Saints are looking to end their poor St Mary’s record against Chelsea when they take on the Blues this weekend.

None of the big six teams have taken more points off of Saints on their home soil than Chelsea since the club won promotion back to the Premier League.

But with Chelsea having won just one more game than Saints in their opening seven Premier League matches so far this season it looks like an opportunity for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men to try and improve that record.

Saints have faced Chelsea at St Mary’s seven times in the league since regaining their place in the top flight, but have only managed to take four points from them with just one win and one draw backed up by five defeats.

That lone victory came back in 2013 with Rickie Lambert netting the winner.

The only big six team to have inflicted the same level pain is Manchester United.

Saints have taken five points off of Tottenham, seven from both Liverpool and Man City and a whopping 12 from Arsenal.

In those matches Saints have conceded 15 goals against Chelsea and have netted themselves only six times. They even have three more goals against United.

Strangely, it has been a different story away from home.

At Stamford Bridge, Saints have collected six points, only bettered by their eight point haul at Manchester United.

Against Arsenal, the team they have the best home record against, they have collected a solitary point in seven visits.

It all means that in the combined home and away stats Saints have the best record against Arsenal with 13 points collected with Liverpool and Man United just behind with 12.

Saints have picked up ten against Chelsea, nine against Man City and eight against Tottenham.

After a somewhat shaky start to life under new manager Frank Lampard, Chelsea have started to pick up a bit of form ahead of their visit to St Mary’s.

They arrive on the south coast on the back of three wins a row in all competitions having hammered Grimsby in the Carabao Cup, defeated Brighton in the Premier League and edged out Lyon in the Champions League.