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Southampton: Valery, Armstrong and Broja struggled vs Burnley

Southampton: Valery, Armstrong and Broja struggled vs Burnley -Southampton News

Southampton trio Yan Valery, Stuart Armstong and Armando Broja were the three major concerns as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Burnley. 

Inconsistency once again haunted the Saints as the 1-0 victory over Arsenal at St Mary’s was followed up by a below-par performance on the road in Lancashire.

Despite making a bright opening to the contest, Southampton fell behind when a stunning long-range Connor Roberts strike beat the impressive Fraser Forster.

Shortly before half-time, it was 2-0 when centre-back Nathan Collins found a way to beat the in-form Saints stopper to seal a loss for Hasenhuttl’s side that leaves the south coast club 13th in the Premier League.

Taking a deep delve into the statistics provided by SofaScore,  here’s a detailed look at the three worst performers on the night at Turf Moor – could these three men be looking over their shoulders regarding their place in the XI?

Yan Valery – 6.2/10

With Kyle Walker-Peters operating in an advanced role, it was over to the 23-year-old to provide defensive solidity and attacking impetus from the right-hand side of the defence.

However, this wasn’t a strong outing for the Frenchman as Valery lost possession on 13 occasions, misplaced 4/5 crosses and was second best for eight of his 15 total duels in the air and on the ground combined.

Stuart Armstrong 6.3/10

In from the start for a third consecutive Premier League match, Armstrong couldn’t repay the faith shown in him by Hasenhuttl and failed to have a positive impact on proceedings.

The 30-year-old attacking midfielder lost 4/8 (50%) of his ground duels, lost possession 14 times and failed to find a teammate with all three crossing attempts before being replaced on 66 minutes.

Armando Broja – 6.2/10

Despite being one of the standout performers alongside James Ward-Prowse this season for the Saints, this was a night to forget for the Chelsea loanee.

Isolated for much of the match, Broja only managed 29 touches in 90 minutes and in that time the 20-year-old frontman lost nine of 11 total duels and lost the ball 12 times.

In other news: Journalist surprised by potential summer exit from Southampton! Find out more here.


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