How did Thomas Tuchel react to Chelsea’s defeat against Real Madrid?
With comfort food!
At home, I was not that angry… the dog was safe, the dog is always safe,” said Tuchel.
“You sit there in the middle of the night and the amount of chocolate I needed was immense to go through the match again and compensate.
“It is not nice, you start writing and writing and writing and you realise that you are writing more and more, more minutes with a certain way of explaining things so that you don’t forget it.
“At some point you press the button to watch it in double speed, just so it passes quicker and then you know you’re not in a good place.”
Prediction: Southampton to pile more misery on Chelsea
Up until recently, Southampton have been very strong at home and, when playing against the better teams in the league, are capable of delivering.
With Chelsea out of form, a home win could well be on the cards.
Southampton to win 1-0.
Southampton team news: Broja unavailable, Shane Long a doubt
Southampton’s on-loan top scorer Armando Broja is ineligible to face his parent club. Goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is nearing a return after almost four months out with a hamstring injury, while Shane Long is struggling with an ankle issue.
Chelsea team news: Lukaku and Ziyech doubts
Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech face late fitness tests ahead. The pair both have been struggling with what Thomas Tuchel described has as “little problems”.
How to follow today’s action
TV channel: With the game kicking off during the 3pm blackout across English football, it will not be televised.
Highlights: Match of the Day, however, will broadcast highlights when it airs on BBC One at 10.30pm BST on Saturday.
Live blog: You can keep up to date with all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea’s trip to Southampton.
Kick-off from St. Mary’s Stadium is at 3pm BST.