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4-2-3-1: This Southampton XI will demolish Burnley on Saturday and ease Puel’s pressure

Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern feels that Southampton are yet to get their campaign kick-started and, having now hit the halfway point this season, it’s about time they start to show what they are capable of, starting with Burnley.

This Saturday they face an in-form Clarets side who look comfortable in the Premier League this season. Claude Puel will have his work cut out for him, with morale low following two league defeats on the trot and then an FA Cup draw at Championship side Norwich this past weekend.

To top it off their club captain and long-serving stalwart Jose Fonte¬†has handed in a transfer request at St. Mary’s.

With that in mind. and injuries to the likes of Sofiane Boufal (who is away on AFCON duty anyway) and Charlie Austin, it leaves the French coach with a selection headache ahead of the game at Turf Moor.

Still, if Puel field this starting XI, surely they will demolish Burnley this Saturday.

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