- Match Analysis
Southampton FC new player in and out 2018/19. Here is the Southampton FC Squad 2018/19. The summer transfer window 2018 is here and we are starting to see what the 2018/19 Southampton FC squad will look like. Southampton only just avoided relegation last season in 2017/18. They have a new manager, Mark Hughes, and will be looking to survive in the Premier League at the end of the season.
Mark Hughes came in to replace Pellegrino who had a dismal season in charge of the Saints. They were facing very real relegation threat until Mark Hughes saved them. Southampton also lost their best defender. Virgil Van Dijk, in January 2018 to Liverpool.
The Southampton FC Squad line up 2018/19 season will consist of these players. You can read about their wages here.
In the goalkeeping department, Southampton are quite content. Despite a couple of mistakes last season, they have a pretty solid keeper in ex-Celtic man Fraser Forster. He put in some great performances last season including saving a penalty at Anfield in May (pictured above) to earn a point vs Liverpool. He’s even starting to put himself in contention for an England place on an international level. In summer 2018, the Saints signed Angus Gunn from Manchester City to compete with Fraser Forster for the number one spot.
Again, we can see some very impressive midfield players in this Southampton 2017/18 squad. Despite being sold by Chelsea, Oriol Romeu has been a very good player for the Saints over the last couple of seasons. He’s a strong, dominant midfielder who was one of Southampton’s player of the season in the last campaign. His midfield partner is often promising English talent James Ward-Prowse, who seems to be edging closer to the national First Team with every passing season.
It is going forward that Southampton really need to work on. Although they have some talented players on paper, members of the squad like Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic performed below expectations last season, leaving fans disappointed. This resulted in Southampton selling the latter in summer 2018. A lot of fans put down the lack of goals to the old manager’s style of play. Southampton failed to score many goals last season and as a result; they were in the relegation zone. Mark Hughes rescued them from the embers but they are still at risk of fiery failure this season if the Saints don’t add some good signings this summer.
As you can see, The Saints have some tough fixtures in their opening six games. However, they could be worse, with games against Brighton, Crystal Palace and Burnley winnable.
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