Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

Chelsea v Southampton Preview: Stats, Team News & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they welcome Southampton to a floodlit Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Antonio Conte and Chelsea will be bouncing off their impressive win against rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup semi-final against Wembley, keeping their chances of securing another historic double in the Italian's debut season very much alive. But the focus will now be back on extending their lead to further up the …
The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

The “Outstanding” Manolo Gabbiadini’s Journey to Southampton

Since the start of the 2015-16 season, Jose Mourinho has been rarely known to praise opposition players on the pitch. But apparently that is exactly what the Special One did on Sunday night during the League Cup final. As the Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini was leaving the field after scoring a brace, which actually should have been a hattrick, Mourinho shook his hand and according to the player, called him “outstanding”. As his team was on course to becoming the …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview - EFL Cup Semi-Final

Saints' skipper Jose Fonte will be left out of the squad for the midweek clash while Liverpool have been handed a major boost with Coutinho, Henderson, Milner and Matip injury update. With eyes and mind involuntarily (and inevitably) fixed on the crucial Sunday clash against Manchester United which might propel Liverpool towards that elusive Premier League glory; Klopp will field a strong Reds lineup against Southampton having promised 'many more finals' to the Anfield faithful following that defeat against Seville …
Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Southampton's Summer Transfers Have Weakened Their Attack

Among the many surprising stories that keep developing in the Premier League, Southampton’s ability to keep their level despite losing some of their best talent every summer, is quite a unique one. As I write this, they have just beaten Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium 3-1, after falling behind early in the first half. After 17 matches, they sit seventh in the league, still within reach of a top six spot. However, this is not an article in the praise …
Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

Why Can't Southampton Keep Hold of Their Star Players?

In recent years, Southampton have become one of the Premier League's best performing clubs. Under Maurico Pochettino and Ronald Koeman, Southampton qualified for European competition and have started to make a name for themselves as one of the league's toughest opponents. After a series of successful league campaigns, it's a little surprising that the Saints have yet to win a trophy in the Premier League era and that may be a reason why they've failed to keep hold of their …