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Chelsea vs Southampton: Premier League start time, live, TV

Antonio Conte may have ruled his side out of the title race, but the Blues still have plenty to play for heading into the hectic festive period

Chelsea will be hoping for some festive cheer at Stamford Bridge on Saturday when they welcome Southampton to west London.

The Blues have been a little up and down of late, with a disappointing derby defeat to West Ham followed by a comfortable victory on the road at Huddersfield.

Chelsea vs Southampton: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

Chelsea bounced back from defeat to beat Huddersfield in midweek but Antonio Conte insists the title race remains over ahead of Southampton visiting on Saturday.

The Blues beat the Terriers with ease on Tuesday, and without record signing Alvaro Morata, but remain 14 points off champions-elect Manchester City.

Southampton came within minutes of beating Arsenal at the weekend before shipping four goals at home to Leicester City. Who will turn up at Stamford Bridge on Saturday?

Scroll down for NEW GERSY's comprehensive preview...

Start time
Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, December 16.

TV and live online coverage
The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK. You can follow all the build-up and action from 6.45pm with New Gersy blog.

Team news

Alvaro Morata is available again after missing Tuesday's win at Huddersfield through fatigue and with a back problem.

Defender David Luiz is continuing his rehabilitation from inflammation on his knee and remains out.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu.

Mauricio Pellegrino has a fully fit squad to choose from. Cedric Soares came through unscathed against Leicester on Wednesday after returning from a hamstring injury and is likely to keep his place.

But Pellegrino has suggested he will make changes at Stamford Bridge as Saints look to bounce back from their humiliating 4-1 defeat to the Foxes.

Provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Taylor, Soares, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Gardos, Pied, McQueen, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Austin, Long, Gabbiadini.

Predicted line-ups
Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard; Morata

Southampton starting XI: Forster; Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg; Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond; Austin

More Details:

Chelsea VS Southampton
Stamford Bridge
3pm on Saturday
16 Dec. 2017
Premier League

Chelsea 1-0 Southampton

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