Predicted Chelsea and Southampton line-ups

Chelsea and Southampton face off at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

To be played on Sunday 15th March 2015 at 13:30. Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

Odds: Chelsea 4/7, Draw 14/5, Southampton 9/2

Premier League leaders Chelsea welcome Southampton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday with the Saints fighting hard for a Champions League place next season.

That is a competition Jose Mourinho’s men are no longer in following their extra-time defeat to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, but they will quickly turn their attentions back to trying to reclaim the league title.

Chelsea are currently five points clear of second-placed Manchester City and they will know that Manuel Pellegrini’s men could take advantage of any slight slip between now and May.

In early team news, Chelsea are without Jon Obi Mikel due to a knee injury but aside from the midfielder’s absence they have a full squad to call on.

Southampton are without Emmanuel Mayuka with a groin injury and long-term absentee Jay Rodriguez.

With the race for a top-four finish as tight as it has ever been, Southampton will be desperate to get something from this match but Chelsea are a formidable force at their own ground.

Chelsea predicted lineup

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Gary Cahill
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Oscar
  • Diego Costa

Southampton predicted lineup

  • Fraser Forster
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Filip Djuricic
  • Eljero Elia
  • Sadio Mané
  • Morgan Schneiderlin
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Graziano Pellè

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