Southampton left St. Mary’s heavily disappointed last weekend after failing to secure any points against Liverpool, a week after being dominated by Burnley at Turf Moor.
The Saints pushed Liverpool all the way to the end last week, but they just couldn’t find an equaliser which means that they’re still searching for their first point of the 2019-20 Premier League season.
So, how will the Saints look this time round against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex?
The back five kept things rather tight last time out, despite conceding twice, with Yan Valery, in particular, impressing so far this season, with a rating of 7.5/10 granted to him by Saints Marching for his St Mary’s display.
Oriol Romeu, James Ward-Prowse and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are easy pickings for Hasenhuttl in the middle after receiving three solid ratings (as per Saints Marching) against the European champions.
Another bright spark for the Saints last week was the performance of Che Adams. The summer signing ‘ran himself into the ground‘, and despite not scoring in his first two games, the early signs are bright.
However, despite Adams’ tenacity against Liverpool, it was Danny Ings who managed to find the back of the net. Southampton will be hoping that the 27-year-old’s goal is a sign of things to come, even if it was gifted to him by Adrian, so Hasenhuttl could be tempted to insert him alongside Nathan Redmond.
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