Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge in a crucial clash for the Premier League title race, with kick-off scheduled for 7:45PM BST tonight.
- Gary Cahill has recovered and is expected to feature against Saints, despite also Nathan Ake could be given another chance;
- Eden Hazard and striker Diego Costa will likely start tonight after coming off the bench in the FA Cup Semifinal at Wembley last Saturday.
- Oriol Romeu is finally back following a two-match suspension;
- Matt Targett (hamstring) and Charlie Austin (shoulder) have been ruled out from the clash as they will return to training this week
- Sam McQueen is still on doubt but was selected in Southampton’s provisional squad.
- Also Virgil van Dijk (foot) and Alex McCarthy (hamstring) remain absent.
Predicted Line Ups
Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Ake; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard; Costa
Southampton (4-2-3-1): Forster, Cedric, Stephens, Yoshida, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Tadic, Redmond, Gabbiadini