Southampton vs Chelsea LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more from tonight’s Premier League

Thomas Tuchel respects Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton welcome Chelsea to St Mary’s Stadium tonight as they try to recover from their 1-0 defeat by Manchester United in the Premier League. Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men put in an encouraging performance against the Red Devils and perhaps deserved more of the game, so they’re hoping to reach that level against the Blues tonight.

The Saints need their forward line to be more clinical in front of goal after missing multiple chances in their last game. They’ve scored five goals in four league games this season but all four points come from lost positions, but with Chelsea struggling for consistency in those early games that first goal could have a big impact on today’s result.

Two goals from Raheem Sterling, signed in the summer – his first for the club – ensured Chelsea overcame Conor Gallagher’s red card and slipped past Leicester City 2-1 last time out. That win was followed by a 3-0 defeat by Leeds, with the Blues still lacking form this season. Chelsea are also expected to be active in the final days of the transfer window as Thomas Tuchel continues to look to improve his squad after such a patchy start to the season.

Follow all the action from St Mary’s when Southampton host Chelsea for midweek Premier League action:

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Ralph Hasenhuttl is convinced that Che Adams fits Southampton’s attacking model

Ralph Hasenhuttl is confident Che Adams will bring the attacking prowess Southampton need when they take on Chelsea on Tuesday night.

Adams started in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by Manchester United after the Scotland international’s brace off the bench made the difference in the 2-1 win over Leicester.

Adams had plenty of chances in the hard-fought United game but his boss wasn’t overly concerned with his striker’s inability to find the finishing touches.

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Tuchel on Hasenhüttl

Thomas Tuchel spoke about meeting Ralph Hasenhüttl again and what it’s like to compete with someone you’ve known for a long time.

The “rivalry” between Tuchel and Hasenhüttl – if you can call it that – dates back to their days in the Bundesliga, when the Chelsea boss managed Borussia Dortmund and Hasenhüttl coached RB Leipzig.

“I have a lot of respect for Ralph, we’ve often played against each other,” said Tuchel: “He’s a very nice person, a very good coach. His fingerprints are all over that team at Southampton every year.

“Before the game he will be very friendly, but during the game he will not only be friendly to us, not make mistakes, he is a competitor like us, we will fight it, but always with fair play, and it’s better it to do on the sidelines than in the stands.”

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Southampton versus Chelsea

Chelsea have scored 44 goals away from Southampton and only on their trips to Tottenham (51) have they scored more often against a single opponent away from home.

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Thomas Tuchel still wants more Chelsea signings before the transfer window closes

Thomas Tuchel has admitted Chelsea still need more signings in the final days of the transfer window.

Wesley Fofana is expected to complete a transfer of at least £70million from Leicester to Chelsea, with the Frenchman sitting out the Blues’ 2-1 win over the Foxes on Saturday.

Chelsea are still pushing for a deal to bring Barcelona’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Stamford Bridge while also pushing Everton’s Anthony Gordon.

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Southampton versus Chelsea

Chelsea have scored in each of their last 17 Premier League away games against Southampton – the longest scoring streak by one side away from another in the history of the competition.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s only win in seven meetings with Thomas Tuchel was a 1-0 win by RB Leipzig against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in September 2016.

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Saints have turned down a £21m offer for United target Cody Gakpo

Southampton have tried to sign Manchester United target Cody Gakpo.

The Saints have seen their £21m bid for the PSV winger rejected.

United have been linked with Gakpo in recent weeks but it seems interest has waned amid a deal with Ajax over star winger Antony.

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Hasenhuttl draws positives from Man Utd loss

Southampton manager Ralph Hasnehuttl is taking positives from his side’s defeat by Manchester United at the weekend, when they were at times the better, more aggressive and more dominant team.

“We need the same effort, the same performance and then hopefully a different result.” he said, “[Chelsea] are a great team, we all know what quality they have.”

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Southampton vs Chelsea early team news

Long-absent Valentino Livramento, who is continuing his recovery from knee surgery, is the only player unavailable for Southampton. Ralph Hasenhuttl is expected to name a similar starting XI to the one that took on Manchester United on Saturday.

Chelsea midfielder Conor Gallagher is suspended after being sent off against Leicester but centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is returning after a one-game ban.

N’Golo Kante is still out with a hamstring injury and Mateo Kovacic is not fit enough to start but could come on later in the game.

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Tuchel prepared for the “intensive” Southampton

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is back in the dugout tonight after missing games due to his altercations with Antonio Conte during the Tottenham clash.

The Blues manager says he watched Southampton play Manchester United and expects a tough encounter full of intensity tonight.

“I had the opportunity to watch the game live because they played ahead of us and our matches were over,” said Tuchel.

“I saw a very strong team from Southampton. They had a big turnaround at Leicester to win the game. You could see they gained a lot of confidence in the game against Manchester United.

“They conceded, but they had a lot of touches in the penalty area, a lot of shots, they were very mobile up front.

“What you can always expect at Southampton is a physical game, a running game, a high-intensity game. We need to recover well and be well prepared to have a chance to repeat what we did last season.”

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Callum Hudson-Odoi leaves Chelsea to spend the season on loan at Bayer Leverkusen

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will be on loan for the season at German club Bayer Leverkusen, it has been confirmed.

The 21-year-old has been an unused substitute in each of Chelsea’s last three Premier League games and should not feature in manager Thomas Tuchel’s plans this season.

Chelsea retain the option to recall their academy graduate in January, but the Stamford Bridge club are hoping to finalize moves for strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Anthony Gordon before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

Hudson-Odoi was on the verge of a move to Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund last summer, while Bayern Munich also tried to sign the England international earlier in his career.

Despite staying in England and making 21 starts for Chelsea last season, the winger had often struggled for consistent playing time after making his debut for the club in 2018.

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