Southampton vs West Ham preview

2023 CECAFA U18: Group A Standings and Upcoming Matches

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West Ham travel to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Southampton vs West Ham

Competition: Premier League

Venue: St Mary’s Stadium

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Kick-off: 8:30 PM

Team news


Sofiane Boufal injured his toe whilst at home last month and should be fit to make the matchday squad this weekend.

Stuart Armstrong is expected to return to the Southampton squad having overcome a hamstring problem, Yan Valery remains out with a viral infection. 

Predicted XI: McCarthy; Soares, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand; Djenepo, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Redmond; Long, Ings.

West Ham

The Hammers remain without Lukasz Fabianski and Manuel Lanzini, who are both not expected back until the New Year.

Jack Wilshere and Winston Reid recently recovered from their ongoing injuries and will not be fit enough to travel to the South Coast. Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell face late fitness tests.

Predicted XI: Martin; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Masuaku; Noble, Rice, Anderson, Fornals, Antonio; Haller.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth preview

Chelsea will be hoping to get back to winning ways in the Premier League when they host Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge this weekend.

Chelsea vs Bournemouth

Competition: Premier League

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Kick-off: 6:00 PM

Team news


Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud are a doubt for this weekend’s match. Marco van Ginkel and Ruben Loftus-Cheek remain long-term absentees for the Blues

Predicted XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Pulisic, Abraham.


Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Adam Smith are all out of this match and will join Steve Cook, Junior Stanislas, Charlie Daniels and David Brooks on the sidelines, while Lloyd Kelly is unlikely to feature, and Josh King faces a late fitness test.

Predicted XI: Ramsdale; Francis, Mepham, Simpson, Rico; Groeneveld, Lerma, Cook, Billing, Fraser; Solanke. 

Leicester City vs Norwich City preview

Leicester City can extend their winning run in the Premier League to nine games if they beat Norwich City on Saturday.

Leicester vs Norwich

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Kick-off: 6:00 PM

Team news


Rodgers is fortunate to have no fresh injury problems, Ben Chilwell should continue at left-back after recovering from injury to face Aston Villa last weekend while Jamie Vardy will be looking to score for the ninth consecutive game.

Predicted XI: Schmeichel; Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell; Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet; Maddison; Vardy, Iheanacho.


Todd Cantwell made a substitute appearance against Sheffield United last week but could return to the starting XI in place of Onel Hernandez, while Tom Trybull may also start.

Predicted XI: Krul; Aarons, Zimmermann, Godfrey, Byram; Trybull, Tettey; Buendia, McLean, Cantwell; Pukki.

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