How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

How will Lovren improve the Liverpool defence? Stats Analysis

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Southampton’s Dejan Lovren with the player telling his manager Ronald Koeman that he wants to join Liverpool. The Reds finished second in Premier League last season, having been top of the league with just three games of the season left. They ultimately lost out to Manchester City and on the balance of the season, deservedly so. Although they scored a remarkable 101 goals, just one less than City, they conceded an atrocious 50 goals. …
Who is the best English Right-Back? Johnson V Clyne V Chambers V Ward

Who is the best English Right-Back? Johnson V Clyne V Chambers V Ward

After Roy Hodgson’s England squad announcement a few weeks ago, there were no real surprises in the inclusions. However, some England fans felt that we look particularly weak in the right-back area, with Glen Johnson as the only natural right-back selected. Manchester United’s Phil Jones and Chris Smalling can also play there, but are more natural centre-backs, and for the good of their ability and future, should only be played in centre-back, so for this reason I have omitted them …
Southampton: A Season Review

Southampton: A Season Review

After earning promotion into the Premier League in 2011-2012, Southampton were able to stay in the Premier League in 2012-2013.  They were hoping to push on in 2013-2014 and help re-establish themselves as a Premier League club.  The Saints were able to exceed all expectations this season with their eighth place finish. Stand out players and results Southampton had a laundry list of stand-out players this season, including two players - who both came through their academy - named to …
Southampton v Manchester United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Southampton v Manchester United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Southampton 2 Everton 0 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

In a fairly entertaining match between two sides who press and pass well, value possession and play in a proactive, eye-pleasing style, two moments of individual mistakes handed Southampton three points and likely ended Everton's dream of a top four finish and Champions League football. The Saints came into this home tie having picked up just four points from their last five matches but did lose out to Cardiff and Spurs by just one goal and despite having nothing to …
Aston Villa v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

Aston Villa v Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Players

A turbulent Aston Villa welcome a Southampton team whose minds are starting to focus on World Cup dreams and warm, sunny beaches. After another disappointing result and performance by Aston Villa last weekend against Crystal Palace, the call for Paul Lambert’s sacking became even louder by fans. Instead they saw the ‘suspension’ of Lambert’s second-hand men Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa, after their relationship broke down and caused tensions at the training ground as well as in the dressing room. …
Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Southampton vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Southampton take on Cardiff City at St Mary’s. The fixture will kick off at 3.07 as all fixtures begin 7 minutes later in memory of the Hillsborough disaster. The game comes with Cardiff desperately in need of points, but Southampton safe and with nothing to play for except maintaining their 8th position. Some of Southampton’s players are playing for World Cup spots however, so the game is sure to be an extremely competitive one. The Saints have had a …
Adam Lallana | Player Performance Analysis vs Crystal Palace

Adam Lallana | Player Performance Analysis vs Crystal Palace

Southampton's form in the Premier League during the current campaign has been inspiring to say the least. With 4 players being drafted into the England squad from nowhere, the main man who has earned himself 3 caps is Adam Lallana and with performances such as the one against Palace at the weekend, he will surely find himself on the plane to Brazil this summer. Hard work and graft are key components to the Captain of Southampton's game. This is illustrated through …
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