2-0 up with half an hour to go against Chelsea, Southampton were cruising before the introduction of Olivier Giroud on Saturday. The French centre-forward scored two either side of an Eden Hazard goal to snatch all three points from the Saints.
Southampton will consider themselves unlucky in their last two fixtures losing both times 3-2 to Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. Mark Hughes and his men however are absolutely desperate for a win and with Leicester City dropping points on Saturday, now is a good time as any to play the Foxes.
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Southampton side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
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