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Chelsea vs Southampton prediction: How will Amazon Prime Premier League fixture play out today?



Chelsea look to back up a mightily impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham by taking care of business at home to Southampton.

The Blues were excellent on the road last Sunday, with Willian‘s double ensuring they were good value for the three points.

But their home form has been questionable all season, with rivals finding it easy to set up against the Blues and frustrate them for long spells. 


Here, Saints will hope to continue that trend and they enter the Boxing Day fixture on a high after moving three points clear of the drop zone thanks to a 3-1 win over Aston Villa.

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Match preview:

What are the predicted line-ups?

Chelsea: Kepa; James, Zouma, Tomori, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic

Southampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Redmond; Ings, Long

What is the team news?

Cesar Azpilicueta hobbled off with 10 minutes to go at Spurs with a hamstring strain, but the Spaniard hopes to be fit. Mateo Kovacic is banned for one game and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains out.

Saints could welcome back Kevin Danso from illness, while Moussa Djenepo looks likely to miss out again with a hamstring problem. Yann Valery is still out with a viral infection and will not return in all likelihood until 2020.

When is it?

Chelsea vs Southampton kicks off at 3pm (GMT) on Thursday 26 December.

Where can I watch it? Is there a live stream?

The match will be available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Subscribers to Prime can live stream via the Prime Video app on their smartphone, laptop or tablet, as well as Fire TV, games consoles, Virgin’s V6 TV Box, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, Apple TV and Chromecast. Click here to sign up for a free trial.

You will be able to watch on televisions at pubs too, find your local one here.

How much does subscription cost?

You can buy a monthly package for £7.99, which includes the entire Amazon Prime Video library as well as free next-day delivery on thousands of items from the main Amazon store.

What is our prediction?

With Chelsea resurgent, we’ll go for a home win, despite their recent struggles. But after a clean sheet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, we expect Saints to score, but eventually lose 2-1. 

What are the odds?

Chelsea 3/10 

Draw 9/2

Southampton 8/1

Click here for our guide on how to watch all Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures for free, on 26 and 27 of December.



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