Chelsea Predicted XI: We predict Chelsea manager Frank Lampard’s starting XI as they host Southampton this afternoon.

It’s been an up and down start to the season for Chelsea, who have put in some fantastic performances, but also endured some disappointing results.

One of those recent difficult matches was the poor display away at Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup which saw the Blues lose on penalties against Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.

However, Lampard’s boys bounced back well against Crystal Palace just before the international break and will be hoping to do so again against the Sains this afternoon.

Today’s opponents will certainly put up a fight, with the South-coast side making a decent start to their 2020/21 campaign and will be hoping for a result today.

Here we predict Chelsea’s starting XI…

Goalkeeper:

For all their stellar summer signings, the goalkeeper position has been most talked about at Stamford Bridge this campaign. Lampard has reacted to Kepa’s poor performances and signed Edouard Mendy from Ligue 1 side Rennes. However his new goalkeeper sustained an injury playing for his country Sengal, meaning Lampard will most likely play Willy Caballero in net.

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