Saturday, 30 November 2013

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Southampton will have Jack Cork and Gaston Ramirez available again.
Cork missed the defeat at Arsenal with an ankle injury but is now fully fit whilst Ramirez is back in contention after also missing that match due to a late return from international duty.
Will the real Chelsea stand up please? Is it the slick, swift attacking side that totally dominated West Ham last weekend with a full-blooded performance so reminiscent of the Blues in Mourinho's first spell?
Or is it the anaemic, lacklustre team that sagged to defeat in Basel on Tuesday without even testing the goalkeeper?
Meanwhile, can Southampton return to the tidy outfit which was solid at the back on the rise to third in the table?
This is a significant game for both clubs and managers.
Mourinho's 60% win percentage in his second spell is the lowest he's enjoyed since he was at Leiria 11 years ago. He's been tinkering with his squad to get the best mix and only occasionally has seen his players hit his very high standards.
I'm convinced a genuine title challenge will come but only if they find some winning consistency over the next few weeks. Twelve points out of 12 are a must from the next four games - the Saints followed by Sunderland, Stoke and Crystal Palace.
That sort of run will unsettle Arsenal, who they meet on 23 December in what promises to be the biggest game of the campaign so far. For me the title will hinge on games between the two this season.
The return to fitness of Fernando Torres is a timely boost given Eto'o's injury in Switzerland when there were tired minds and bodies.
Oscar has been brilliant. But with 104 games played since the start of the Olympics, the 22-year-old will surely need a rest before the hectic festive fixtures.
Southampton have just started to struggle a little after such a great first third to the season. They couldn't hit a barn door at Stoke, where they dominated possession as they had done in all but two of their games so far.
Sunderland knocked them out of the League Cup and though they regained their zest at home to a poor Hull side that day, Saints were well beaten at Arsenal.
They've already got great results at Liverpool and Manchester United. They've been a breath of fresh air for the league. A win here will silence the doubters who question their staying power. But a first victory at the Bridge in 11 years will be a stiff task.
I can't see Mourinho allowing another poor Chelsea display like Tuesday. Home win for me, with a set-piece to decide it.

Head-to-head
Southampton have won just once in their last 11 league visits to Stamford Bridge (W1, D3, L7).
However, Saints did fight back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to draw 2-2 in the corresponding fixture last season. That comeback draw proved to be Nigel Adkins' last in charge of Southampton - he was sacked two days later and replaced by Mauricio Pochettino.


Chelsea
Chelsea are unbeaten at home in the league this season. West Brom are the only team to have taken a point away from Stamford Bridge.
The Blues' tally of 24 points from 12 games is the same as last season - it was at this stage that Roberto Di Matteo was sacked. In Jose Mourinho's first season in charge, they had 29 points after 12 matches.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their Premier League matches immediately following a Champions League fixture this season (W3, D1).

Southampton
Southampton's defeat against Arsenal last weekend was their first in nine league games. This is their best-ever start to a Premier League season.
That defeat marked the first time in 15 league games that Southampton had conceded more than one goal.
Saints have conceded just seven league goals this season, fewer than any other team in the top flight, and have kept a clean sheet in half of their 12 league games.
Southampton have won all six league matches this season in which they opened the scoring. 

Predictions:
It has been a mixed few days for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, with defeat by Basel following a convincing win over West Ham, but he will have given a few players a kick up the backside after that Champions League loss and I would expect to see a response from them on Sunday.
I look at this game and think home win for Chelsea because they know how to get a result even when they are not playing particularly well.
Lawro's prediction: 2-0
McGowan's prediction: 1-0


Competition: Premier League 
Match:
Chelsea V Southampton                                                                    
Date: Sunday, 1st Dec 2013
Kickoff:16:10 GMT
Venue:Stamford Bridge                                
Live/Repeat: Live

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