Southampton FC Squad – First Team 2018/19
Southampton FC new player in and out 2018/19. Here is the Southampton FC Squad 2018/19. The January transfer window 2019 is over and we have a clear idea how the 2018/19 Southampton FC squad looks like. Southampton only just avoided relegation last season in 2017/18. They have a new manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, who has replaced Mark Hughes and will be looking to survive in the Premier League at the end of the 2018/19 season as well.
Southampton FC Squad 2018/19
The Southampton FC Squad line up 2018/19 season consists of these players. You can read about their wages here.
Southampton FC Goalkeepers
- Fraser Forster
- Alex McCarthy
- Angus Gunn
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.
However, the Saints, who are fighting to survive in the top flight this season, have turned to their second choice keeper Alex McCarthy to stand between the bars. His performance has been decent but the defence has let him down in recent outings.
Southampton FC Defenders
- Maya Yoshida
- Jannik Vestergaard
- Jack Stephens
- Jan Bednarek
- Ryan Bertrand
- Matt Targett
- Kayne Ramsay
- Alfie Jones
- Yan Valery
The defence has not performed as per expectations so far this season. The likes of Yan Valery and Jan Bednarek have done well but the others, especially the ones like Maya Yoshida and Jannik Vestergaard have not been able to step up to their duties and have let their sides down on a number of occasions. The young players like Kayne Ramsay and Alfie Jones have been included in the first team for the rest of the season and it is to be seen how they perform.
Wesley Hoedt’s performance was also less than impressive for the first half of the season and has been sent on loan to ply his trade with the La Liga side, Celta Vigo.
Southampton FC Midfielders
- Oriol Romeu
- James Ward-Prowse
- Pierre-Emile Hojberg
- Callum Slattery
- Mario Lemina
- Mohamed Elyounoussi
- Tyreke Johnson
- Stuart Armstrong
- Joshua Sims
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.
Southampton FC Forwards
- Nathan Redmond
- Danny Ings
- Shane Long
- Charlie Austin
- Sam Gallagher
- Michael Obafemi
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.
With Manolo Gabbiadini returning to Italy to ply his trade for Sampdoria in the January transfer window, the Saints are in utter trouble going forward and have not been able to find a viable replacement for the Italian in January.
Southampton‘s first six fixtures 2018/19 season
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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To see Southampton player wages 2018, click here.
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