Opta Stats: Southampton v Chelsea

Can Mark Hughes inspire Southampton when they take on Chelsea?
Can Mark Hughes inspire Southampton when they take on Chelsea?
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A Southampton side fighting against relegation host a Chelsea team hanging onto fifth place. Opta presents the vital statistics.

"Charlie Austin has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances at St Mary’s, though he’s not played there since December."

Austin is [3.8] to score.

Southampton have only won one of their nine Premier League games against Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium (D2 L6), winning 2-1 in March 2013 thanks to goals from Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert. They are [4.6] to claim a surprise win.

Only Manchester United (10) have won more away games at St Mary's Stadium in all competitions than Chelsea have (7). Chelsea are [1.92] to win.

Chelsea have won their last four league games against Southampton - they've never won five in a row against them. They are [1.4] in the Draw No Bet market.

Since the start of 2016-17, Southampton have failed to win any of their 22 Premier League matches against sides starting the day in the top six (D8 L14). The draw is [3.75].

Chelsea have won only one of their last four Premier League games in which they've scored first (D1 L2) - prior to this, they'd won 22 games consecutively when scoring first. The Chelsea half-time/draw full-time double result is [14.5].

Similarly, Southampton have now failed to win any of their last six Premier League games when scoring first (D4 L2), losing last time out away at Arsenal despite taking the lead. Chelsea are [10.5] to win from behind.

Mark Hughes has lost his last four games against Chelsea as a manager (all with Stoke), with his sides conceding 15 goals in that run. Chelsea are [3.0] to win half-time/full-time.

However, Hughes could become the third manager to beat Chelsea in the Premier League with four different clubs (after Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce), having previously beaten them with Blackburn, Manchester City and Stoke City. Southampton are [3.35] Draw No Bet.

Cesar Azpilicueta and Álvaro Morata have now combined for seven Premier League goals this season - in only one previous season have two Chelsea players combined for more (Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba in 2005-06, 8). Morata is [2.6] to score.

Charlie Austin has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances at St Mary's, though he's not played there since December. Austin is [3.8] to score.

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