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Southampton vs Chelsea - the stats

The chance to continue our winning run comes at a ground that has been kind to us since its opening in 2001. Find out all about Chelsea and Southampton's statistical record here...


Chelsea vs Southampton head to head

Southampton have lost their last five home league games against Chelsea, their longest such losing run against an opponent in their league history.
 
They have lost 24 Premier League games against Chelsea; only against Man Utd (28) have they lost more in the competition.
 
Mauricio Pochettino was in charge the last time Southampton beat the Blues in a home league game, in March 2013. Goals by Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert confirmed the victory either side of a John Terry effort.
 
Chelsea have won more Premier League games (nine) than any other side against Southampton in the Premier League at St Mary’s.


The reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in October ended 3-3 thanks to a stoppage-time equaliser from Jannik Vestergaard.


Biggest win for each team

Chelsea 4-0 Southampton 1973/74, 2003/04
Southampton 5-0 Chelsea 1968/69

Chelsea’s biggest win at Southampton: 4-1 in 2019/20


Last season's corresponding fixture

SOUTHAMPTON 1 CHELSEA 4
Premier League, St Mary’s Stadium, 06.10.19, 2pm

Southampton (4-3-3) Gunn; Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg (c); Redmond (Boufal 80), Ings (Adams 80), Long (Obafemi 73)
Unused subs McCarthy, Stephens, Danso, Armstrong
Scorer Ings 30
Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl

Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Mount (Kovacic 79); Willian, Abraham (Batshuayi 84), Hudson-Odoi (Pulisic 79)
Unused subs Caballero, James, Christensen, Barkley
Injured Loftus-Cheek, Emerson, Rudiger, Pedro, Giroud
Booked Jorginho
Scorers Abraham 17, Mount 24, Kante 40, Batshuayi 89
Head coach Frank Lampard

Referee Paul Tierney
Attendance 31,473

 


Chelsea stats

Chelsea have won four Premier League games in a row for the first time since a run of six between September and November 2019.
 
Thomas Tuchel is the third manager to see his team concede just one goal in his first five games as a coach in the Premier League. The others are Jose Mourinho with Chelsea and Peter Taylor with Leicester. No manager’s side has kept five clean sheets in their first five games in charge in the competition.
 
He is aiming to become the first Chelsea manager to win his first three away Premier League games in charge since Carlo Ancelotti won his first three on the road against Sunderland (3-1), Fulham (2-0) and Stoke (2-1) in 2009. He lost the fourth 1-3 to Wigan.
 
Chelsea have won 21 of our past 28 away Premier League games on the South Coast, losing only two against Southampton in 2013 (1-2) and Bournemouth in 2019 (0-4).


Premier League goalscorers

Abraham 6, Jorginho 5 (5 pens), Werner 5, Giroud 4, Zouma 4, Mount 3, Chilwell 2, Hudson-Odoi 2, Thiago Silva 2, Alonso 1, Azpilicueta 1, Havertz 1, James 1, Pulisic 1, Ziyech 1, own goals 1.


Milestones

Tammy Abraham made his 50th start for the Blues in all competitions against Newcastle.


Southampton stats

This season’s Premier League stats (23 games)
Most appearances: Bednarek 23, Ward-Prowse 23, Adams 22, McCarthy 22
Most goals: Ings 8, Ward-Prowse 5, Adams 4
Most assists: Ward-Prowse 5, Adams 4, Armstrong 3, Ings 3
Most clean sheets: McCarthy 7
 
Southampton have lost six consecutive league matches for the first time in their history.
 
Saints have dropped 16 points from winning positions this season, more than any other club.
 
Danny Ings is one of only four players to score 30 Premier League goals since the start of last season, along with Mohamed Salah (36), Jamie Vardy (35) and Harry Kane (31).


Ings has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Southampton player with over 15 goals in Premier League history. He is averaging a goal every 161 minutes for the club in the competition.

Since the start of the 2015/16 season, Oriol Romeu has received 51 yellow cards in the Premier League, 11 more than any other player.

Southampton are 13th with 29 points from 23 games, 13 points from the top four and 10 points from the drop zone.

Only Manchester City have kept more than Southampton's six home clean sheets in this season's top-flight.

Southampton have scored five goals in their past 10 Premier League games compared to 22 in the 10 games before that.

James Ward-Prowse has scored four direct free-kick goals in the Premier League this season - only David Beckham (five in 2000/01) and Laurent Robert (five in 2001/02) have ever scored more in a campaign in the competition.

Ralph Hasenhuttl's side have won 16 points from their 12 home games this season.

Tottenham L 2-5
West Brom W 2-0
Everton W 2-0
Newcastle W 2-0
Manchester Utd L 2-3
Sheffield Utd W 3-0
Manchester City L 0-1
West Ham D 0-0
Liverpool W 1-0
Arsenal L 1-3
Aston Villa L 0-1
Wolves L 1-2


Southampton's Premier League scorers

Ings 8 (2 pens), Ward-Prowse 5, Adams 4, Armstrong 3, Vestergaard 3, Walcott 2, Bednarek 1, Djenepo 1, Minamino 1, Redmond 1, Romeu 1

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s managerial record against Chelsea.
Won: 1
Drawn: 2
Lost: 1


Southampton's last Premier League game 

Sunday 14 February
Southampton 1 Wolves 2
Team 4-4-2: McCarthy; Walker-Peters (Salisu 72), Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Armstrong (Adams 69), Ward-Prowse (c), Romeu, Minamino (Djenepo 62); Ings, Redmond
Booked: Romeu, Bednarek
Scorer: Ings 25


Who moved to Southampton in the January window?

IN
Takumi Minamino - Liverpool, loan

OUT
Shane Long - Bournemouth, loan
Yan Valery - Birmingham, loan
Jake Vokins - Sunderland, loan
 

Discipline

There are no suspensions. 
 
10 bookings before 32 Premier League games have been completed will result in a two-match suspension.
 
Premier League bookings list
 
Southampton: Romeu 6, Bertrand 5, Walker-Peters 4, Ward-Prowse 4, Bednarek 3, Djenepo 3, Diallo 2, Stephens 2, Adams 1, Armstrong 1, Ings 1, McCarthy 1, Ramsay 1, Watts 1
 
Chelsea: Kante 6, Azpilicueta 4, James 3, Thiago Silva 3, Ziyech 3, Chilwell 2, Havertz 2, Kovacic 2, Mount 2, Pulisic 2, Alonso 1, Christensen 1, Giroud 1, Zouma 1

Referee

Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Stuart Attwell
 
Anthony Taylor’s last two Blues games were Man City at the Bridge in January and the FA Cup final against Arsenal in August.

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