The run of poor form continues for Southampton as they failed once again to win after taking the lead against Watford yesterday.
The draw means that Mark Hughes has only won five games in 24 games for the club and has the lowest percentage of the last four Southampton managers. This season so far, Southampton have been incredibly poor and following the draw, they now sit 17th in the table and look as though they’ll be set for another relegation fight.
So far this season there haven’t been too many standout performers for the club aside from Daniel Ings, who was forced off with a slight hamstring strain.
Yesterday, one of the worst players on the pitch was former Bayern Munich midfielder, Pierre Emile Hojbjerg who struggled to get into the game and had no effect for most of the game. Next, to Mario Lemina, it’s crucial that the other midfielder in Hughes’ two-man base is excellent at defending and can cover for the Gabon midfielder who at times, can get caught out. However, yesterday, Hojbjberg failed to do his job properly and the midfielder who’s valued at £10.8 million looked completely lost.
While James Ward-Prowse and Oriol Romeu seemingly out of favour with Hughes, Southampton’s midfield looks incredibly weak. Hughes must address the position in the next few weeks and then add in January if Southampton are to survive this season.
While a draw with Watford may not be a terrible result, Southampton’s form is starting to look very bleak.