Chelsea v Southampton preview

Chelsea v Southampton preview

Published Jan. 15, 2013 1:15 p.m. ET

Chelsea strikers Demba Ba and Fernando Torres are available for Wednesday's Premier League clash with Southampton following their struggle with a hamstring injury and illness, respectively.

John Terry's comeback from a knee problem will continue, although he is short of match fitness and is unlikely to start at Stamford Bridge.

Nigeria duo John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are unavailable as they are at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Southampton could be without defender Luke Shaw for their trip to the capital.


The 17-year-old agreed a new deal at St Mary's recently but suffered a gash on the knee in Saturday's win over Aston Villa and is now a doubt for midweek duty.

Fellow defender Jose Fonte (knee) is still missing and, although he has returned to light training, club captain Adam Lallana (knee) remains absent.