Five Key Battles that will decide Southampton vs. Chelsea

Sunday sees two of the Premier League’s in-form sides play each other when Southampton welcome Chelsea to St Mary’s Stadium.

The Blues have won three matches – convincingly, too – on the trot, while Southampton haven’t tasted defeat for six games in the league.

Antonio Conte’s side are emerging as somewhat surprise title challengers and are currently only a point off the top of the league, while Southampton aren’t far behind in eighth place.

The clash promises to be a tight one as both sides have resilient defences capable of shutting each other out. Chelsea also have the impressive attacking talents of the Premeir League’s top scorer Diego Costa and Eden Hazard to call upon, while Southampton boast in-form duo Charlie Austin and Nathan Redmond.

A win for either side would go a long way to helping them achieve their season’s aims, keeping Chelsea well in the title race or boosting Southampton’s hopes of European football.