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Blues Bulletin: Chelsea vs Southampton

Chelsea's focus now switches quickly to our Carabao Cup campaign and the visit of Southampton on Tuesday. The latest Blues Bulletin has the key pre-match stats, historical notes, milestones and info you need...


Chelsea vs Southampton head to head

Prior to the Premier League game between the sides earlier this month, Southampton were unbeaten in three matches at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side are now looking for successive home wins against Saints for the first time since 2017.

Chelsea (4-4-2): Hitchcock; Sinclair (Babayaro 80), Gullit (Lee 57), Clarke, Granville; Crittenden, Lambourde, Wise (c) (M Hughes 106), Morris; Nicholls, Flo
Scorers Flo 61, Morris 118
Manager Ruud Gullit

Southampton (4-4-2): Jones; Dodd, Monkou, Lundekvam (Spedding 71), Benali; Le Tissier (c), Palmer, Richardson (Johansen 93), Oakley; Davies, Hirst (Williams 77)
Scorer Davies 52
Manager Dave Jones

Referee David Ellery
Attendance 20,968

Biggest win for each team:

Southampton 1-5 Chelsea 2012/13 (FA Cup)
Southampton 5-0 Chelsea 1968/69 (Div One)

Chelsea’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge: 4-0 in 1973/74 (Div One), 2003/04 (PL)
Southampton’s biggest league win at Stamford Bridge: 6-2 in 1967/68 (Div One)

Chelsea in numbers

The last time six goals were scored by English players for Chelsea was the 6-0 victory over Newcastle in 1980/81: Colin Lee 3, Mike Fillery, Clive Walker and Gary Chivers.

Chelsea have won shoot-outs this season against Villarreal in the Super Cup and Aston Villa in the last round of the Carabao Cup. Kepa Arrizabalaga now holds the club record for most shoot-out saves (seven) followed by Petr Cech (six) and Kevin Hitchcock (four). 

Possible milestones

Southampton stats

Best seasons in the League Cup
Runners-up: 1978/79, 2016/17
Semi-finalists: 1986/87

Southampton’s last six season’s in the League Cup

2015/16 Lost at home to Liverpool in the quarter-finals
2016/17 Lost in the final at Wembley to Man Utd
2017/18 Lost at home to Wolves in the second round
2018/19 Lost away at Leicester on penalties in the fourth round
2019/20 Lost away to Man City in the fourth round
2020/21 Lost at home to Brentford in the second round

This season’s Carabao Cup campaign
Second round Newport County (a) W 8-0
Third round Sheffield United (a) D 2-2 (won 4-2 on pens)

2021/22 Carabao Cup scorers
Elyounoussi 3, Broja 2, Tella 1, Diallo 1, Redmond 1, Salisu 1, Walker-Peters 1

Carabao Cup third round line up

Tuesday 21 September 2021
Sheffield United 2 Southampton 2 (Southampton won 4-2 on pens after 90 minutes)
Team (4-2-3-1): Forster; Valery, Lyanco (Bednarek 74), Salisu, Perraud; Diallo, Romeu; Tella (Adams 81), Redmond (Ward-Prowse h/t), Djenepo; Broja
Scorers: Diallo 23, Salisu 53
Crowd: 8,934

Southampton have failed to win any of their last nine games in London, losing six of them.

Southampton have won two of their 11 games in league and cup this season, plus a Carabao Cup match on penalties. Chelsea’s win earlier this month is one of three defeats.

Trevoh Chalobah is one of only three players to have scored against Southampton in the first half of a game this season. The others were Enda Stevens for Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup, and Maxwel Cornet last weekend for Burnley.

Armando Broja is ineligible to play in this fixture due to regulations governing his loan. In all competitions for Southampton this season he has started four games and come on as sub on four occasions (398 minutes), scoring four goals. He became the first Albanian to score in the Premier League when he notched the winner against Leeds 10 days ago.

Southampton have won two and lost two of their last four shoot-outs.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s record v Chelsea
Won: 1
Drawn: 3
Lost: 2


James Ward-Prowse is suspended after his red card against Chelsea earlier this month.

Yellow cards only count in the competition they are received. In the Carabao Cup, two yellow cards will result in a one-match-suspension. The cut-off point is the quarter-finals, so no player can miss the final through cumulative yellows.

Carabao Cup booking list

Chelsea: James 1, Sarr 1
Southampton: Diallo 1, Lyanco 1


Referee: Kevin Friend

There is no VAR. 

Kevin Friend is visiting the Bridge for the first time this season. The last time was our Premier League victory over Fulham in May.

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