Southampton vs Chelsea team news: Jose Mourinho makes three changes

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Joe Mourinho has made three changes to his Chelsea team from Boxing Day's 2-0 win over West Ham for today's trip to Southampton, bringing in Filipe Luis, John Obi Mikel and Andre Schurrle.

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Cesar Azpilcueta, Willian and Oscar all miss out.

For fourth-placed Southampton, manager Ronald Koeman has made four changes to the team who beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Boxing Day.

The Blues are currently three points ahead of second-placed Manchester City, who travel to Burnley today.

Southampton: Forster, Yoshida, Fonte, Alderweireld, Targett, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadić, Mané, Pellè.

Subs: K. Davis (GK), Gardos, Long, Ward-Prowse, Isgrove, Reed, McCarthy.

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Matic, Mikel, Schurrle, Fabregas, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Willian, Remy, Drogba.