Chelsea will dock at a favourite port, Southampton, this Saturday lunchtime. Launching the weekends football with a win would place the Blues one point behind third-placed Leicester, who travel to Aston Villa on Sunday.<br><br>With the Champions League returning on Tuesday, head coach Thomas Tuchel will be eager to build on a very promising start to his tenure at the Stamford Bridge helm. So far, he has gained 13 points from the first five Premier League games, a tally only bettered in west London by Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri, who claimed the full quote of 15.<br><br>Saints have lost their past six in the top flight and Chelseas run of five successive league victories at St Marys is the best sequence of any visiting team in Southamptons history. But there is no room for complacency as clubs head into the final third of the league campaign with so much still to play for.<br><br>Thomas Tuchels man-management has been to the fore in his first month at Stamford Bridge. The new coach has restored players who had been less involved recently, drafting in the likes of Marcos Alonso, Toni Rudiger and Andreas Christensen not out of conceit but pragmatism to suit his needs; likewise the central midfield pairing of Jorginho and Mateo Kovavic. Click here to read full news..