Chelsea drew their last Premier League game against Newcastle United and suffered further disappointment in the midweek when FC Porto defeated the Blues in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho’s men will be hoping to bounce back next weekend against Southampton and must earn all three points to push for the title.
The Stamford Bridge are currently 8 points behind league leaders Man United who will face Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
As far as Chelsea’s team news is concerned, Belgian goalie Courtois is the only player out injured for the Blues. On the other hand, Diego Costa remains on the sidelines due to suspension.
Colombian star striker Radamel Falcao may get the nod to start as the lone striker up front against the Saints. Eden Hazard was dropped in midweek and should return to the starting XI. The Belgian will probably partner Willian and Pedro in the attack.
Captain John Terry may return to the starting lineup as well. Here is Chelsea’s probable XI vs Southampton.
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