Premier League

Drop them: Puel must axe these 2 players from today’s starting Saints XI against Spurs

The Southampton supporters here in the Transfer Tavern have been in fine spirits of late, with the ardent bunch relatively content with how their season is going at the moment.

The Saints were narrowly beaten by Manchester United in the EFL Cup Final, whilst they are currently tenth in the Premier League and must now concentrate on ensuring a top half finish.

Frenchman Claude Puel is the man in charge these days and he will look forward to locking horns with ex-Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino this weekend, with the Argentinean set to welcome the Saints to White Hart Lane.

Both sets of supporters are in good spirits ahead of this one and a group of Southampton fans in particular are getting stuck into the landlord’s four-pint pitchers in time for the match.

Writer Lee Clarke looks at two players who could be axed for the Saints this afternoon.

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