Lewis hopes fortunes continue against Chelsea

By SFC Media Sun 20 Nov Chelsea U23 vs Saints U23

Goalkeeper Harry Lewis is optimistic Southampton Under-23s can continue their good form against their Chelsea counterparts.

Saints visit Cobham Training Centre on Monday afternoon for a Premier League 2 clash, as they look to improve on their fourth-place position in the table.

Last season saw Southampton win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and draw 0-0 back on the south coast, and Lewis is hoping the run of good results against the Blues can continue.

"We know what Chelsea are all about, but since I've been here we've had a pretty good record against them," he said.

"We know what to expect, we know they'll be full of talented individuals, but we know we've got talent ourselves, so we'll take it as it comes."

With a clean sheets in their last two outings – the 4-0 Checkatrade Trophy win over Crawley Town and the 1-0 Premier League Cup success at Swansea City – Lewis is also hoping the side continues to show its resilience.

"That's important if you are going to win games, being strong defensively," he said. "Obviously, I'm always delighted to keep a clean sheet, especially against a league team like Crawley, but full credit to the lads, because I don't think I really had much to do. It was a pretty quiet night for me, so that's full credit to the lads in front of me."

Lewis added: "I think the team's looking pretty good at the moment. Obviously, it's a good buzz to be playing against Chelsea, who are a team full of talented individuals, so it will be a good test for us, but we are full of confidence. We're coming off the back of another good result, so we'll see what it brings."

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