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  1. Southampton 1-0 Leeds: The pick of the stats, published at11:09

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    • Southampton picked up their first win in the Premier League since May (3-1 v Fulham), ending a run of nine games without a victory in the competition (drawn four, lost five).

    • Leeds have only won one of their eight games in the Premier League this season (drawn three, lost four); their fewest at this stage of a top-flight campaign since 1981-82 (one), when they finished 20th and were relegated.

    • Leeds attempted just three shots in the game at St Mary’s. In their 150 games under Marcelo Bielsa in all competitions, the only game they’ve managed fewer was against Manchester City in April when they had a man sent off in the first half (two).

  2. Scorer Broja your star man in Saints win, published at08:33

    Player Rater - Armando Broja scored 7.36

    Armando Broja was your man of the match in our Player Rater as his goal gave Southampton their first league victory of the season.

    The Albania striker fired home his first Premier League goal in the second half, sealing a 1-0 win over Leeds at St Mary's.

    Read the match report and see how all the players rated

  3. Southampton 1-0 Leeds: Hasenhuttl reaction, published at18:00 16 October

    Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, speaking to BBC Sport: "Sometimes the performances have been better than the results. To win you need a goal and today we scored one. It was not the best performance this season but it was a solid one. It was defensively a good job that we did today. It was a decisive goal and a deserved one I think.

    "To be honest I was not sure what I wanted to do or team to pick. Players had been away and come back late. I tried to pick guys with the self-confidence, who scored during the international break, like Armando Broja. We worked on the plan for two days and finally we needed something different to against Chelsea. It was the right thing.

    "You don't get a lot of chances against them. It was the situation where we are under pressure and defending deeper. They played it well in this moment. I don't know many games when you are relaxed in the Premier League and one mistake can kill a game. Our performances have been good but the win has not been there. The season is long and I am not scared that we don't take wins. To take one is the first step."

  4. Watford 0-5 Liverpool: Ranieri reaction, published at15:06 16 October

    Watford manager Claudio Ranieri speaking to Match of the Day: "We knew very well what happens. Liverpool are one of the best teams in the world and maybe the players were nervous and wanted to show the new manager. There were some bad things, but some good things. In the last 20 minutes we were toe to toe with Liverpool. I now know more about the players. We have had training, but now we have a game and the game is truth.

    "It is a big job here, but if my players understand me it will get a little smaller. It will be OK. We are ready to work hard."

  5. Follow Southampton v Leeds United live, published at14:12 16 October

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    We're now less than one hour away from kick-off between Southampton and Leeds United at St Mary's Stadium.

    Click here to follow the action live

    You'll be able to catch up with all the post-match reaction on this page after full-time.

  6. Southampton v Leeds: confirmed team news, published at14:11 16 October

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl makes five changes to his starting XI as the hosts search for that elusive maiden win in the Premier League this season.

    Captain James Ward-Prowse begins a three-match ban, while right-back Kyle Walker-Peters, winger Theo Walcott, wideman Nathan Tella and striker Adam Armstrong drop to the bench.

    The quintet are replaced in the side which lost at Chelsea by Romain Perraud, Armando Broja, Moussa Djenepo, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Ibrahima Diallo.

    Scotland striker Che Adams is also out injured.

    Southampton XI v Leeds

    All eyes on the Leeds teamsheet are looking for two names: Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha.

    Neither players is in Marcelo Bielsa's starting XI, nor on the bench.

    England midfielder Phillips missed the international fixtures with a calf injury, while Raphinha starred for Brazil in their 4-1 win over Uruguay only 36 hours or so ago.

    One other name missing from the win against Watford is left-back Junior Firpo, as attacking midfielder Tyler Roberts, winger Jack Harrison and defender Pascal Struijk come in.

    Leeds starting XI v Southampton
  7. Team news: Southampton v Leeds, published at17:14 15 October

    Che Adams and Raphinha split picture

    Southampton are without striker Che Adams, who suffered a muscle injury during Scotland's win against Israel.

    Captain James Ward-Prowse begins a three-match ban, while defender Jack Stephens is a long-term absentee.

    Leeds will continue to monitor Kalvin Phillips, who withdrew from the England squad because of a calf problem.

    Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling and Robin Koch remain sidelined, while Raphinha is unlikely to start following his late return from international duty.

    The winger scored his first international goals in Brazil's win against Uruguay, playing 72 minutes in a 4-1 victory in Manaus which finished in the early hours of Friday morning (approximately 03:30 BST).

    Who makes your Southampton team this weekend?

    Pick and share your Leeds XI here

  8. Lawro's predictions: Southampton v Leeds, published at16:07 15 October

    Mark Lawrenson takes on actor and Manchester United fan Tom Hughes for the latest round of Premier League predictions.

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    Lawro's prediction: 0-2

    Southampton were doing pretty well against Chelsea until James Ward-Prowse was sent off.

    What frustrated me most about that decision is that VAR instructed the referee to go and watch it again, and he was shown replays in slow motion, which is just ridiculous. How can you judge how dangerous a tackle is if you don't see it in real time? Slow any challenge down and it looks awful.

    The end result was another defeat for Saints, who are still without a win after seven games.

    I don't fancy their chances much here, either, especially if Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips is back from the calf injury that ruled him out of England duty.

    Tom's prediction: Marcelo Bielsa is just a wizard and Dan James has just gone to Leeds, and I felt sorry for him at United. I am going to go with two goals for him. 0-2

    Find out how Lawro and Tom think the rest of this week's fixtures will go

    Actor Tom HughesImage source, Shepherd
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    Hughes' newest film Shepherd had its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival on Thursday

  9. Weekend fixtures at a glance, published at15:21 15 October

    Premier League fixtures: Saturday - Watford v Liverpool (12:30 BST), Aston Villa v Wolves, Leicester v Man Utd, Man City v Burnley, Norwich v Brighton, Southampton v Leeds (all 15:00 BST), Brentford v Chelsea (17:30 BST). Sunday: Everton v West Ham (14:00), Newcastle v Tottenham (16:30). Monday: Arsenal v Crystal Palace (20:00 BST)
  10. How will Saints cope without the skipper?, published at12:02 15 October

    Southampton will be without captain James Ward-Prowse for the first time in the Premier League since 27 December 2018, after he received a straight red card in Saints' 3-1 defeat by Chelsea.

    Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse had made 102 consecutive Premier League appearances before he picked up a red card against Chelsea last time out.
  11. Chelsea 3-1 Southampton: Fantasy football top performers, published at09:15 15 October

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    Chelsea cruised to a 3-1 victory over Southampton in the seventh round of Premier League fixtures - but who were the top fantasy football performers from the match?

    Unsurprisingly, the bonus points went to Chelsea players:

    • Trevoh Chalobah (3)

    • Cesar Azpilicueta (2)

    • Ruben Loftus-Cheek & Timo Werner (1)

    So which Blues and Saints players - if any - should be making it into your team for gameweek eight?

    Read Alistair Bruce-Ball's fantasy football tips to find out

    And listen to the Fantasy 606 podcast on BBC Sounds

  12. Hasenhuttl expects things to get tougher for Saints after Newcastle takeover, published at07:02 15 October

    Ralph HasenhuttlImage source, Getty Images

    Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says he does not "have an issue" with Newcastle United's Saudi Arabian-backed takeover, although it means things will not "get any easier" for his side.

    Newcastle finished two points above Southampton in the bottom half of the Premier League last season and both are among the four sides still seeking a first win of the campaign.

    “I am not the guy who decides who is allowed to bring these people into the Premier League, and investment in the Premier League is a good thing, if I’m honest," said Hasenhuttl.

    “It is not for me to say if it is right or not. It’s not a surprise, for me, that the Premier League is getting stronger every season. I feel it since I was here.

    “When you’re a team like us, that gives their best players away for a lot of money and start again, you can feel it every year that it’s more difficult to compete with these teams because they all have the opportunities to buy players for a lot of money.

    “Now there’s another bigger one coming and it doesn’t get any easier, that is for sure. But this is the Premier League. It’s fantastic because it’s another big impact money-wise for the Premier League, which does mean the quality is rising.”

  13. 'All natural' Le Tissier makes top 10 list, published at17:16 14 October

    Matt Le TissierImage source, Getty Images

    Tricksters, mavericks, risk takers, brilliant ball control, ridiculous skills - what makes someone a baller? According to Micah Richards, it's "all about the sauce".

    The subject of Premier League ballers was discussed by Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Richards in the latest Match of The Day: Top 10 podcast.

    Ranked second by Shearer and fourth by Richards is former Southampton player Matt le Tissier, who made 368 appearances for Saints between 1986-2002 and was the first midfielder to score 100 Premier League goals.

    Shearer: "To me, a baller is also someone who scores outrageous goals from all sorts of angles. Unbelievable skill, flicking it on to your chest, banging goals in from 30 yards. Someone who does a bit of everything, great technique, running with the ball, left foot and right foot, can beat people and do tricks.

    "Le Tissier could do all of those things. He didn't care a jot whether he lost the ball. It was all natural - and as for his goals... flicks, tricks, chests, volleys - you name it."

    Find out who else made the cut?

    And listen to how they reached their final list in Match of the Day: Top 10 on BBC Sounds

  14. Southampton v Leeds: What does the form show?, published at16:20 14 October

    Past 5 games. Southampton; loss v Chelsea (a), loss v Wolves (h), win v Sheffield Utd (a), draw v Man City (a), draw v West Ham (h). Leeds; win v Watford (h), loss v West Ham (h), win v Fulham (a), draw v Newcastle (a), loss v Liverpool (h)
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    *Southampton beat Sheffield United 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

    **Leeds beat Fulham 6-5 on penalties after a goalless draw in the Carabao Cup third round.

    • Southampton remain winless in the Premier League this season (four draws, three lost) – the only campaign in their history in which they failed to win any of their opening eight league games was 1998-99, when they avoided relegation from the Premier League on the final day of the season.

    • Leeds’ past two away league games have finished level (1-1 against both Burnley and Newcastle), as many draws as they’d had in their previous 52 top-flight away games combined beforehand. They last drew more consecutively on the road in the Premier League in their first six such games in 1998-99.

    • Marcelo Bielsa's side are averaging just one goal per game in the Premier League this season (seven goals, seven games), having averaged 1.6 per game in the competition last term. Last season, they reached seven goals scored after just two Premier League matches.

  15. Hasenhuttl on Adams, Leeds & Newcastle takeover, published at12:17 14 October

    Ralph Hasenhuttl has been speaking to the media before Saturday's Premier League match against Leeds United at St Mary's.

    Here are the key lines from the Southampton manager:

    • On team news, Hasenhuttl confirmed Jack Stephens remains unavailable and striker Che Adams will not be ready to face Leeds after returning from international duty with a muscle injury;

    • The Saints boss says a lot of things are "working well" despite his side still waiting for a first Premier League victory of the season. However, he added: "We cannot deny our goalscoring is not at the level it needs to be to get wins";

    • Looking ahead to Saturday's match against Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds, Hasenhuttl expects a game that "will be nice to watch [for the neutral] with a lot of mistakes in the game because of the pressure each side puts on the other". He added: "You will not see a five-star dinner";

    • Asked about Newcastle United's takeover, he said: "In general, investment is a good thing. From which side it comes, it is not for me to say if it's right or not."

  16. Southampton v Leeds: Last time out, published at10:18 14 October

    Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring against SouthamptonImage source, Getty Images

    Southampton host Leeds United in the Premier League this weekend - but what happened when the two teams last met in the top flight?

    Patrick Bamford's 16th Premier League goal of the season helped Leeds United to a 2-0 win over Southampton in front of 8,000 returning fans at St Mary's Stadium.

    Bamford, who had earlier missed a chance when he only had goalkeeper Alex McCarthy to beat, flicked the ball into the net following Rodrigo's ball over the Saints defence.

    Leeds added a second in injury time when Bamford's strike was parried by McCarthy, with Tyler Roberts converting the rebound.

    Southampton's best chance came early on but Che Adams' header was tipped over by Leeds goalkeeper Kiko Casilla.

  17. Hear from the Saints boss on Thursday, published at07:30 14 October

    Ralph Hasenhuttl

    Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is due to the speak to the media at about 11:00 BST on Thursday.

    Catch up with all the key lines from his news conference on this page later.

  18. Southampton v Leeds: Who makes your Saints team?, published at17:44 13 October

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    Southampton host Leeds in the eighth round of Premier League fixtures on Saturday, but who will make it into Ralph Hasenhuttl's starting XI?

    You'll be able to pick - and share on social media - your own line-up for every Premier League game throughout the campaign.

    It's up to you how to approach it - you could go for the team you WANT the boss to pick or the one you THINK he will.

    Either way, it's time to choose your Saints team to face Leeds

  19. Southampton v Leeds: Head-to-head stats, published at12:45 13 October

    Premier League record, 26 games. Southampton: 5 wins, 15 goals, 7 clean sheets. Leeds United: 14 wins, 35 goals, 16 clean sheets
    • Having won five of their six league meetings with Leeds between 2006 and 2012 (one lost), Southampton lost both of their games against the Whites in the Premier League last season.

    • Against no team have Leeds won more Premier League games than they have against Southampton (14).

    • In total, 31 of Leeds’ 35 Premier League goals against Southampton have been scored in the second half of games, including each of the last 13 in a row. Of all teams to have scored 20+ goals against an opponent in the competition, Leeds against Southampton is the highest ratio scored after half-time (89%).

  20. Transfer news: Saints players expecting Hasenhuttl sacking, published at07:48 13 October

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    Southampton players are expecting Austrian boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, 54, to be sacked in the coming weeks with the club yet to win in the Premier League this season. (Football Insider), external

    Meanwhile, Southampton are interested in signing West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, 28, along with Tottenham and West Ham. (Hampshire Live), external

    Want more transfer news? Read Wednesday's full gossip column