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Southampton predicted lineup vs Leeds - Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Hasenhuttl will be hopeful of breaking Saints' poor run
Hasenhuttl will be hopeful of breaking Saints' poor run / Robin Jones/GettyImages
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Southampton travel to Elland Road on Saturday to take on Leeds United, as they look to break a three-game Premier League losing streak.

Saints are boosted by the potential returns of long-term absentees Alex McCarthy and Nathan Tella, though it could be too soon for either player to feature here.

Here is the starting XI that Ralph Hasenhuttl seems most likely to select this weekend...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kyle Walker-Peters
Walker-Peters is now a full England international / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Fraser Forster (GK) - Alex McCarthy's return to fitness will put him under pressure. For now though, Forster's position is safe.

Tino Livramento (RB) - Featured for England Under-21s during the international break. Another highlight in this breakout season.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) - Could be featuring at the World Cup for Ghana if he sorts out his difficult relationship with the federation.

Jan Bednarek (CB) - Helped Poland keep a clean sheet in their World Cup qualification playoff victory against Sweden in midweek.

Kyle Walker-Peters (LB) - Will be on cloud nine after making his England debut in midweek. Didn't he do well too?

2. Midfielders

Mohamed Elyounoussi
There is plenty of competition for Elyounoussi's spot in the team / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Oriol Romeu (CM) - Almost always provides Saints with a solid base to build from in midfield.

James Ward-Prowse (CM) - Added to his pile of England caps in midweek, starting in the Three Lions' friendly victory over Ivory Coast.

Mohamed Elyounoussi (AM) - Theo Walcott, Moussa Djenepo, Nathan Redmond and the newly-fit Nathan Tella will all be eyeing up this spot, but Elyounoussi deserves to keep it for now.

Stuart Armstrong (AM) - One of the most underrated players in the Premier League. Uses the ball so effectively and possesses a wondrous technique.

3. Forwards

Armando Broja, Pau Torres
Broja tested himself against Spain in the international break / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Che Adams (ST) - Started both of Scotland's games during the break. Has improved so much this season.

Armando Broja (ST) - Will be hoping to end a six-game goal drought here. Competition for his position is hardly fierce, though.



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