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How Chelsea and Southampton could look as Lampard makes Kante decision

first_imgChelsea are beginning to hit their straps under new manager Frank Lamard having had three straight wins in all competitions and they could extend that run on Sunday.The Blues face Southampton at St Mary’s following their midweek 2-1 win over Lille in the Champions League. Getty Images – Getty What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship statement Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network this Saturday, including Brighton vs Tottenham (12:30pm) How Southampton could line-up against Chelsea on target 3 stalemate For Southampton, Cedric Soares got injured in the warm-up before their defeat to Tottenham and is unlikely to be back for the match on Sunday.Moussa Djenepo has missed the Saints’ last three games and looks set to miss the match at the St Mary’s too, which will be a blow to manager Ralph Hassenhuttl.How Southampton could line-up against Chelsea Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman How Chelsea could line-up against Southampton appointed Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more latest 3 Mount may be used in an attacking three alongside Tammy Abraham, who has scored seven goals in the Premier League, and Willian.Kante was able to play the full 90 minutes against Lille and it will be hoped he can start again on Sunday.In his pre-match press conference, Lampard said: “In terms of the injury he is fine. That is just a call that I am going to have to make.”Emerson is not expected to be back until after the international break and Andreas Christensen is likely to return to the side in place of Kurt Zouma.How Chelsea could look against Southampton targets Buildlineup.com Lampard has been buoyed by the return of Callum Hudson-Odoi and Reece James from injury over the past fortnight but may not be risked with a full 90 minutes in the Premier League.The Chelsea manager has plenty of selection headaches all over the pitch as they seem to be hitting their stride.Mason Mount was used in a deeper role against Brighton but with Kante back he is likely to be pushed further forward.Christian Pulisic is still struggling to impress since joining the club while Callum Hudson-Odoi continues to push for a place in the starting XI. Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ rookie error Buildlineup.com Kante started for Chelsea against Lille BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img

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