So, the new Premier League season is almost upon us and for the Southampton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern, a new manager and a new-looking squad mean it could be an exciting season ahead.
Saints fans have Claude Puel now at the St Mary’s reigns and in him they have an experienced French manager who takes over from Ronald Koeman, who did a good job on the South Coast during his tenure at the club.
With their final pre-season friendly win in the bag, it’s time for Puel to fully focus on the start of the new Premier League campaign, which begins at home to Watford.
South Coast side should go into the game high on confidence after a 1-0 win against Athletic Bilbao last time out, where some players really staked their claim for a starting place.
So with that in mind, here’s a starting XI that our punters reckon will easily overcome Watford in their Premier League opener…
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