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Southampton predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Saints won their last game
Saints won their last game / Robin Jones/GettyImages
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Southampton travel to Turf Moor on Thursday night to face relegation-threatened Burnley.

Saints picked up a fantastic victory over Arsenal on Saturday, with Jan Bednarek netting the game's only goal on the stroke of half-time. A mammoth goalkeeping display from Fraser Forster then made sure of the points.

That victory will have Ralph Hasenhuttl looking at those above them in the table as the Austrian aims for a top-half finish. Here is the starting XI that seems most likely to start against the Clarets...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Kyle Walker-Peters
Walker-Peters can play on either side / Pete Norton/GettyImages

Fraser Forster (GK) - Forster put in a super-human display against Arsenal. You can tell he is fighting for his St Mary's future.

Tino Livramento (RB) - Livramento did not start against the Gunners so is almost certain to start here.

Jan Bednarek (CB) - A goal-scoring defender, Bednarek has found the back of the net four times this season.

Mohammed Salisu (CB) - Newcastle tried to sign Salisu in January and they could reignite their interest this summer.

Kyle Walker-Peters (LB) - Played as a right wing-back against Arsenal and should just edge out Romain Perraud for a spot on the left here.

2. Midfielders

Nathan Redmond
Redmond has struggled to feature regularly this season / Robin Jones/GettyImages

James Ward-Prowse (CM) - Ward-Prowse is Saints' joint top Premier League goalscorer, though his haul of seven does include three spot kicks.

Oriol Romeu (CM) - Southampton's metronome has completed over 84% of his passes this season.

Nathan Redmond (AM) - Mohamed Elyounoussi started against Arsenal, so Redmond – who has slipped down the pecking order – may be thrown some minutes.

Stuart Armstrong (AM) - An extremely tidy yet tenacious operator, Saints rarely win when Armstrong isn't on the pitch.

3. Forwards

Adam Armstrong
Armstrong may be handed a rare start / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Adam Armstrong (ST) - Hasenhuttl has repeatedly insisted that he is pleased with Armstrong's all-round play this season, but just two Premier League goals is worrying.

Che Adams (ST) - Adams has pushed on nicely this year, combining work rate with increased cutting edge in front of goal.

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