Chelsea go into Saturday’s contest with Saints on the back of a rare two consecutive losses and without a win in three, as Ralph Hasenhuttl highlights: “It’s a very important game for them now.”
Hasenhuttl says his side will “believe in what we do” when they travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Blues have been on the receiving end of back-to-back 1-0 losses, but they were against reigning English champions Manchester City and Italian giants Juventus. Before that, they drew 1-1 with Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup and needed penalties to edge past the Birmingham side.
Speaking ahead of the contest via Independent, the Saints boss said:
“Chelsea will be a different game against a strong side. For them, it is a very important game after losing twice.
“For us, it is a game against one of the top six teams. They are the Champions League winners and we go there, like every year, with a lot of respect but also believing in what we are doing.
“We want to create another positive result at the ground where we have drawn two and won one.”