Diego Costa
Diego Costa will lead Chelsea's attack against Southampton Getty

Southampton take on Chelsea in the weekend Premier League clash at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday, 27 February.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm GMT.


Southampton started this calendar year with two defeats, which included a loss to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup. Following the exit from the cup competition, they have bounced back and are unbeaten since then.

In the last six fixtures, the Saints have gone without conceding a goal and registered five wins. Ronald Koeman will be hoping his side can keep another clean sheet and also hand Guus Hiddink his first defeat in the Premier League since taking charge of the club in December.

Sadio Mane
Manchester United target Sadio Mane is also subject to interest from Chelsea and Bayern Munich Getty

Chelsea come into the fixture after registering a crushing 5-1 victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup. The win comes after the Blues were defeated by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Champions League.

The west London club are aware of Southampton's impressive run in the Premier League. Chelsea will have to replicate the form they showed against City when they face the Saints to walk away from St Mary's Stadium with three points.

What Managers Say

Ronald Koeman: "(Hiddink and Cruyff) are different as a coach and of course they have a lot of things together about how they like to play football and how the team needs to play, but in different ways. Hiddink is very experienced and it's different in a way how he treats his players."

Guus Hiddink: "He [Radamel Falcao] will not be fit. He is still in treatment. Every now and then he goes in the gym. He is doing exercises there and on the pitch but he is not fit."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Southampton to win: 24/13
  • Draw: 40/17
  • Chelsea to win: 32/19

Team Form


  • Last five (all competitions): W W D W W
  • Last result: Swansea City 0-1 Southampton


  • Last five (all competitions): W L W D D
  • Last result: Chelsea 5-1 Manchester City

Team News

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink has urged Chelsea to announced their new manager as soon as possible Getty Images


Possible XI: Forster; Cedric, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Davis, Clasie, Ward-Prowse, Mane, Long; Pelle


Possible XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Baba Rahman; Fabregas, Mikel, Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa