Chelsea will host Southampton this Sunday at Stamford Bridge.The Blues will try to bounce back after being knocked out from the Champions League this midweek. On the other side Southampton will hope to get home a positive results against the Premier League leaders as they’re running in a bad form in the recent weeks.
March 15, 2015 • 13:30 • Stamford Bridge, London
Referee: M. Dean
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Jose Mourinho has backed his players to win the Premier League title after they were knocked out from Champions League this midweek. The Blues were eliminated on away goals as they drew 2-2 against PSG on extra time.
Mourinho’s aim now is only to win the Premier League title and they got a big chance of doing that , as they actually stand first with 63 points on 27 matches – having 5 more points than the runner ups , Manchester City.
“We have closed the chapter on the Champions League,” said Mourinho. “If you want to speak about the Champions League then you need to go to Wenger or Pellegrini because they are still in the Champions League.
Chelsea manager José Mourinho predicts his side will go on to win the Premier League title after their Champions League exit at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.
“We are not in the Champions League. We played eight matches, we lost zero, we couldn’t win through to the quarter-finals, so we are out of the Champions League. We failed in a knockout game.” he said.
The Portuguese will make some changes at the starting line up from the last match. Felipe Luis will replace César Azpilicueta as the Spaniard left back is tired since he played 120 minutes in the midweek clash against PSG. Gary Cahill will be replaced from Kurt Zouma as he will complete the defensive line alongside John Terry and Ivanovic. In the midfield the only change will be on the right wing as Cuadrado is more favorited to start instead of Willian.
Possible line up : Courtois,Felipe Luis, Terry, Zouma, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Matic, Hazard, Oscar, Cuadrado, Diego Costa.
Southampton is running in a bad form of results lately as they have scored only twice in their last 6 games.The Saints have dropped to 7th position, their lowest position since August 2014.
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman previews Sunday’s Premier League match at Chelsea.
Southampton manager, Ronaldo Koeman admits that he is jealous about Premier League bigger clubs, like Chelsea.”They have the best players, the most money.They have all players of international quality in their squads.” – stated Koeman/
“It’s always a bit jealous for the rest of the teams. Everton did it one time, Swansea went close to that and now we are close, but it’s not easy to reach finally that high position between the big ones.
“We know that, but we try and we can’t do any more.”
The Saints have no injuries problems as Toby Alderweireld returns to the starting line up alongside Bertrand who will face his former club. Pelle will be the only one in Southampton attack, even though he failed to find the net on his last 11 games.
Possible line up : Forster, Bertrand, Alderweireld, Fonte, Clyne, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Mane, Duricic, Tadic, Pelle.