Chelsea v Southampton
What will please Southampton supporters with new boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is his team are having a real go. For those who aren’t among the best in the league, there’s nothing worse than not having a go.
Southampton are going to be OK with him in charge because they will win games. It’s understandable conceding a handful of goals against the top teams; the key to staying in this league is beating the others.
Chelsea are a good, hardened side - they know what to do to win. They now sit five points above Arsenal in fourth but, despite the decent gap, the Champions League positions are not a foregone conclusion. Arsenal bully teams below them and can win half-a-dozen games on the bounce.
That top-five contest will run and run, and won’t be done until very late.
Lawro’s prediction: 2-0
Yatez’s prediction: 3-0
- After hitting the buffers head on, fire up their engine and leave the sidings with a narrow (1 goal) victory
- are knackered after playing no-one remarkable yet stumble and stroll to a 2+ goal victory
- bore draw ()
- score draw
- strut about and score a handful without reply
- are stuck on the buffers yet manage to stoke the engine a little but fall to a narrow defeat