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Date published: 2/19/2021 11:27:36 PM

Kyle Walker-Peters unavailable for Southampton ahead of Chelsea clash

Southampton will be without defender Kyle Walker-Peters for their Premier League match against Chelsea because of a hamstring problem.

Midfielder James Ward-Prowse filled in at right-back during the closing stages of the defeat by Wolves, with Jan Bednarek and Jack Stephens other options for cover along with 20-year-old Kayne Ramsay.

Alexandre Jankewitz is available again following the midfielder’s suspension for a red card in the 9-0 defeat against Manchester United, but Theo Walcott (thigh) and Ibrahima Diallo (muscular) remain sidelined. Michael Obafemi and Will Smallbone are long-term absentees.

Tammy Abraham should return after an ankle injury scare for Chelsea.

The England striker hobbled out of Monday’s 2-0 Premier League win over Newcastle with a worrying problem, but has avoided any serious damage.

Thiago Silva is not ready for action after a thigh issue and Christian Pulisic is a doubt with a calf concern, but Kai Havertz is fit after a knock.

Southampton provisional squad: McCarthy, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bednarek, Bertrand, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Redmond, Armstrong, Ings, Minamino, Forster, Ramsay, Salisu, Djenepo, Watts, Chauke, Jankewitz, Adams, Tella, N’Lundulu.

Chelsea provisional squad: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Havertz, Ziyech, Giroud, Arrizabalaga, James, Christensen, Emerson, Alonso, Kovacic, Gilmour, Pulisic, Werner, Abraham.


Best Bet



Chelsea vs Southampton

There is a 30.0% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Chelsea, at 43.0%, are heavy favorites to beat Southampton who have just a 27.0% chance to win at home.
Overall, the average simulation score is Chelsea 1.4 to Southampton 1.0.
In simulation wins, Southampton upsets Chelsea by averaging 7.3 shots and 3.8 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.






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