Picking the Best Potential Southampton Lineup to Face Tottenham in the Premier League on Wednesday

Manager-less Southampton travel to Wembley on Wednesday in search of their first league win in three months. 


Despite the recent sacking of Mark Hughes, the Southampton players will be buoyed by last weekend's 2-2 draw with United and will be hoping to follow it up with a similar result against Tottenham.


First-team assistant coach Kelvin Davis will be responsible for picking Southampton's starting XI on Wednesday and here's a look at how they could line up.

3. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Alex McCarthy (GK) - The 29-year-old, who celebrated his birthday on Monday, has been an ever-present in the league for the Saints this season, and the icing on his birthday cake would be a clean sheet at Wembley on Wednesday.


Cedric Soares (RB) - Arguably one of their most consistent performers over the last few seasons, the European Championship winner picked up his first goal of the campaign in the weekend draw against United.


Jack Stephens (CB) - Mark Hughes was prone to rotating his back-line whilst in charge, meaning Stephens struggled to maintain a place in the starting XI. However, with a change of manager on the horizon, the young centre-back will be hopeful of preserving his place in the Southampton rearguard.


Maya Yoshida (CB) - Another defender who has struggled to claim a consistent spot in the team is Maya Yoshida, who only made his first start of the season eight games in. However, the 30-year-old has played the full 90 minutes in their last three fixtures and will be hoping to play 90 minutes more on Wednesday.


Ryan Bertrand (LB) - Bertrand has missed the last two league games through suspension and back problems, but should return to the fray against Spurs.

2. Midfielders

Oriol Romeu (CDM) - The Spaniard has played a bit-part role in Southampton's season thus far, due in part to Mario Lemina's stand-out performances in midfield. However, with Lemina set to serve a one-game suspension on Wednesday, Romeu could be gifted another chance to prove himself to Southampton's next manager.


Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg (CDM) - The Danish midfielder will have the unenviable task of slowing down compatriot Christian Eriksen on Wednesday night, as Hojbjerg aims to continue impressing in Southampton colours.


Manolo Gabbiadini (RM) - The Italian winger has appeared ten times in the league this year, but would have been hoping for a better return than just the one league goal thus far.


Stuart Armstrong (CAM) - The former Celtic midfielder has settled into his new surroundings in the south of England and plays a major role in the Southampton midfield. Armstrong has scored three in his last two outings and will be keen to add to his tally against Spurs.


Nathan Redmond (LM) - Despite missing only 17 minutes of Premier League football this season, Redmond is yet to score this term. The 24-year-old will be eager to raise his performances with the imminent arrival of a new manager, and should start once more.

1. Forwards

Charlie Austin (ST) - The outspoken striker has struggled in front of goal this term, with his only goal coming in Southampton's second round EFL Cup win over Brighton. Still yet to play a full 90 minutes this season (partly due to the presence of Danny Ings), Austin will also be hopeful that the arrival of a new manager will help turn his fortunes around.