20:45 Chelsea – Southampton

Chelsea returned on winning path after defeat to Manchester United in the last league match. They managed to beat Tottenham at Wembley during the weekend and booked their place in the FA Cup final. Willian was double scorer in the first half, while Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic scored for the Blues in the second half. Tottenham scored two goals on that match. Chelsea showed great performance against their title rivals which is good for players confidence in front of the end of the season. The gap with the second placed Tottenham is just four points at the moment. The actual form is not at best level as they have lost two from the last four league matches. Chelsea have six matches to the end of the season and everything is possible. Tottenham have good series in the last period and won seven matches in a row, so the victory on this match is important for Chelsea to keep the gap with them. Gary Cahill missed the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham due to illness and remains doubtful against Southampton. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa didn’t play in the first half against Tottenham, but they are expected to come back into the starting lineup.
Probable starting lineups: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, Diego Costa

Southampton have collected seven points in April. They managed to beat Crystal Palace (3:1) and West Bromwich Albion (1:0), while played a goalless draw with Bournemouth. The Saints lost 3:0 to Manchester City in the last round. They currently sit on the 9th position with 40 points. Their ambition for Europa League is unattainable in this season as the gap with the last European spot is huge 17 points. Southampton have a disappointing Europa League campaign, defeat in a cup final in March and without motivation will end the Premier League season. Oriol Romeu will be back in the squad after suspension. Alex McCarthy, Virgil van Dijk and Matt Targett remain out due to injuries, while Charlie Austin is doubtful.
Probable starting lineups: Forster, Soares, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Davis, Redmond, Gabbiadini, Boufal

Chelsea won against Southampton in the last mutual match and the Blues are big favorites in front of this match. Six from the last seven league matches which Chelsea played ended with Over 2.5 goals, same as the last FA cup match against Tottenham when Chelsea scored four goals and conceded two. I expect an interesting and high scoring match at Stamford Bridge.

Tip: 3+ (Over 2.5 Goals)
Odds: 1.80
Result: 1:2