Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Ralph Hasenhüttl's new era at Southampton did not get off to a great start. The Saints lost 1-0 away to relegation rivals Cardiff City. Their next match will be significantly tougher as they host top four contenders Arsenal. Southampton need points and they need them soon, only off the bottom of the table on goal difference. They're only three points from safety, but, with only one win all season, three points seem like a mountain at the moment. This would be …
Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their North London derby defeat with a win over managerless Southampton on Wednesday night. The match at Wembley comes at a great time for the home side, as they have an opportunity to recover so quickly after their loss on Sunday. It was a wake-up call for the Spurs' supporters, as it was a reminder that they aren't at the level of Manchester City or Liverpool. A title challenge is likely beyond …
VAR and the Law

VAR and the Law

In the aftermath of VAR’s shambolic outing in Tottenham’s FA Cup meeting with Rochdale in February, Mark Thompson (@EveryTeam_Mark) penned a thought-provoking piece on the need to look at the laws of the game in the same way as the laws of the land. It argued that the rules laid down by the FA are open-textured, and that different valid interpretations are possible within the broad ‘statutory’ limits. This is perfectly true – as the famous professor of jurisprudence H.L.A …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after two successive draws. They face a difficult trip to Southampton, who are capable of earning a result against one of the big clubs. They will be competing for different things this season, but any one team is capable of beating any other in the Premier League. The home side will take confidence from West Ham United who managed to take a point against the Blues …
Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool will be keen to continue their excellent start to the season with another victory over Southampton. The South Coast team travel to Anfield on Saturday to face one of the most daunting tasks in English football at the time of writing and attempt to take something against a rampant Reds' team. The home side come into the fixture off the back of beating PSG in the Champions League and they will be full of confidence on Saturday. Meanwhile, the …
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 …
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