Chelsea would hope to continue their recent form under Guus Hiddink as they take on Southampton in a crucial tie at St. Mary’s. Ahead of the kick-off, take a look at official Southampton vs Chelsea Team News.

Manager Guus Hiddink confirmed that John Terry is still not fit to play tonight so the Ivanovic-Cahill partnership will continue in central defense with Baba Rahman and Azpilicueta to play at full-backs.

Chelsea starting XI – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic (c), Baba Rahman; Mikel, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa

Subs – Begovic, Matic, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Traore, Remy

Southampton starting XI – Forster, Cedric, Clasie, Fonte, Long, Davis, Romeu, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Austin, Targett

Subs – Stekelenburg, Yoshida, Mane, Tadic, Martina, Ward-Prowse, Pelle

I must say, Ronald Koeman has surprised everyone with his team selection tonight. He has benched his big-guns Mane, Pelle & Tadic while Chelsea have started with their strongest team.

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