Their start to the campaign has witnessed one of the most humiliating games in football history – and Hasenhuttl is struggling to find the solution to end their horrific run of form.
However, equally disappointing starts from the likes of Watford means there is not much separating the teams at the bottom of the table – and Southampton do have a few positives to take away from the season. After all, every cloud has a silver lining, right?
Negative: The 9-0 Thrashing Against Leicester
Leicester's nine goals on that night down at St. Mary's meant they recorded the biggest ever away win in Premier League history.
Captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg took credit for the loss, but there were disappointing performances from the entire team as they allowed the early dismissal of Ryan Bertrand to affect the game. The result is definitely one they will be hoping, but probably unable to forget anytime soon.
Positive: Away Form
During their trips to the Etihad and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Southampton only missed out on a point from mere 2-1 defeats against both Manchester City and Spurs (though Hassenhuttl was furious about the outcome of the latter).
Their next league fixture is away at the Emirates, and with Arsenal not exactly in their best spell of form either, it might be a chance for Southampton to pick up some much-needed points.
Negative: Injury Concerns
Key man Danny Ings has struggled for fitness this season, whilst new signing Moussa Djenepo has picked up an injury after making an impressive start for the Saints.
Positive: Upcoming Fixtures
It’s no secret that despite everything, the Saints have had a pretty tricky run with games against Manchester City, Chelsea and an in-form Leicester City. Did we mention that already?
Taking that into account, Saints fans will be relieved that they can now hopefully break their winless streak as they hold on to their hopes of avoiding relegation.
Negative: Defensive Issues
Southampton’s biggest weakness lies in central defence, but they also lack strength in depth (or strength at all) across the whole back-line. This means that the January transfer window could be the team’s chance to spend big and fix their defensive struggles once and for all, despite their reluctance to do so.