Chelsea. The winner of the Champions League started in the group stage of this championship with two wins and one loss, which brought the team to second place in the standings. Such results brought the team six points, while there was still a chance to enter the struggle for leadership with Juventus.
In the English Championship, the Blues scored seven victories and one peaceful outcome in nine rounds, which corresponds to 22 points and the first position in the standings. The Londoners beat Brentford (1: 0) and Norwich (7: 0) in the last two rounds. Pulisic, Lukaku and Werner will not be able to play today.
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Southampton. Southampton was in the middle of the standings and with the worst performance in defence last season. Nine rounds of the current championship brought them only one victory and five draws, which is 16th place in the standings. In the last game, the Saints shared the tournament points with Burnley (2:2).
On the way to this League Cup match, the guests defeated Newport (8-0) and defeated Sheffield United on penalties (3-2 pins). Ward-Prowse and Stevens won’t play tonight.
In our opinion, the guests have a few chances today. This month the teams met in the Premier League tournament, where the Blues easily took three points, which we still count on today. We look forward to a landslide victory for Chelsea due to the class of players and the support of the stands. Moreover, the attacking potential of the home team is very high, while we expect active actions throughout the entire fight. Our prediction – goals in both halves. Want to read more football predictions and don’t miss the attractive odds? Subscribe to Footbal24.in and receive the latest updates to your email.