The Southampton fans in the Transfer Tavern were largely joyless following their goalless draw at home to Swansea City on the opening fixture of the 2017/18 campaign.
That result continues the rather depressive statistic that the Saints have failed to win a home outing in the first game of the season in 29 years, since they last accumulated three points at The Dell to open their year account.
Our tavern landlord suggests boss Mauricio Pellegrino may switch one or two players around in order to rack the victory this weekend when West Ham United are the visitors to the Hampshire coast, who themselves were on the wrong end of a 4-0 result on the opening round of matches.
Whether it be on the attacking front, or defensive back line to halt the threat of Javier Hernandez, the Southampton management team will certainly need to make chances if they’re to overcome the Hammers on Saturday.
Here are TWO players Pellegrino must give a chance to versus West Ham United at the weekend…..
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