Chelsea will want to consider themselves still in the title race despite being 11 points behind Liverpool and in fourth place and a game against Southampton should be winnable for the Blues. It has not been a very easy season for The Saints, and the two losses they have suffered in the last two outings have left them exposed and just above the drop zone on goal difference. This will be another tough outing for them after the 1 – 3 loss to Manchester City and with just three wins in the season, they will want to win this so badly. Chelsea’s loss at home to Leicester was a shock one; it was the first this season and the only one in the last 13 matches. It was also the second time in 16 matches that they have failed to score in their Premier League matches at home and in the last six home league matches, they have scored twice or more. They take on a Southampton side walking to the game on two wins in 13 matches. Southampton have picked eight points from a possible 30 in their last 10 matches and will be outright underdogs here, especially with the run of six losses in their last eight away league games and their last 10 away league games have produced just two clean sheets. Chelsea have won this fixture in each of the last seven meetings and lost just one of the last 12. In the last seven meetings, they have scored two goals or more in six and they have managed four clean sheets in the seven meetings. The two sides have met 73 times and Chelsea have 36 wins, while Southampton have 19.