Southampton desperate for victory against Bournemouth as survival battle heats up

Southampton desperate for victory against Bournemouth as survival battle heats up

Southampton host Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday desperately needing a victory to keep their hopes of avoiding relegation alive. Saints head into the game 18th in the table, four points adrift of Swansea City with only four games remaining. Manager Mark Hughes' arrival at the club has failed to spark an upturn in their fortunes, with the Welshman picking up just one point since replacing Mauricio Pellegrino back in March. The Saints have lost four of their last …
Chelsea v Southampton Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

Chelsea v Southampton Preview | FA Cup Semi-Final Preview

The FA Cup may not be as revered as it once was, but it remains a highlight of the English footballing calendar. There are many that believe this stage of the competition should be played on neutral grounds, but Wembley provides a spectacle that is difficult to replicate. Chelsea and Southampton will do battle for the second time in just over a week, with both teams needing a win for different reasons. Although this competition isn't a priority for Saints …
Arsenal v Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

Arsenal v Southampton Preview | Team News & Key Players

After a relatively easy 4-1 win against CSKA Moscow on Thursday, Arsenal will transition back to the Premier League this week welcoming Southampton to the Emirates Stadium.  Premier League games are actually not all that important for Arsenal at the moment.  They are well out of the top four race, so their only chance to get into the Champions League next season is to qualify for the Europa League.  As a result, the Premier League takes a back seat. While …
The battle to avoid the drop is heating up, who will survive

The battle to avoid the drop is heating up, who will survive

With the title pretty much sewn up by Manchester City, there are two particularly interesting races that people are still keeping an eye on in England’s top league. Of course, the battle to finish in the top four is as close as ever with many teams vying for a shot at the big time of the Champions League. Manchester United seem secure in second but below them, it is very close and quite hard to tell who is going to …
Why Southampton are in trouble: Cash-strapped & unable to spend more than they sell

Why Southampton are in trouble: Cash-strapped & unable to spend more than they sell

Southampton are a football team who many will admire. A lot of this is due to the players they have developed through their academy, who in turn had to be sold on because of interest from richer and more successful clubs. The likes of Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana, Theo Walcott, Luke Shaw and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have emerged from the club’s conveyor belt of talent during the noughties. Going further back, Matt Le Tissier and Alan Shearer were two of the …
Southampton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This game week brings together two teams that are in similar situations despite being positioned at two separate ends of the Premier League table. On Sunday, Liverpool travel to St. Mary’s to take on Southampton. If the Reds lose and other results go against them, they can drop out of the top-four positions – a relegation of sorts for them. If the Saints lose and other results go against them, then they can literally drop back into the relegation zone. …
Manchester United v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Southampton Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

As 2017 draws to a close, the Red Devils will be all set to welcome Pellegrino's Southampton in its final Premier League encounter of the calendar year. From the outside, United have had a pretty successful 2017 - winning two trophies, qualifying for the Champions League in the first half to reaching the knock-outs and placed second in the league, albeit 15 points from the summit, in the second half. There is no denying that Manchester United under Mourinho are …
Five potential transfers in the January window

Five potential transfers in the January window

January brings resolutions and new starts – and it’s no different for the top-flight clubs who are desperate to change their fortunes. Which sides need some more goals to avoid a nervy relegation battle? Whose defence is leaking like a rusty sieve? It’s time to splash the cash and plug those gaps… but how? With many big names from the Premier League such as Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Yaya Toure, all having contracts expiring in the summer, some big …
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