After Sunday's match, the Premier League season will have reached the midway point. Chelsea need to win against surprising Southampton to assure that they still sit atop the table when they next take the pitch in 2015.
After an impressive showing against West Ham on Friday, I think most fans expected a relatively similar squad to take the pitch against the Saints. Here's the group that Jose Mourinho has selected:
Team v Southampton: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Matic, Mikel; Schurrle, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 28, 2014
Substitutes v Southampton: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Willian, Remy, Drogba. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) December 28, 2014
Meanwhile, Southampton will go with the following:
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