Southampton predicted the line-up against West Ham


Southampton travel to face West Ham in the Premier League when they want to widen the gap between themselves and the relegation zone.

The Saints ‘clash with Brentford last weekend was postponed due to a Covid-19 outburst among the Bees’ squad, and Ralf Hasenhuttl will be keen to end his side’s unbeaten run en route to an overloaded match schedule.

Southampton’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last time out made it six games without a win for Hasenhuttl’s men, with their inability to turn a draw into their draw this season.

This is how the Saints could line up.

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Willy Caballero (GK) – Just about everything you would expect from a 40-year-old veteran, adding experience but not quite good enough.

Tino Livramento (RB) – Without a doubt Southampton’s players of the year with their looting runs from the depths.

Lyanco (CB) – Warrior-like in defense, always playing on the edge and never afraid to throw himself into challenges.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) – Developed into a composite presence in the heart of Southampton’s backline.

Kyle Walker-Peters (LB) – Like Livramento, his ability to move the ball forward is crucial for Southampton.

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Oriol Romeu (CM) – A fan favorite that adds bite and aggression to Southampton’s midfield.

James Ward-Prowse (CM) – A set piece specialist and made a lavish free kick against Crystal Palace last time.

Will Smallbone (CM) – Impressed at Selhurst Park and Hasenhuttl could turn to the 21-year-old again as he makes sure to support the midfield.

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Moussa Djenepo (RW) – Could replace the inconsistent Nathan Redmond in the forward line.

Armando Broja (ST) – Begins to find his trail for the Saints and he can be the talisman they need.

Nathan Tella (LW) – Southampton’s most consistent outside, although he needs to improve his end product.

You can read the full 90mins preview of this match here. You can read a predicted line-up for West Ham here.

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