Chelsea will lock horns with Southampton at St. Mary’s on Tuesday night, hoping to pick up a positive result away from home. The hosts will be coming into the match on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester United, whereas the Blues recorded a solid 2-1 victory over Leicester City last weekend.
Thomas Tuchel will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation; however, he is expected to make a couple of changes for the upcoming contest as Mateo Kovacic could fill in for the suspended Conor Gallagher.
3-4-3 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs Southampton
Edouard Mendy is expected to start between the sticks for the upcoming clash. The Senegalese shot-stopper would hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Tuesday.
Thiago Silva is expected to start at the heart of Blues’ backline, whereas Kalidou Koulibaly will feature at the left centre-back spot. Cesar Azpilicueta will fulfil the right centre-back position.
Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic might fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more central role. The pair would be looking to dominate the midfield proceedings.
Ben Chilwell might start at the left wing-back position, whereas Reece James will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back. The duo would be expected to stretch Chelsea’s attacks in the opposition half.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek will have to settle for a place on the bench, but he could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.
Kai Havertz and Mason Mount will slot into the attacking midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear-cut goal-scoring chances for the front-men.
Raheem Sterling might lead the line for Chelsea in midweek. The 27-year-old striker will be hoping to find the back of the net when he faces off against the Southampton defence that has conceded eight goals in their opening four league matches.
Hakim Ziyech might come on to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes.