Southampton will look to halt a run of five games without a win when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s job hasn’t been made much easier by injuries picked up to forwards Armando Broja and Adam Armstrong, who join Che Adams on the sidelines and give the boss some tricky decisions to make.
Here’s how he could set up.
Willy Caballero (GK) – Injuries to Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster mean Caballero will see the second start of his short-term deal.
Tino Livramento (RB) – Livramento can hold his head up high this season. One of the signings of the campaign.
Jan Bednarek (CB) – A firm favourite under Hasenhuttl, Bednarek will likely start his 12th game of the season.
Mohammed Salisu (CB) – Back from suspension, Salisu should slot right back into the defence.
Kyle Walker-Peters (LB) – He continues to keen Romain Perraud out of the squad, but Walker-Peters can expect to rotate with the Frenchman over the coming weeks.
Nathan Redmond (RM) – Still waiting for his first goal of the season, it wouldn’t even be a surprise if Southampton‘s injury struggles see Redmond shunted into attack for this one.
James Ward-Prowse (CM) – Club captain Ward-Prowse doesn’t miss many games and he’s definitely not sitting this one out.
Oriol Romeu (CM) – Another returning from suspension, Romeu’s physical presence was missing in the recent defeat to Arsenal.
Nathan Tella (LM) – Tella looks to have forced his way into Hasenhuttl’s starting lineup. having starting the last three games.
Shane Long (ST) – With so many absences in attack, expect Long to be drafted back in.
Theo Walcott (ST) – One of many candidates for the second striker spot, Walcott will be looking forward to another shot centrally.