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SOUTHAMPTON ENGLAND- APRIL 14 Olivier Giroud of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium

I don't like stats, I play for a long time, so I am on the pitch to enjoy. The visitors have won only one of their last five league games, and their hopes of a top-four finish are nearly over.

As a measure of how poorly focused they are, following last week's match, Chelsea have now won only one of their last four Premier League games in which they've scored first. They find themselves in the 18 spot and three points adrift of the safety.

Conte has been coy when questioned about his future throughout a troubled season and the Italian once again took a dismissive approach to the subject following reports Napoli's Maurizio Sari is Chelsea's top choice to take charge.

The Chelsea manager takes his side to Southampton at lunchtime on Saturday knowing qualification for next season's Champions League is as good as gone, but demanding that his players keep fighting. So we need it believe, we need to trust in each other and try to win every game.

Defeat at Southampton on Saturday would look very similar to Mourinho's final days in the Chelsea job (sort of) and could potentially bring an abrupt end to his reign at Stamford Bridge, which will nearly certainly end this summer regardless.

One by one Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham all bypassed Chelsea, who head into this weekend's away game at Southampton sitting fifth in the table - a distant 10 points behind Spurs who occupy the final Champions League qualification slot.

Besides, have avoided defeat in eight of their previous nine games with the south coast outfit and will be looking to extend the unbeaten run at the price of (1.18).

It may be worth checking out the goals over/under markets as there's definitely value there for your Chelsea tips and bets. However, we are going for a draw as our prediction at the best odds of 11/4 at Unibet.

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Eden Hazard is the favourite to score in the game at his best odds of 8/5 at Paddypower.

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