RALPH Hasenhuttl wants Saints to take confidence from their draw with Manchester United when they play Chelsea this afternoon.

Saints are yet to win at St Mary’s this season but fought back to secure a draw against United at the end of August.

This is the only point they've picked up at home this campaign.

Chelsea arrive on the south coast following a run of three wins on the trot, which prompted Hasenhuttl to say his players will have to be at their best to get anything from today’s match.

“I know what our record is against Chelsea and it’s a very strong team,” admitted the Austrian.

“It’s a team that is young, hungry, good committed with a good spirit so if you want to get something you really have to come very close to the highest level you can perform, and this is what we have to do for 96 minutes or longer.

“It’s a team that is very high quality in every position, a lot of young players in the team and I think it’s not a confidence that they won the last three games also in the Champions League, so they are in good shape.

“At home, we haven’t won so far, it's not been the easiest schedule with Liverpool, Man United and Bournemouth, which was the biggest chance [of a win].

“Every game is very difficult in the Premier League and today we have a strong opponent but often we show our best performance against the strong teams.

“We need a good spirit and a good mentality and to fight from the first minute.”