Premier League Season Review – Southampton

Southampton: 6th FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Quarter-finals Europa League: Play-off round The rise of Southampton just goes on and on. Whenever people seem to doubt them they seem to come up with the most emphatic shows of defiance and continuing to set new highs in the Premier League, led by the magnificent Ronald Koeman. The Dutchman was not expected to improve on the seventh position and 60 points he achieved in 2014-15, but proved just how good a manager he is by masterminding a storming second half…

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Chelsea have a surprise replacement in mind for Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois has refused to state he’s going to stay at Chelsea after the current season ends. The Belgian goalkeeper also revealed he prefers playing with his country’s defence. “We’re still conceding too many goals, and that’s not entirely the defence’s fault, even though I prefer playing with Belgium’s back four”, he told RTBF, according to Goal. With the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona interested in the 23-year-old, the Blues put a world-record price tag of £73 million on their star goalkeeper in an attempt to ward off interest from the Spanish giants, according…

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Stoke vs Southampton – Premier League preview and team news

Stoke City will be aiming to extend their unbeaten run to five games on Saturday when they host Southampton, who they have only lost to once in seven previous Premier League meetings. It has been an impressive response from the Potters, who just weeks ago were being questioned in several quarters amid fears that their season could just fizzle out. Three successive wins and an impressive performance to earn a more than deserved draw at Chelsea last weekend have silenced those doubts and ensured that a record Premier League points haul…

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Southampton vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

Southampton will be looking to continue their strong run with a victory and a fifth consecutive clean sheet, but it will be far from straightforward up against another in-form side in West Ham United. The defensive improvement from the Saints of late has coincided with the return of Fraser Forster in goal following a long-term injury, and his worth to the club was very much in evidence last time out at Arsenal, where a string of terrific saves kept out a second half onslaught from their opponents and preserved a point…

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