Fixture: Chelsea vs Southampton
Competition: Premier League
Kick-off: 19:45 (UK time)

Chelsea have announced their team to play host to Southampton in a Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge this evening.

The Blues are just two points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal, who won on New Year's Day, and will want to restore their five-point cushion over the Gunners with a win tonight.




Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri is without Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Olivier Giroud has an ankle injury.

Sarri picks Kepa in goal while for his centre-back pairing he trusts in David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger. In midfield, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho and Ross Barkley line up, with Willian, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata up top.

The Chelsea manager can look to his bench if needed, where options available include Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

 


Chelsea Team vs Southampton

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Morata, Hazard, Willian

Substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Zappacosta, Ampadu, Emerson, Fabregas, Loftus-Cheek