first_imgDiego Costa, banned for this match, scored against Southampton last seasonKick-off: 5.30pm, Saturday 3 October 2015Referee: Bobby Madley (Wakefield, Yorkshire)Five key battles: click hereMatch in a nutshell: Chelsea need a victory against the Saints to kick-start their season after a poor start.Injuries and suspensionsCHELSEARuled out: Thibaut Courtois (knee).Fitness tests: None.Unavailable: Diego Costa (game two of three-match ban).SOUTHAMPTONRuled out: Fraser Forster (knee), Florin Gardos (knee).Fitness tests: Jordy Clasie (ankle ligament). Possible line-upsChelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Falcao. Subs from: Blackman, Terry, Baba, Djilobodji, Aina, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Ramires, Oscar, Traore, Kenedy, Remy.Southampton: Stekelenburg; Soares, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Wanyama, S. Davis; Mane, Ward-Prowse, Tadic; Pelle. Subs from: K. Davis, Gazzaniga, Martina, Yoshida, Caulker, Targett, Romeu, Juanmi, Reed, Ramirez, Long, Rodriguez. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesChelsea total: D W L L W (7 points)Home: W L D W D (8 points)Southampton total: W L D W D (8 points)Away: D D D L L (3 points)Top scorers – all competitionsChelsea: Willian 3; Costa 2, Oscar 2, Pedro 2, Ramires 2; Azpilicueta 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Hazard 1, Kenedy 1, Matic 1, Zouma 1.Southampton: Pelle 6; Long 4, Mane 4, Tadic 4; Rodriguez 3; Van Dijk 1.Last five meetings15 March 2015: Chelsea 1 Southampton 128 December 2014: Southampton 1 Chelsea 11 January 2014: Southampton 0 Chelsea 31 December 2013: Chelsea 3 Southampton 130 March 2013: Southampton 2 Chelsea 1Chelsea 2 wins, Southampton 1 win, 2 drawsSee also:Mourinho targets home wins to re-establish Chelsea’s ‘self-esteem’Chelsea v Southampton: five key battlesFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img