- Match Analysis
Southampton FC new player in and out 2017/18. Here is the Southampton FC Squad 2017/18. The summer transfer window 2018 is approaching and we are starting to see what the 2018/19 Southampton FC squad will look like. Southampton secured an 8th placed finish in the 2016/17 season, which was fantastic for them as a club. They have a new manager, Mauricio Pellegrino, and will be looking to survive in the Premier League in the end of the season.
Upon arrival, Pellegrino was thrown into a difficult situation concerning one of Southampton’s best players Van Dijk. He ultimately left in the January transfer window 2018. In the meantime however, Saints are struggling to score goals and are in the relegation zone. Their next fixtures will be important, have a look below to see their next six fixtures.
The Southampton FC Squad line up 2017/18 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.
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. A lot of fans put down the lack of goals to the old manager’s style of play. But the new manager Pelegrino has not helped them offensively, and they are struggling. Southampton have failed to score many goals this season and as a result; they are in the relegation zone. The addition of Manolo Gabbiadini did help them in January, until he suffered an injury soon after. Saints have also bought Guido Carrillo from Monaco too in order to help fix the goal drought they’ve suffered so far this season.
Southampton have had a rough season and are still in the relegation zone as of February 2018. If they are to survive in the Premier League they need to get points off these games. Especially the Stoke, Newcastle, and Swansea games. THe fixtures, on paper, are relatively easy, but we all know football doesn’t play out like it should on paper.
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