Opta Stats: Chelsea v Southampton

Will Chelsea be celebrating after their match will Southampton on Sunday?
Will Chelsea be celebrating after their match will Southampton on Sunday?

Just two points separates third-placed Chelsea and Southampton in fifth. Opta reveals who'll want it more.

"Mauricio Pochettino’s side have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top division (35)."

Under 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.

Frank Lampard has scored four goals in his last five Barclays Premier League appearances against Southampton. Lampard is 3.3512/5 to score.

Rickie Lambert scored in both Barclays Premier League appearances against Chelsea last season. Lambert is 4.03/1 to add to his tally.

This is Southampton's best ever start to a Premier League campaign, surpassing the 17 points they had earned after 12 games in 2003-04. You can lay Chelsea at 1.635/8.

Chelsea have an identical Premier League record this season to the one they had in the opening 12 games under Roberto di Matteo last season (W7 D3 L2) who was sacked after 12 games. They are 1.625/8 to make it win number eight.

Southampton have scored just five goals in their last nine Premier League away games, and not more than once in a single match in that run. Chelsea are 2.285/4 to keep a clean sheet.

Saints have conceded just seven goals in their last 11 Premier League away matches. A Southampton clean sheet is 6.411/2.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have allowed their opponents fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the top division (35). Under 2.5 goals is 2.0421/20.

Chelsea have lost none of their last 15 Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (W12 D3 L0). They are 2.486/4 to win half-time/full-time.

Chelsea have scored eight goals in the final 15 minutes of matches, more than any other team in the top flight this season. The half-time draw/full-time Chelsea double result is 4.94/1.

Southampton have scored six headed goals in the Premier League, the joint-most in the top flight along with Liverpool. Rickie Lambert is 11.010/1 to score first.

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