Date: 24th April 2017 at 3:59pm
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After securing a place in the 2017 FA Cup Final, with a fine win over Tottenham, Chelsea resume their Premier League campaign with a visit from Southampton, on Tuesday evening.

With the lead at the top of the table cut to four points, Chelsea have no margin for error if they are going to march on to the title.

Ahead of the game we have some early team news for you to dissect.

Starting with Chelsea:

Gary Cahill missed the FA Cup semi-final after suffering from a bout of gastroenteritis, however Cahill is expected to return to captain the side.

At Wembley, Antonio Conte decided not to start with either Eden Hazard or Diego Costa, both are expected to be named in the starting eleven to face Southampton.

At his pre-match press conference today, Antonio Conte confirmed nobody had picked up an injury against Tottenham.

Continuing with Southampton:

A familiar face will be returning to face Chelsea this Tuesday evening, Oriel Romeu has served a two-match ban and will be in the Southampton midfield.

Sam McQueen is unlikely to feature due to a minor groin strain whilst long-term absentees Matt Targett and Charlie Austin will also be absent.

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6 Replies to “Chelsea v Southampton – Early Team News”

  • I would rather that Ake continue in defence against the saints while Cahill take time to recover fully.

  • Hopefully Gary is fit to play.Ake did ok against Spurs but he was totally at fault for Kane’s header. He let Kane get away from him, if he was marking property,defending goalside, he would have blocked the ball.Ake is a good alternative if Alonso is out,as he keeps the balance of the team.

  • I guess Cahill hasn’t been at fault for any of our goals conceded. Ake looked assured with his passes and tackles from the back. I would give him a chance if Cahill is not ready..

  • Cahill has singlehandedly cost Chelsea about 9points this season, arsenal away, Swansea away, Liverpool at home, and the own goal against city. Ake all the way for me.

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