EFL Cup 2021-22: Chelsea vs Southampton prediction and betting tips (October 26)
Chelsea got a 3-1 victory against Southampton in their Premier League meeting this season. Will the Blues get a win against the Saints and qualify for the next stage of the EFL Cup?
Mason Mount (Chelsea) scored 3 league goals this season
Mason Mount (Chelsea) scored 3 league goals this season
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

Chelsea will host Southampton in Round four of the English Football League Cup.

The match will start at 6:45 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 26 October 2021. The match venue is Stamford Bridge, London. Below you will find betting tips and match prediction for Chelsea vs Southampton (October 26) in the Round 4 of the English Football League Cup.

Chelsea vs Southampton (October 26) latest odds on betting sites

Chelsea are the favourites in this tie and have their winning odds placed at 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional). Southampton, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 7.00 (+600; 6/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.75 (+375; 15/4).

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Chelsea — 67%, draw — 21%, Southampton— 12%.

Latest betting odds on Chelsea vs Southampton (26 October 2021):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
  • Asian handicap (-1.00) on Chelsea — 1.82 (-122; 41/50)
  • Asian handicap (+1.00) on Southampton — 2.20 (+120; 6/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.05 (+105; 21/20)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 1.70 (-143; 7/10)

Chelsea vs Southampton (October 26) match preview and stats

The Blues won on penalties against Aston Villa to qualify for the fourth round of the EFL Cup after playing 1-1 in normal time. Timo Werner opened the scoreline in the 54th minute with a nice header into the back of the net.

Cameron Archer levelled the scoreline in the 64th minute with a thumping header into the roof net. Penalty misses from Nakamba and Young ensured Chelsea proceed to the next round after winning 4-3 on penalties.

Chelsea thrashed Norwich by seven goals to nil in their last game against Norwich City. Mason Mount opened the scoreline in the eighth minute as he smashed the ball into the back of the net. Callum Hudson-Odoi scored the second goal of the game with a nice finish from Kovacic’s pass. Recee James got his goal before halftime as he dunk the ball over the goalkeeper.

Ben Chilwell made it 4-0 as he smashed the ball into the bottom right-hand corner. Max Aarons deflected an Odoi’s cross into the back of the net as the Blues lead 5-0. Chelsea were awarded a penalty in the 83rd minute as Krul saved Mount’s penalty but he was ordered to retake the penalty as Krul was off his line. Mount made it 6-0 from the spot after retaking the penalty.

Mason Mount got his hat-trick as he finished Loftus-Cheek cut back from close range. Chelsea are currently top of the Premier League table with 22 points and have scored 23 goals while conceding the fewest goals (3).

Chelsea team news: Christian Pulisic is injured and out of the game. N’golo Kante is a doubt for the game with a muscle injury. Romelu Lukaku is unavailable with an ankle injury. Timo Werner got injured in their Champions League game against Malmo and is out of the game.

Southampton won on penalties against Sheffield United to qualify for round four of the EFL Cup. Enda Stevens opened the scoreline with a nice finish into the back of the net. Ibrahima Salisu levelled the scoreline in the 22nd minute with a nice header. Mohammed Salisu doubled their lead with a shot into the centre of the goal. McBurnie made it 2-2 in the 65th minute with a top finish inside the box. Southampton won 4-2 on penalties and will face Chelsea.

The Saints drew their last game against Burnley as they are 16th in the Premier League. Maxwel Cornet opened the scoreline with a thumping header from close range. Livramento levelled the scoreline with a nice header before halftime. Broja put the Saints ahead in the 50th minute as he powered home a shot from a tight angle. Cornet levelled the scoreline with a stunning strike from 20 yards. Southampton have conceded 12 goals in the league this season.

Southampton team news: Jack Stephens is out of the game with a knee injury.

Chelsea vs Southampton H2H

Chelsea have won two of their last five meetings with Aston Villa.

Both teams have scored in four of the last five games between both teams.

Chelsea won 3-1 in the last meeting between both teams.

Chelsea vs Southampton (October 26) key players and lineups

Chelsea projected starting lineup:

  • Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Malang Sarr
  • Andreas Christensen
  • Trevoh Chalobah
  • Ben Chilwell
  • Recee James
  • Saul Niguez
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi
  • Mason Mount
  • Kai Havertz

Notable subs: Ngolo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic.

Mason Mount scored his first Chelsea hat-trick in their 7-0 victory over Norwich City. The England international has scored three goals in the league this season, overperforming his expected goals of 2.01. Mount has provided two assists while creating 12 chances.

Southampton projected starting lineup:

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Valentino Livramento
  • Jan Bednarek
  • Mohammed Salisu
  • Romain Perraud
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi
  • Ibrahima Diallo
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Theo Walcott
  • Nathan Redmond
  • Che Adams

Notable subs: Adam Armstrong and Stuart Armstrong.

Valentino Livramento scored a goal in their last game on Saturday. The England international joined Southampton from Chelsea during the transfer window and has been brilliant. Livramento has created 10 chances while providing 10 key passes.

Chelsea vs Southampton (October 26) betting tips and predictions

Chelsea are in great form as they are top of the Premier League table with 22 points. The Blues smashed Norwich by seven goals nil in their last game. Chelse have been unstoppable in recent games as they have won three of their last three games and have scored 12 goals while conceding zero. Chelsea will be looking to qualify for the next stage with a win against Southampton.

Southampton got their first Premier League win of the season with a 1-0 win over Leeds. The Saints drew their last Premier League game against Burnley as they have been struggling this season. Southampton are 16th in the Premier League and have conceded 12 goals while scoring eight goals. The Saints qualified for this round after defeating Sheffield United in a penalty shoot-out. The Saints will be looking to get revenge against Chelsea and qualify for the next stage of the English Football League Cup.

Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals

Odds: 1.85 (-118 American; 17/20 Fractional)

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