Premier league news Chelsea XI vs Southampton confirmed as Kepa and Pulisic start, Ziyech on bench Last spor news
MetiNews.Com - Frank Lampard is without Edoaurd Mendy and Thiago Silva for visit of Ralph Hasenhuttl's side to Stamford Bridge
Breaking News ! Kepa Arrizabalaga is back between the posts for Chelsea with Edouard Mendy ruled out through injury as Frank Lampard hands a first start of the season to Christian Pulisic against Southampton. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta gets the nod over Reece James at right back and Ben Chilwell is fit to start on the left of a back four also containing Kurt Zouma and Andreas Christensen. N'Golo Kante and Jorginho start in midfield. Timo Werner leads the line with Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic on the flanks and Kai Havertz in the No10 role. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will start in8Cancel Play now Hakim Ziyech is expected to make his debut off the substitutes bench, while Fikayo Tomori is named on the bench having been close to a loan move on transfer deadline day. Thiago Silva is rested having returned late from international duty with Brazil and there is no place in the squad for Toni Rudiger or Mateo Kovacic. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Lampard said: "Thiago Silva after his trip, he's not unfit but he's not ready to play the game because of the travelling and the game that he played.
. "Ben Chilwell is in the squad, so he's got over some of the feeling he had that took him out of the England squad around the injury he's had for a while now. "Christian Pulisic is in the squad and fit to play, Hakim Ziyech in the squad, he's not fit to start but fit to participate for some minutes we hope."
Chelsea vs Southampton live: Confirmed line ups and team news with Christian Pulisic to start
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Ben Chilwell; N'Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic; Timo Werner. Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Reece James, Fikayo Tomori, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech, Tammy Abraham, Olivier Giroud. Today's game is the first to be broadcast on pay-per-view but you can follow all the action from our reporters Alan Smith and Oliver Harbord right here.
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