• By Paul Lagan

Chelsea v Southampton - THE TEAMS


Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has retained the false nine for the game against the Saints.

Alvaro Morata, back from illness that forced the tactical change at Huddersfield, is on the bench, while Eden Hazard players upfront.

Chelsea: Courtois, Alonso, Kante, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Morata, Zappacosta, Batshuayi

Southampton: Forster, Soares, Yosihda, Stephens, Hoedt, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Gabbiadini, Bertrand, Redmond, Hojbjerg Subs: Mccarthy, Davis, Austin, Tadic, Van Dijk, Lemina, Boufal

Referee: Roger East