Improving Blues out to add to Southampton's woes

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 25 of 38

Southampton vs Chelsea 

St Mary's Stadium 
Southampton, England
Saturday, 20 February 2021
Kick-off is at 14:30 
An improving Chelsea will be aiming to add to Southampton's growing woes when the two teams come to blows in a 2020-21 English premier League clash on Saturday. 
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel
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The Saints slumped to a sixth straight loss in the league after going down 2-1 to Wolves last weekend. Southampton look a shadow of the team that set the league alight earlier this season and head into matchday 25 in 13th spot and in danger of being sucked into a relegation battle, if their poor form continues. 
In contrast, Chelsea are on the up under Thomas Tuchel's tutelage. The Blues beat Newcastle United 2-0 in London on Monday evening. A fourth straight win moved the club up to fourth on the league standings. 
"Top four is the target and stays the target, there are many teams behind us chasing," Tuchel said.

"We had many points to recover and it stays a big challenge because many games are coming. We are going to play teams from the top and bottom, every game is difficult and we will keep fighting."
Chelsea forward Timo Werner
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Southampton held Chelsea to a 3-3 draw in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge earlier this season. Goals from German duo Timo Werner (two) and Kai Havertz fired the Blues into a 2-0 and 3-2 lead, but Southampton fought back twice and won a point thanks to a 90th minute equaliser from Jannik Vestergaard. 

Southampton vs Chelsea head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 77
Southampton wins: 20
Chelsea wins: 37
Draws: 20

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 25: 

Friday, 19 February 
22:00 - Wolves vs Leeds United 
Saturday, 20 February 
14:30 - Southampton vs Chelsea 
17:00 - Burnley vs West Brom 
19:30 - Liverpool vs Everton
22:00 - Fulham vs Sheffield United 
Sunday, 21 February 
14:00 - West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspur 
16:00 - Aston Villa vs Leicester City
18:30 - Arsenal vs Manchester City 
21:00 - Manchester United vs Newcastle United 
Monday, 22 February 
22:00 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Crystal Palace 

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Published: 02/17/2021