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 …
Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Southampton Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

This week we saw the third round of the League Cup being played in England and despite its new exotic brand name (Carabao Cup) many Premier League Managers continue to dislike it. Even after his side won against Burton Albion on Wednesday, Jose Mourinho was found complaining about the competition. He said, “If you ask me 'could English football survive or be even be better without this competition?' Maybe. Maybe we would be fresher for European competition." Well, the third …
Leicester City Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Leicester City Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Title chasing Leicester City host European football hopefuls Southampton on Sunday in what can be termed as the match of the weekend in the English Premier League. While Southampton come into the game on the back of an impressive come from behind victory against Liverpool, Leicester come into the game with an incredible 5 points lead over the 2nd placed Tottenham with just 7 games left. They have garnered an impressive 13 points in the last 6 games and would …
Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton vs Norwich City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Southampton host Norwich City under difficult circumstances on Sunday, 30th August. A host of injuries coupled with another summer of losing crucial players has left this side restructuring itself. With the likes of Swansea, Leicester, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to come, manager Ronald Koeman will be keen to build on his points tally in the next two games. On the other hand, Norwich, who many believe will be scraping for survival come the end of the season, have begun life …
Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Southampton on Sunday in their last fixture of the season. The expectations have been so high at the club since the last few years that a 2nd place finish is believed to be a bad season for the previous champions. The club have been in rich form coming into this game, having won all of their last 5 fixtures. On the other hand, their guests for the evening, who are still in contention to finish a respectable …
Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Southampton Vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Mauricio Pochettino makes a return to St Mary's in Saturday's early kick-off, as his Spurs side take on Southampton. Both sides will still have their eye on fourth place, even if Europa League qualification seems much more feasible. Southampton are currently in seventh place, eight points off fourth-placed Manchester City, after winning three and drawing one of their last six games. Tottenham are one point, and one place ahead of the Saints in sixth place, level with Liverpool - who …
EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

EPL's Under-rated Midfields | Tactical & Stats Comparison to Europe's elite

Both West Brom and Southampton possess teams that are full of underrated or unheralded players. I have identified both as teams with criminally underrated players in the central midfield areas: Yacob and Mulumbu for West Brom; Cork and defensive stalwart Morgan Schneiderlin for Southampton. Within football circles all four players have impressed and we could well be seeing any one of these four make a transfer to big club this summer. But which of the two teams boasts the ‘best underrated …