Southampton will feel lucky that they managed to escape the dreaded clutches of relegation by the skin of their teeth in the last campaign. But, having made a number of changes so far this summer, things are beginning to look up for the Saints.
The Saints will struggle to do worse than last season as they found it impossible to ensure consistency under Mauricio Pellegrino at St Mary’s. Indeed, with a short period of time left before the start of the new campaign, Mark Hughes will be desperate for his side to gain some momentum.
Next up for Southampton is a game with Spanish side Celta Vigo. It will be very interesting to see how the Saints perform against a side on a similar level to them, after tasting victory in their last outing. Importantly, Hughes’ side will need to keep the ball and make use of the space.
So, having taken Hughes’ selection from the last game into consideration, we’ve come up with a team that we think the Welshman could line up with against Celta Vigo.
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