CHE Vs SOU Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: Chelsea look to work on a lacklustre home record when they take on a dwindling Southampton side today.
Being putdown in four of their five previous encounters and waning at home, when Chelsea made an advent into last gameweek’s encounter against Tottenham, the side knew they faced a colossal challenge infront of them. Not only were they up against one of their oldest rivals in the London region but knew another defeat could end up leaving their season in tatters.
And the side quelled all their qualms and naysayers with an exquisite 2-0 win on the day, a display which was hailed not only owing to the three points they pulled off but the manner in which it came about in. The gargantuan club from London under the tutelage of Fran Lampard pulled of one of their most enterprising and engrossing performances of the season, a display which could end up being a defining moment for the side this season.
It was a display vindictive of their immense work imbued in place by Lampard and the squad this term, one the club will be looking to convert into a long winning spree as they look to lock down on a top 4 spot. Currently in fourth place with the 32 points, a in today would massively assert the side in their spot and serve as a massive shot in the arm as they veer up to partake in the festive period.
Things won’t be straightforward for the side though today with the club being abject at home. Also, in Southampton, they are taking on a resurgent side, a club hungry to taste success and continue in its revival, one which has seen the club slump out of its ordeal. The 3-1 win they pulled off the last time around saw the club break free of the shackles of the relegation zone for the first time in months, one they’ll not be wanting to see the light of once again.
Probable Playing 11
Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen, Emerson Palmeiri, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Willian, Mason Mount, Cristian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham
McCarthy (GK), Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojberg, Nathan Redmond, Che Adams, Danny Ings
Premier League 2019-20
Match: Chelsea Vs Southampton
Date And Time: 26th December, Thursday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
Television: Star Sports Select 1/HD
- Kepa Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cristian Pulisic
- Stephens, Bednarek, Djenepo, Adams
Top Goal Scorer
- Tammy Abraham: 11 Goals, 3 Assists
- Danny Ings: 11 Goals,1 Assist
Freekick And Corner Taker
- Mason Mount
- Nathan Redmond
Tottenham Vs Chelsea: 2-0
Brighton Vs Sheffield United: 0-1
CHE Vs SOU Dream11 Goal-Keeper
Chelsea’s goal-keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga has endured a lopsided term this season with his appalling mistakes leading to the side conceding some horrendous goals but the player will still find a place in our side. He’s undoubtedly a solid player with gloves, a name who can be relied on to pull off a staunch display in between the sticks to see us rope him in.
CHE Vs SOU Dream11 Defenders(C Azpilicueta has been added to the team after the team sheets were announced)
If Southampton are to come out salvaging anything from this tie and unscathed, their defence will need to rise to the occasion and perturb Chelsea’s attacking players. The side will be asked to not only be solid and compact across the 90 minutes and give Chelsea food for thought in their attacking sorties.
Even if the side are not able to refrain Chelsea from scoring on the day, the tackles and blocks their defenders will be immersing in sees us bring in the two players from the side here in the form of Jan Bednarek and Jack Stephens. Elsewhere, Chelsea are represented by the solitary player in the form of their CB Antonio Rudiger.
CHE Vs SOU Dream11 Midfielders(Willian and J Ward Prowse were added to the team after the lineups were announced)
With Kovacic out of action for this one, Jorginho is all set to be roped in his place, seeing the midfielder being made an instant part of our Dream 11 side. This season has seen the player finally revel us in what he’s truly capable of with the midfielder being handed over a free role to express himself with ease, one which has seen him pull off meticulous passes.
The electric and enigmatic N’Golo Kate comes in to partner him up alongside Mason Mount who endured one of his finest matches for Chelsea against Tottenham Christian Pulisic should be back in Chelsea’s playing 11 after being let out the last time and up against a side which has shipped 37 goals, we envision him indulging himself in atleast the one goal or assist today.
Elsewhere, it’s just the one pick for us from Southampton for this one with Moussa Djenepo being our pick for this impending tie.
CHE Vs SOU Dream11 Strikers
Chelsea’s leading goal scorer with the 11 goals and 3 assists, Tammy Abraham has failed to score in three successive matches but today’s opponent is the ideal one for him to regain his footing. He’s up against a paper thin defence, one against whom he’s bound to pile on the goals as he peppers and plunders the opposition with his shots.
Elsewhere, Che Adams will be our pick from the visiting side to wrap up proceedings for our Dream 11 side for this one.
Against Chelsea’s strong defence and the way they played against Spurs, we feel, Danny Ings would not enjoy any success tonight. Also, his high cost, forces us to leave him out.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Tammy Abraham is our captain and Willian is our Vice-Captain for the game.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.