ASTON VILLA VS SOUTHAMPTON
LOWTON, VLAAR, SENDEROS,
N’ZOGBIA, WESTWOOD, CLEVERLEY, WEIMANN,
MANE, PELLE, TADIC,
S DAVIS, WANYAMA, SCHNEIDERLIN,
BERTRAND, ALDERWEIRELD, FONTE, CLYNE,
Southampton resume what has so far been a remarkable season. The Saints keep marching on and are becoming realistic challengers to Chelsea at the top of the Barclays Premier League as well as a top-four finish and Champions League football.
Since their defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in early October, Ronald Koeman’s men have won five league and cup games in a row.
Indeed, since that London defeat Southampton have gone four games without conceding a league goal, and a total of 410 minutes (six hours and 50 minutes) since Christian Eriksen’s goal for Spurs.
However, of their 24 goals this season Saints have found the net only six times away from home.
Aston Villa, though, are in a major slump, having gone seven games without a win, since their 1-0 win at Liverpool in mid-September. Since then they have lost six and drawn one and, scored just one goal in that period.