chris Sutton predicts the result for Southampton vs Chelsea Premier League clash
Former English footballer Chris Sutton has predicted his results for the mid-week Premier League clashes, including the one between Chelsea and Southampton.
The English commentator believes Chelsea will grab a comfortable win against the Saints in Tuesday’s clash. The Blues won their weekend tie 2-1 against Leicester City despite going down to 10 men in the first half. The Stamford Bridge outfit has made a wobbly start to the season.
They worked hard to sneak in a 1-0 victory over struggling Everton on gameweek 1. The Blues then played well against Tottenham Hotspur but were pegged back by a late equalizer to draw the match 2-2.
They were then hammered 3-0 by Leeds United, with new signing Kalidou Koulibaly getting the marching orders in the game.
They started brightly against the Foxes last weekend but lost Connor Gallagher to two yellow cards in the first 25 minutes.
Chelsea dug deep to secure a 2-1 win over Leicester after that, with Raheem Sterling scoring both goals.
Based on their performances this season. Sutton is backing the Blues to defeat Southampton 2-1 on Tuesday. Making his prediction on BBC, he said:
”Chelsea walloped Southampton last season, winning 6-0. Southampton I felt were a bit unlucky at the weekend against Manchester United. I did predict a United win but I didn’t predict a correct score.”
Sutton added that the Saints are a strange team owing to their varying performances. He said:
”Southampton are just such a strange team, I do like the way they play but I think Thomas Tuchel’s side will edge this one.”
The Blues continue to struggle to convert chances in front of goal. They have parted ways with Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku (loan) and are yet to bring in a new centre-forward at the club.
Kai Havertz is the current starting striker with young Armando Broja as his backup. While Broja is yet to get a chance to prove his worth, Havertz continues to disappoint upfront.