Liverpool boss Klopp eyes to leapfrog Chelsea and move to Premier League summit

Jurgen Klopp will bid to guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League once more when the Reds host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. But it is tight at the summit and any one of four teams could arguably be sitting looking down on their title rivals come the conclusion of weekend games. For […]

Liverpool top of the Premier League pile but Blues, City and Arsenal in pursuit

Liverpool are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and will remain in their lofty position for at least another 11 days, thanks to the international break. Jurgen Klopp has the Reds followers whispering the words “title ambitions” after they trounced Watford 6-1 at Anfield last time of asking to go to the […]

Moses a nice surprise for Chelsea boss Conte as Blues see off Saints

Antonio Conte admits he has been hugely surprised by the emergence of Victor Moses as a key player for Chelsea after the Blues’ 2-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday. Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both scored to hand the Stamford Bridge outfit a relatively comfortable Premier League win and the scoreline means they have enjoyed […]

Man Utd to Beat Chelsea in a Transfer Race for £30m Star as Player Handed in TRANSFER REQUEST

It’s not only Real Madrid star Gareth Bale that Man Utd and Chelsea are fighting over. According to the latest reports, both clubs are on collision course for the signing of Southampton winger Sadio Mane. According to Daily Mirror, Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have joined Man Utd in the pursuit of the Saints’ […]

STATS: Howson’s passing for Norwich vs Lambert’s shots on target for Southampton

Norwich vs Southampton, 15:00 – Despite holding a man advantage over Hull for over an hour, Norwich were not able to capitalize and found themselves on the end of 1-0 defeat to the Premier League newcomers. Record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel had only one chance of any real purpose on goal and Chris Hughton will […]

STATS: Fonte’s clearances for Southampton vs Johnson’s crossing for Sunderland

Southampton vs Sunderland, 15:00 Southampton have started the new Premier League season on a high, with Rickie Lambert scoring the winner for both club and country in the last week. Lambert’s late penalty was just his second attempt at goal in the game, and his first on target. Lambert contributed to 24 goals last season […]

STATS: Clyne’s tackles for Southampton vs Shawcross’ blocks for Stoke

Southampton v Stoke 16:00   – Southampton will finish an impressive first season in the Premier League by hosting Stoke, after previously earning a 1-1 draw against Sunderland thanks to a Jason Puncheon goal.   – Southampton had an incredible 64% of possession against Sunderland, their best in an away game this season.   – […]

STATS: Johnson’s crosses for Sunderland vs Clyne’s tackles for Southampton

Sunderland v Southampton 15:00      – A John O’Shea goal saw Sunderland fight back to earn a point at home to Stoke in their last outing.   – Adam Johnson remains the main creative driving force behind the Black Cats and manager Paulo Di Canio will be expecting to see him to continue to develop […]

STATS: Huddlestone’s passing for Tottenham Hotspur vs Lallana’s crossing for Southampton

Tottenham v Southampton, Saturday 15:00    – After being held to a draw by Wigan in their last game, Spurs are three points behind North London rivals Arsenal in the race for fourth place and Champions League football next season.    – Bale scored in that game to cap a remarkable weekend where he also […]

STATS: Yoshida’s interceptions for Southampton vs Morrison’s passing for West Brom

Southampton v West Brom, 15:00   – A disciplined defensive performance was enough to see Southampton to an important point in a 0-0 draw with Swansea last time out.   – Defender Maya Yoshida has maintained his excellent standards for reading the game in recent weeks as the season draws to a close. The Japanese […]

STATS: De Guzman’s passing for Swansea vs Rodriguez’s shooting for Southampton

Swansea v Southampton, 15:00   – Swansea battled back to earn a 2-2 draw with Norwich last time out, Luke Moore’s goal earning Michael Laudrup’s side the point.   – Michu will be looking to enhance his now glowing reputation before the end of the season by adding to his already impressive total of 17 […]

STATS: Lallana’s passing for Southampton vs Diame’s dribbling for West Ham

Southampton v West Ham, 15:00   – Southampton all but ensured their survival in the top flight with a fine 0-2 win over Reading last weekend.   – It is little wonder Southampton are flying high at this point in the season when you consider the solid defensive foundations that have seen them concede just […]

STATS: Schneiderlin’s tackles for Southampton vs Lampard’s goal rate for Chelsea

Southampton v Chelsea 15:00   – Southampton are now 8 points clear of the relegation zone with 8 games to go in the Premier League after beating Liverpool 3-1 in their last outing.   – Morgan Schneiderlin, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez were all on target, while Southampton fans have received another boost since with […]

STATS: Schneiderlin’s tackles for Southampton vs Suarez’s goal attempts for Liverpool

Southampton v Liverpool, Saturday 15:00   – Southampton would have felt hard done by to have a lost a match they dominated last weekend, their fixture with Norwich ending in a 0-0 draw after Luke Shaw conceded a late penalty.   – The tenacity of Morgan Schneiderlin has been something to behold at times this season, […]

In-depth player stats: Southampton vs QPR

Southampton v QPR, Saturday 15:00   – Southampton remain three points clear of the relegation zone, despite a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Newcastle in their last game.   – Morgan Schneiderlin and Rickie Lambert were both on target despite the Saints leaving St James’ Park without a point.   – Lambert’s Premier League goals […]

TOP PLAYER STATS: Newcastle vs Southampton

– Despite a first-half Yoan Gouffran goal, Newcastle fell to a 21 defeat at the hands of Tottenham and the inspired Gareth Bale. Alan Pardew can take heart from what was a strong Newcastle performance and he will be looking for his side to produce a similar performance against the Saints this week.   – […]

Manchester City battered and Mancini must take some of the blame

Any lingering hopes of a charge towards the title evaporated yesterday as City lost 3-1 away at Southampton, leaving United with the chance to extend their lead at the top of the table to 12 points with victory over Everton today. It was the first time under Roberto Mancini that City have been so comprehensively […]

GIF: Puncheon with backside-wiping celebration vs Manchester City

After putting Southampton 1-0 up against Manchester City, James Puncheon celebrated by pretending to wipe his backside. Last month, during his side’s 0-0 draw with Everton, he ran off the pitch to go to the toilet. “All the players have given him some stick about it — but he said it was better he did […]

STATS: Southampton vs Manchester City – Fastest players, hardest workers, most shots

Southampton v Man City, Saturday 17:30   – Southampton will have been left disappointed with a 2-2 draw after they fought back against Wigan only to be denied all three points by a last minute goal by the Lactics.   – At 17 years old, defender Luke Shaw continues to draw admiring glances from many of […]

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