Chelsea vs Southampton: John Terry is desperately needed, Mane, Tadic and Pelle could pull Chelsea apart

FANS' VIEW: Supporters of the sides involved at Stamford Bridge this weekend offer their thoughts

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Ahead of the Premier League meeting between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge this weekend, we caught up with a couple of fans for their take on the match...

Chelsea fan - Kavan Flavius

We seemed to be regaining a bit of form, winning three games in a row, but last weekend’s trip to St. James’ Park stopped us in our stride. Now to play host to Southampton on Saturday, a fixture which proved rather difficult for us last season, I’m hoping we can get back to winning ways and get a rare win under our belts.

Confidence could be low after the defeat to Porto on Tuesday, and changes are needed to help us restore some semblance of form. We are lacking leadership on the pitch and the defence is an absolute mess. We desperately need John Terry back in the side, as his defensive organization has always been key to our success.

As difficult as it may be for Mourinho, he should also consider dropping Ivanovic. I don’t see Chelsea coming out of this one with three points, but I remain hopeful that we won't leave empty handed. I predict a 1-1.

 

Southampton fan - Dane Emery

After a slow and frankly disappointing start to the season, we have started to pick up some form and we have scored nine goals in victories over MK Dons and Swansea in the build up to the trip to Chelsea this weekend.

Ryan Bertrand returned to the side for the Swansea game and should start on his return to Stamford Bridge, while Virgil van Dijk will continue to partner Jose Fonte in central defence. The Dutchman has looked excellent since his deadline day move from Celtic. It may be a week too early for Jordy Clasie, but the midfielder isn't too far away from making his Premier League debut.

Our front three of Sadio Mane, Dusan Tadic and Graziano Pelle look as dangerous as ever and could thrive on the counter against a vulnerable looking Chelsea side. The pressure is on  Mourinho's side and I'm going to be optimistic by predicting that we can capitalise on their poor form and pull off a shock. I'm going for a 3-1 away win.

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