LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 01:  Danny Ings of Southampton celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton FC at Selhurst Park on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

Picking the Best Potential Southampton Lineup to Face Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday

Southampton will be hoping that they can get back to winning ways when they travel to Molineux to face Wolves on Saturday afternoon.


It has been a disappointing season so far for the Saints, who have only managed to secure one win from six matches. Their most recent fixture saw them fall to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of league leaders Liverpool.


Here's a look at how Southampton could potentially lineup against Wolves in this one.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Alex McCarthy (GK) - Angus Gunn hasn't been able to displace McCarthy, who has had a reasonable start to the season so far.


Cedric Soares (RB) - One of the first names on the team sheet, Cedric is a certainty to keep his place at right-back.


Wesley Hoedt (CB) - An own-goal against Liverpool won't prevent Hoedt from starting this one, who has been a mainstay in the starting XI so far this season.


Jannik Vestergaard (CB) - Alongside Hoedt, Vestergaard seems to be forming a solid partnership that could go on to blossom as the season progresses.


Ryan Bertrand (LB) - Another player who is virtually irreplaceable for Southampton, the left-back may have his hands full dealing with Helder Costa and Matt Doherty for Wolves.

2. Midfielders

James Ward-Prowse (RM) - Mohamed Elyounoussi is out injured which could pave the way for a return to the side for Ward-Prowse.


Mario Lemina (CM) - The Gabonese midfielder is yet to hit the heights of last season but he should get the nod to start ahead of the more defensive minded Oriol Romeu.


Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - Southampton's standout performer so far, Hojbjerg has redeemed himself for the red card he picked up in his first appearance of the season.


Nathan Redmond (LM) - The winger needs to start adding more goals to his game in order for him to keep justifying his spot in the starting XI.

3. Forwards

Shane Long (ST) - The Irish striker led the line by himself against Liverpool, but he tends to be more effective when lining up in a front two.


Danny Ings (ST) - After missing out on playing last weekend as Southampton played his parent club Liverpool, Ings will be back in action against Wolves.