UK time is: 17:19:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Chelsea vs. Southampton

Stamford Bridge

Weds 16th Jan


Saints Visit Chelsea

On Saturday 5th January Saints hosted Chelsea in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. The game went well for Saints for half an hour before the Blues began to take control. In the end Saints were well beaten losing 5-1.

Now we travel to Stamford Bridge to face a team that is making the scoring of goals look easier all the time. Occasional blips aside Chelsea will be expecting a top four finish and they have a midfield to drool over.

The game will be hard but we will be going there looking to win. Whether we do or not might depend on them losing their scoring boots or us showing remarkable defensive qualities that we have not yet seen.

We can hope for the latter and with Artur Boruc showing improved form with every game maybe we can nick something from the game. Even if the bookies say not possible.

Vital Quotes:

Chelsea Team News:

Chelsea may bring back Demba Ba and John Terry could start as he nears full fitness.

Player to watch: Juan Mata

Mata is a player that makes everything look so simple.

Southampton Team News:

Adam Lallana, Jose Fonte and now Luke Short are probably out. Though Luke may be back soon. Guly has been ill and may also be a doubt.

Player to watch: Artur Boruc

A lot will be expected from our keeper and he will certainly be kept busy.

Match Facts & Stats

These two teams have met 44 times at the Bridge. Chelsea winning 20, drawing 12 and losing 12.

Ref Watch:

REFEREE Michael Oliver LINESMEN S Burt & P Kirkup 4TH OFFICIAL H Webb

Match Prediction:

Sadly I can only see one outcome. Chelsea 3 - 1

Next Fixtures:

Sun 20 Jan 2013 - Premier League
Chelsea v Arsenal 13:30

Mon 21 Jan 2013 - Premier League
Southampton v Everton 20:00

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 14 2013

Time: 7:53PM

Your Comments

Oi!! You sposed to be saying we will do a job on the Blues. Not tell us it is a waste of time going up ther.
i say it as I see it. You just have to study the Chelsea bench against ours. That's without comparing the starting elevens. We could win and I will be over the moon but I will be happy enough with a better showing than we had at ours.
SFC Forever
If we could keep it to below a 2 goal margin so that we don't drop a place in the table I'd be happy
Most people will be expecting an easy Chelsea win but I got a hunch we will have a say in that.

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Wesley Sneijder Rumours Grow (Thursday December 18 2014)

Koeman Not Happy With Clough Behaviour (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Southampton Weren't Good Enough (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Stats: Sheffield U v Southampton (Tuesday December 16 2014)

JWP Pleased To Be Back (Sunday December 14 2014)

Fonte - Be Counted In The Cup (Sunday December 14 2014)

Koeman Rues Missed Chances Once More (Sunday December 14 2014)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Vital Saint 28
2. Rex Vulgaris 18
3. WillT 9

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Man City 16 11 3 2 19 36
3. Man Utd 16 9 4 3 12 31
4. West Ham 16 8 4 4 8 28
5. Southampton 16 8 2 6 12 26
6. Arsenal 16 7 5 4 9 26
7. Spurs 16 7 3 6 -2 24
8. Newcastle 16 6 5 5 -4 23

Breaking League News

Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00
Hammers v Leicester, Most Important Match So Far
West Ham : 18/12/2014 17:06:00
West Ham`s Downing on Europe!
West Ham : 18/12/2014 16:59:00
Spurs MotM v Newcastle? (League Cup)
Spurs : 18/12/2014 15:34:00
City v Crystal Palace - How Will It Go?
Man City : 18/12/2014 15:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

COC - Sheff U MotM
Suggested By:  Vital Saint
Forster 1%
Clyne 0%
Fonte 0%
Gardos 0%
Targett 0%
Schneiderlin 0%
Wanyama 0%
Mane 0%
Ward-Prowse 33%
Bertrand 0%
Long 0%
Sub - Isgrove 0%
Sub - Mayuka 66%
Sub - Alderweireld 0%