Chelsea’s title defence is in tatters following the west London club’s woeful start to the Premier after winning just two of their seven league games thus far. And in Europe, the Blues fell to defeat – their fourth this season – to Porto, as Jose Mourinho’s return to Estadio do Dragao ended on a bitter note.
The Blues drew in their last game in the Premier League against a winless Newcastle United side, as they had to come back from 2-0 down to level scores in the second half. Their abysmal shows thus far have seen them presently languishing in 14th place.
Now Chelsea will be hoping to pick up three points and they should do so when Southampton visit Stamford Bridge this weekend.
Here are four reasons why we believe the Blues will inflict defeat on Ronald Koeman’s men on Saturday;
Right now, Chelsea players will be raring to go as they are like wounded lions right now following the embarrassment they have witnessed this season as a reigning Premier League champion. Having been unable to secure a victory in their last two games, the Blues will want to turn things around and must ensure victory against Southampton in whatever way it takes. Three points or nothing, we reckon that would be what Jose’s pre-match talk will be all about.
The former Real Madrid gaffer will be in need of a positive response from his players, who will also be all out to not disappoint themselves and their manager.
Secondly, it is apparent that the Chelsea first team boasts a whole lot of talent than that of Southampton. In every department, the Blues’ stars are heads and shoulders above the Saints’ and this should also be one of the factors that will help Mourinho’s team secure their third victory in the Premier League this season.
On a third note, Chelsea will be hoping home advantage plays a vital part in helping them secure victory over the South Coast outfit as the game will be played at Stamford Bridge. The cheers from the Blues’ supporters in the match should suitable instill more confidence in the Chelsea players who should equally be more determined against Southampton.
Lastly, Mourinho is under intense pressure following disappointing performances. Several reports have emanated that the Portuguese gaffer could face the sack once again at Stamford Bridge if Chelsea lose the game to the Saints. Mourinho will now be hoping his charges are up to the task of trouncing Southampton come tomorrow.