Southampton vs Chelsea LIVE: Battle of the ex-Bundesliga bosses as Thomas Tuchel takes his unbeaten Blues to face Ralph Hasenhuttl’s strugglers on the south coast
- Chelsea are yet to lose a game under their new manager Thomas Tuchel
- Today he faces a familiar foe in Ralph Hasenhuttl, who he knows from Germany
- Of their four previous meetings in the Bundesliga, Tuchel has won three
- Latest Premier League news, including fixtures and results
- Premier League table – as it stands
Familiar foes go head-to-head for today’s early Premier League kick-off, as Ralph Hasenhuttl meets Thomas Tuchel for the first time on English soil.
The two former Bundesliga bosses met four times during their time in the German top flight, with Tuchel coming out on top on three occasions.
Now, two teams with very differing recent fortunes are set to do battle. Chelsea are undefeated since Tuchel’s arrival, with Southampton have experienced a miserable losing run recently under Hasenhuttl’s guidance.
Earlier in the campaign when these sides last met, a thrilling 3-3 draw played out with twists and turns aplenty.
For all today’s action, live from St Mary’s, stay tuned with Sportsmail’s KISHAN VAGHELA for live EPL coverage of Southampton vs Chelsea, including scoreline, lineups and build-up.
Salisu replaces Kyle Walker-Peters in the XI and there is still no Theo Walcott.
Four changes from Tuchel, with Kante, Mendy, Zouma and James coming in.
Two very contrasting sides meet today at St Mary’s for this afternoon’s lunchtime kick-off.
Chelsea have won all but one of their matches under Thomas Tuchel, while the Saints have lost six successive league matches for the first time ever.
So can Chelsea close the gap on Manchester United and Leicester? Or will the hosts get back to winning ways?
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