Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Chelsea will be aiming to build on a routine 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town when they welcome Southampton at their Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues aim to keep their hopes of winning the domestic trophy alive and we predict they will adopt an attack-minded approach in the football match against Southampton. Willian impressed in the 3-1 triumph over the Terriers in midweek and the Brazil international is widely expected to keep his place in the starting XI. The Saints, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 4-1 loss to Leicester City in front of home fans on Matchday 17, thus they are low on confidence ahead of the trip to London. It is well known that Chelsea are a real force to be reckoned with at home; Antonio Conte’s men are on a four-game winning run at their Stamford Bridge and home win should be considered.
Highlighted Player (David Luiz):
The Brazilian defender David Luiz started his football career in the youth in Vitoria, one of the five oldest football clubs of Brazil. Luiz makes his debut in 2005 in the club\'s first team and will continue to play football until 2007. In 2007, the Portuguese Benfica gets David to Europe where he is the substitute of Ricardo Rocha. He first comes on loan, later Benfica takes him finally over. From the 2009-2010 season Luiz becomes a fixture and one sees that it has achieved a class defender at home. The Portuguese give him a new contract with a fixed transfer fee for interested clubs from 50 million euros. David Luiz plays from 2006 to 2010 in Benefica. In 2010,with this club, he becomes champion in Portugal. In both 2009 and 2010 the Taca Da Liga is won, the second Portuguese Cup competition. In October 2011, the English Chelsea makes a bid of 25 million euros on the defender. A transfer that Benfica (despite Luiz contracted price of 50 million)cannot deny. Although David Luiz not immediately gets a starting position, he is, with 20 league games and 11 matches in the Championsleague in the 2011-2012 season, hugely important for the team. Luiz also won the Champions League that year. From the 2012-2013 season, Luiz is a basicplayer for Chelsea. He knows the club that season does not overwinter in the Champions League but manages to win the Europa League. In the 2013-2014 season he played 34 official matches for Chelsea eight in the Champions League. In the Premier League the club finishes third in the Champions League Londoners in the semi-finals to be eliminated by Atletico Madrid (3-1).
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.