The Fiver: the Guardian’s take on the world of football Antonio Conte expects to “suffer” against Southampton, which was a surprising choice of words before the visit of a team thrashed at home in midweek by Leicester. Yet Chelsea expect their visitors to be stung by that loss, and therefore much improved from the lethargic mishmash which succumbed too easily on the south coast. “The coach, the club, the players don’t want to extend a bad run, and will want to give a response against a team like Chelsea,” said Conte. “Manchester City only beat them recently in the 96th minute.” The champions will be wary. Dominic FifieldKick-off Saturday 3pm Share on WhatsApp Share on Pinterest Read more Share on Messenger Premier League Southampton Venue Stamford BridgeLast season Chelsea 4 Southampton 2Referee Roger EastThis season G7, Y24, R1, 3.57 cards per gameOdds H 2-5 A 9-1 D 4-1ChelseaSubs from Caballero, Eduardo, Scott, Rüdiger, Clarke-Salter, Zappacosta, Kenedy, Bakayoko, Drinkwater, Ampadu, Sterling, Musonda, Batshuayi, MorataDoubtful Drinkwater (match fitness), Morata (back)Injured David Luiz (knee, 20 Dec)Suspended NoneForm WDWWLWDiscipline Y21 R3Leading scorer Morata 9SouthamptonSubs from McCarthy, Taylor, Soares, Hoedt, Pied, Davis, Romeu, Boufal, Gabbiadini, Austin, McQueen, Sims, Bednarek, Gardos, Hesketh, TargettDoubtful NoneInjured NoneSuspended NoneForm LWLDDLDiscipline Y16 R0Leading scorer Austin 5 Match previews Share on Facebook Share on Twitter news Topics Share via Email Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn Chelsea
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World Cup Salah included in Egypt’s World Cup squad as Pharaohs pin their hopes on a speedy recovery Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images World Cup Mohamed Salah Egypt The Liverpool forward is nursing a shoulder injury picked up in the Champions League final, but he will join his international colleagues in Russia Mohamed Salah has been included in Egypt’s squad for World Cup 2018 as he seeks to shake off a shoulder injury in time to play some part in the finals.The Liverpool forward forms part of Hector Cuper’s plans despite nursing an ailment which threatened to dash his international dreams entirely this summer.Having tangled with Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final, the 25-year-old was forced from the field in tears as fears were immediately raised as to his possible involvement at Russia 2018. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Salah was quick to air his confidence that he would recover in time, but mixed messages have been offered since then regarding a timescale on his rehabilitation.The latest of those suggested that he would be sidelined for around three weeks, with medical assistance having been sought in Spain to help speed up the process.It is, therefore, highly likely that a man who netted 44 times at club level In 2017-18 will sit out Egypt’s opening fixture against Uruguay on June 15.He may, however, come into contention for a meeting with Russia on June 19, or be held back until a final Group A encounter with Saudi Arabia on June 25.The Pharaohs are pinning their hopes on Salah being ready for as much competitive football as possible, with it his goals which booked them a ticket to a first World Cup finals since 1990.Egypt topped Group E in qualification, besting Uganda, Ghana and Congo to qualify for the tournament.