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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.

Team News 

CHELSEA

  • 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.

SOUTHAMPTON

  • 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

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 Metro reports Chelsea interest on Charlie Austin

Chelsea  would like sign the  QPR striker Charlie Austin if  Loic Remy leaves the city before the beginning of next season  as the strikers would stay in London or basically in South of the country.

The price could be  around  £15m pound  means he will be contended between Southampton, West Ham and Chelsea, leaving Crystal Palace out of this list. Even Newcastle seems interested in Austin, but  the desire of the striker of not moving too far from where he is wil cost them a lot to aquire him even they are offering £12m at  the moment.

In fact,  Austin  is aware about teams are offering but he is still undecided  for the right choose. The  performance showed this year  with the Queens Park Rangers with who socre 18 goals and served 5 assist in 35 matches boosted up his fame.

Remy possibilities on leaving Chelsea are quite high as the arrival of Falcao  made a worser situation for him, reported a lack in the team  and  Mourinho might like replace him.

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It looks like that Jose Mourinho has set itself the goal of bringing at Stamford Bridge, at least one player of Atletico. Even if  Diego Simeone stated today that Koke and Godin will not leave  Vincente Calderon it looks like that Alderwereld’s transfer remains an open question.

According to Daily Star, Chelsea began their efforts to acquire Belgian player. After a great season on loan at Southampton, Jose Mourinho has defined the player as one of its main objectives during this transfer window.

The Special One must remember, however, that Southampton has the priority. However, Mourinho has something or better say someone Simeone who‘d love to see again in his team – Filipe Luis. Brazilian player leaves no doubt that he is only waiting for a return to the Spanish capital. And it gives Mourinho advantage in negotiations regarding Toby Alderweireld.

 Not so long ago the player himself said that he would be really happy to stay in England for another season.  And it seems that the more clear signal he could not give.

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