With only two wins and a draw from Southampton’s opening seven Premier League games so far in the 2019/20 campaign, Saturday’s welcoming of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side to St Mary’s Stadium was always going to be a difficult affair.
We’ve all seen the improvements made under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, and we all see the improvements still needed to be made, but our summer captures are settling in and impressing to different degrees, but Saturday was again proof of how much further we need to go.
Losing 4-1 on the day with Danny Ings’ effort nothing more than a consolation, statistics website Whoscored were always going to be harsh in their player ratings, but the goalscoring 27-year-old did take a score of 7.12 to take our Man of the Match from the game.
Completing the top five best performers from the day in the way they rate players were Yan Valery (6.66), Shane Long (6.63), Nathan Redmond (6.44) and James Ward-Prowse (6.35).
Not a lot to shout about really, and we’d have liked to have gone into the October international break with a more pleasing result but it all begins again later this month as we travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers for the next clash.