Team News, Prediction, and Kick-off time
Chelsea will be facing Southampton up next in the carabao cup after sending out Aston villa through a penalty shootout. The Blues have been in fine form since their current coach Thomas Tuchel took over and just in months they lifted the Champions League trophy and have been in magnificent form since the start of the season.
While a tilt at the Premier League title remains the priority for the early table toppers, this competition has proven to be a springboard to greater success on numerous occasions. The London club lost the final back in 2019 but Manchester City’s recent dominance of the competition means they have not lifted the trophy since beating Tottenham in 2015.
Kickoff Time: Chelsea vs Southampton is scheduled for a 7:45 pm GMT-1 kick-off on Tuesday, October 25, 2021.
Team News: Chelsea`s strikers will be out of the competition due to injury, and Kepa Arrizabalaga is likely to start in goal while the likes of Saul Niguez and Ross Barkley might be given a chance to prove themselves. Kante is fit to play again and that is a major boost in the Blues` camp.
Chelsea vs Southampton prediction: Tuesday’s game represents yet another chance for Tuchel to demonstrate his frightening squad depth, having watched his side put seven past Norwich despite not having a recognized striker available. Chelsea have been in wonderful form and should be able to repeat the previous scoreline when the two clubs last met in the Premier League.