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Chelsea vs Southampton EFL Cup Tips - Blues tipped to progress
- Chelsea vs Southampton predictions for Tuesday’s EFL Cup match
- The Round of 16 clash will be played at Stamford Bridge (7.45pm BST)
- Chelsea have won by 4+ goals their last 2 home matches
- Will we see another big win for the Blues in London?
- Preview, tips, stats & team news
Trevoh Chalobah (Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
Chelsea welcome Southampton at Stamford Bridge for the second time this season, this time in the Round of 16 of the EFL Cup (Carabao Cup).
The Blues downed Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side 3-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last October 2 with goals from Trevoh Chalobah and two late strikes from Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell.
Thomas Tuchel’s side come into this on the back of Saturday’s 7-0 Premier League victory over Norwich, which keeps them top of the table. Mason Mount registered a hat-trick to lead the onslaught.
Chelsea needed penalties to defeat Aston Villa in the third round of the EFL Cup, following a 1-1 draw in 90 minutes.
It is perhaps worth remembering that the Blues have fallen at this stage of the competition in four of the last six seasons, including each of the last two.
Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku are injured while N'Golo Kanté and Christian Pulisic are close to returning from injury.
Like Villa, the Saints return to the Bridge after being beaten in the Premier League a few weeks previously.
The Saints, who drew 2-2 with Burnley at St Mary’s on Saturday – their fifth draw in the top tier this season – thrashed Newport 8-0 away in the second round.
They then went through on penalties at Bramall Lane, having been held to a 2-2 draw by Sheffield United in the third round.
Jack Stephens and Mohamed Elyounoussi are injured while James Ward-Prowse remains suspended.
Chelsea have won this competition five times – the last coming in 2015 – while Southampton reached the final twice, including when beaten by current holders Manchester City four years ago.
Saints have only managed to win three of their previous 27 meetings against the Blues, the last of those coming in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day 2019.
Chelsea have progressed from both of their League Cup ties against Southampton, the most recent coming at this stage in 1997-98 – the Blues prevailing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge en route to lifting the trophy.
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